Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Inside SFCC Summer edition now online

The summer edition of Inside SFCC is now available online.
Read the following stories:

Learn about free environmental tech job training on KTRC, Aug. 6

Learn about free environmental technician job training that leads to good-paying jobs when nationally recognized instructor Janet Kerley speaks about the program with Richard Eeds on KTRC 1260 | 103.7, at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Listen live.

The five-week intensive training runs Sept. 10-Oct. 12. An EPA grant covers the costs for eligible unemployed, underemployed or low-income participants.

Learn more and apply.:

Convocation, Aug. 13

Fall is just around the corner. Welcome Week takes place Aug. 9 through 17. The kick-off convocation assembly is Monday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Please note, services will be limited during this time. View the full agenda.

Dr. Cecilia Cervantes to talk on KSWV at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8

SFCC Interim President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes will be live on KSWV 99.9 FM | 810 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Hear about SFCC’s programs, projects and events. Listen live on Aug. 8.

Dr. Cecilia Cervantes on KSFR's Wake Up Call

Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., will speak on KSFR from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mon. Aug. 6 on the Wake Up Call on KSFR (101.1 FM). Check back later in the day to listen to the podcast to hear her conversation with KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge regarding the projects that the local bond passed this year will be funding, the new initiatives in SFCC’s Strategic Plan and much more.

ESL orientation sessions, Aug. 6, 7, 13 and 14

Santa Fe Community College will offer English as a Second Language courses to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session prior to registration. Orientation and Registration sessions will all take place at the Santa Fe Community College, Adult Education Department:

Monday, August 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Classes begin Aug. 20, 21, 27 or 28, depending on the location. Space is limited. For more information, call 505-428-1356.


Mental Health First Aid Training, Aug. 17

The next Mental Health First Aid Training will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17. To learn more visit the event page.

To register, please call 505-428-1754 or email Erin Lopez-Trask at Registration must be completed by Monday, Aug. 13.

Save the date: 'Aventurera,' Spanish film event at Midtown Campus, Aug. 17

Save the Date – ‘Aventurera,’ a free film screening event at Midtown Campus Quad will happen the evening of Aug. 17.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and the screening begins at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17.The film will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

All of this takes place outdoors at the Midtown Campus bandstand. Accessible from 1600 St. Michael’s Drive or Alumni Drive, opposite Yucca Street and Siringo Road.

Food trucks and entertainment – including tango demonstration; and presentations, activities and giveaways from SFCC – start at 6 p.m.!


Actively seeking planners and facilitators for Pride Parade and Festival

What’s YOUR vision for the Santa Fe Pride Parade and Festival?

Please join and weigh in with other local LGBTQAI2s community members and activists for a facilitated conversation and panel about the future of the Santa Fe Pride Parade and Festival at a Town Hall Discussion on The Future of LGBTQAI2S+ Pride from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed. Aug. 29 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Spanish and ASL interpreters will be available.
To participate in planning and for more information please email

Student Spotlight

Architecture and Interior Design Open House, Aug. 7

Interested in a career in Architecture and Interior Design? Please stop by for the Architecture/Interior Design Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 to learn about two new certificates (Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design and Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Software), as well as the new Associates in Applied Sciences in Architecture and Interior Design. For more information, contact Program Head of Architecture and Interior Design Jeremy Mier at 505-428-1144.

Evening, weekend and online classes offer flexible scheduling options

Working students often find it challenging to earn a degree. Talk with an adviser about options to take classes in the evening, weekend and online. Students can contact the Welcome and Advising Center at or call 505-428-1270.

This semester you can pursue two popular certificates completely online: Entrepreneurship, and Architectural and Interior Design Software.

To learn more about flexible scheduling and other registration options read here.

How do you contact Financial Aid?

If you can’t visit the office, email from your SFCC email account and include your student ID number.


Creative Writing for Fall

The SFCC English Department has released a flyer compiling its creative writing offerings for the fall semester. Check out the flyer.

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

Listen to a conversation on "white fragility"

Check out the new episode of KTRC’s “Brave Space,” Northern New Mexico’s Feminist radio show, where SFCC Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning Coordinator Emily Stern and Dr. Patricia Trujillo, Northern NM College’s Diversity and Equity Officer and Professor, had a conversation about “white fragility.” Listen to the podcast.

Check out a recent New Yorker article on the same topic.

Helping flood victims

We know that folks are looking for ways to help some of the flood victims in our SFCC community. Lucia Lucero has created a Go Fund Me page that will help the family of two of the college employees affected. For more information visit the Go Fund Me page

Landmark ruling for N.M. public schools

SFCC’s CDIL Coordinator, Emily Stern, was honored to attend the press conference celebrating the landmark legal victory for N.M. public school students.
In her ruling, Judge Sarah Singleton stated to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who handled the case, that “…the harm is done to economically disadvantaged students, Native American students, English Language Learners and students with disabilities.” Stern, a member of the N.M. Latino Education Task Force and a contributor to the case, has participated in supporting multiple N.M. educational initiatives, including the Ethnic Studies, anti-bullying and anti-racism legislation.
Listen to KUNM’s podcast on the ruling.

Learn about TRiO from our students

TRiO is like a second home to me. It’s a place where I always feel welcome, where I can do homework, get academic advising, attend workshops and make friends. –Amelia Escobar

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.