Released: May 26, 2020
More than 100 certificates and programs, many online classes available
Registration open, advisors available to assist
Santa Fe Community College has opened registration for the fall semester. The fall semester begins Monday, August 24. Among the many fall program offerings, SFCC will launch a new massage therapy certificate program, as well as revitalized engineering machining technologies certificate.
SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. said, “As the community suffers from both the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus, the college recognizes its vital role. During this time of economic downturn, the college offers many opportunities for individuals to earn a degree or certificate to move forward in a new career. We have excellent advisors available by phone and online to help new students navigate the registration process and apply for financial aid.”
The college is preparing to offer a mix of online and in-person classes for the fall semester. All summer session classes are online. The college continues to evaluate a phased-in return-to-campus that is aligned with local, state and federal guidance regarding COVID-19 and recommendations to protect the health and safety of our community.
Applications open for Certificate of Massage Therapy.
SFCC is now accepting and reviewing applications to enter the Certificate of Massage Therapy program. SFCC is launching that program with online only classes in Fall semester for those accepted into the program. For information on admission to the program visit https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/massage-therapy/
Ute Jannsen-Kerr, who is directing the certificate program said, “The college is excited to offer this new program. Massage therapy contributes to the health and well-being of those seeking stress relief, as well as relief from aches and pains. People must apply this summer to be reviewed for access to beginning online classes this fall.” Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) in order to qualify for NM State licensure. Note: All fall classes for this program will be online.
Applications open for Engineering Machining Technologies SFCC/LANL program with student benefits.
Applications are also being accepted this summer for the revitalized Engineering Machining Technologies certificate. The program is supported by a partnership of SFCC and Los Alamos National Laboratories announced at an April 16 press conference. Evaluation of applications will be determined this summer for a limited number of students. The unique partnership provides a combination of classes with hands-on training at LANL.
Students who qualify and are accepted into the LANL/SFCC program will receive the following benefits, provided by LANL:
- Tuition and fees for a full-time student
- Paid student internship at LANL, which will meet on Fridays
- Student/intern pay while physically in class (based on standard SFCC contact hours),
- Initiation of the security clearance process, and
- Potential conversion to full-time employment upon completion of the 62-credit hour program, providing the student meets all LANL eligibility requirements.
More information and applications are available at https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/engineering-machining-technology-program/. Applications are due Friday, June 12, 2020. Additional applications may be considered after this date if space is available .
SFCC offers flexible scheduling with classes online, in the evenings and weekends. The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at https://www.sfcc.edu/look-for-a-credit-class/.
Degree programs prepare students for a career and/or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Students can choose classes from the schedule of courses online at sfcc.edu. The college has waived online fees for the summer and fall semesters.
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.