Released: April 12, 2017
Summer Registration begins April 18, Fall Registration begins April 25
Santa Fe Community College has added several new options for educational or career advancement. Registration for the summer semester begins Tuesday, April 18. Fall semester registration begins Tuesday, April 25.
SFCC is offering a new certificate in Building Science and Construction Technologies. “The entire building curriculum has been revised to meet National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) criteria,” said Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Trades and Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies and the School of Business and Education. “The revisions will provide successful students with nationally recognized credentials in construction trades. The newly revised Associate in Applied Science is comparable to the certificate, but provides a higher credential with additional coursework, which will increase employability.”
For those with an entrepreneurial spirit and/or a green thumb, a variety of courses are offered in the Controlled Agriculture Program. Formerly known as the Greenhouse Management program, the new name reflects the program’s expanding focus in the realms of hydroponics and aquaponics. Classes are offered both in the day and evening with a large emphasis on hands-on learning in diverse environments such as indoor spaces, in a greenhouse, as well as in the newly acquired Farm Pod (a sophisticated, high-tech system for raising fish, as well as plants with circulating water solely operating with off-the grid solar technology). Internships coupled with class work prepare students to enter jobs in this cutting-edge field.
SFCC’s new Infant Families Studies Certificate prepares individuals to work in the Early Childhood fields of home visiting, early intervention and infant/toddler education. The IFS certificate provides students with the coursework necessary to apply for the New Mexico IFS certificate offered through the New Mexico Office of Child Development.
Other new offerings include certificates in business administration, manufacturing engineering technologies and medical bill coding. Additionally, the college now offers classes that provide all of the academic requirements to become a New Mexico Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.
Certificates prepare students for entry-level work and/or supplement their skills for job advancement opportunities. Degree programs prepare students for a career and/or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Once registration begins, students can choose classes from the schedule of courses for both semesters online at www.sfcc.edu.
Register for the summer session beginning April 18 and for fall session beginning April 25. Registration is at www.sfcc.edu. Summer classes start June 5; Fall classes start August 21. Interested students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 428-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.