President's Spring 2020 Presentation 2 p.m. on Jan. 13
President’s Spring 2020 Address and Conversation with the President, 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, January 13 in the Jemez Rooms. President Becky Rowley welcomes your questions, input and feedback.
ESL new student orientations begin Jan. 14
Beginning January 27, SFCC’s ESL Program will offer English as a Second Language classes to adults who want to learn English. Classes are taught at SFCC, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, and El Camino Real Academy. Morning and evening classes are at SFCC; classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and El Camino Real Academy are in the evening.
New students must attend ONE of the three-hour orientation sessions listed below. Orientation includes testing and placement as well as registration for the courses.
Orientation / Registration
Santa Fe Community College, Adult Education Department, 6401 Richards Ave.
- Tuesday, January 14: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 15: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
There is a registration fee of $25 [cash or money order] that can be applied to more than one course and includes all class materials.
Midtown Registration Fair 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16
Santa Fe Community College will offer a special one-day Midtown Campus Registration Fair from 1 to 6 p.m on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. SFCC staff will be on hand to help people sign up for spring classes, which begin on Jan. 21. Prospective students should bring along a photo I.D. to start the process.
You don’t need to pre-register to attend, but if you contact SFCC in advance you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a gift card courtesy of Santa Fe Community College Foundation. Express your interest either at https://www.sfcc.edu/midtown/ or call 505-428-1667.
Plant and Operation Management moving to LL305 during construction
This spring, Plant Operations and Management will be in a new location during office renovation and construction. POM will move into the office suite in the West Wing, Lower Level Room 305 on January 13 and will remain there through May.
Continuing Education open house 10 to 1 p.m. Jan. 23
Santa Fe Community College
Continuing Education Spring Open House.
Thurs., Jan. 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ever wanted to learn a second language? The Spanish course offerings are many but French, German and Italian are also available. Ever wanted to impress your friends with your creations in the kitchen or learn more about how nutrition supports health? Thinking about retirement? Get tips on a wide range of considerations as you prepare for that stage of your life. Find out about these offerings and much more during the Continuing Education open house at Santa Fe Community College, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 in the hallway outside the Continuing Education Office, 6401 Richards Avenue.
Instructors will be displaying their work and talking to students about their classes. Students can register for classes, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/continuing-education/ or call 505-428-1676.
February Library Events
February library events feature faculty publications
SFCC Library, Room 516
Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
3 to 4 p.m.
|Panel discussion, book sales and signing of Three Paths, One God: Traditional Scriptures and New Prayers by Aamna Nayyar, Min Kantrowitz and Victoria Reder.
The book brings together beliefs from Jewish, Christian and Muslim scripture, liturgy and prayer. The book represents diverse points of view and encourages religious understanding and tolerance.
Read more about the book.
6 to 7 p.m.
|Book signing and performance: The Big Book of Blues Guitar: The History, the Greats—And How to Play by Andrew Leo Lovato.
People who own guitars are welcome to bring their guitars for a mini guitar lesson following the book discussion.
Read more about the book.
AARP Tax-Aide at the Santa Fe HEC
Free 2020 tax preparation will be provided by AARP at the Santa Fe HEC, 1950 Siringo Road.
Tax preparation assistance will be available from February 3 to April 15. Appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made online starting January 10.
Full details available at: https://www.sfcc.edu/taxaide/
Campus shutdown Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The College will be completely shut down on Monday, January 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Electricity will be out for the entire site to accommodate electrical infrastructure installation at the Automotive Technologies building. As a safety precaution, employees are expected to shut down all electronics in their areas including computer workstations, monitors, and printers. No one will be allowed on site that day for any reason. Email, Canvas, and the public website will remain accessible during the outage. However, many services such as class registration and payments will not be available.
Employees should shut down their electronics before leaving for the holiday weekend, or by Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the latest.
The Santa Fe Higher Education Center (HEC) will also be closed, but will not be subject to the electrical shut down.
SFCC Campus Safety & Security: 505-428-1224.
Register early for the Gerald Clay Basketball tournament
The annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center.
Registration by cash or check only is available at the FEC front desk. Online registration is expected to be available soon.
Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Exercise Science students and equipment for the gymnasium. Contact Herman Garcia, 505-428-1751.
Under Construction: Auto Tech Center
Construction has begun on the new, 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center on the southeast corner of campus. Please share these contacts should anyone need directions to the construction site or information:
• Karin Pitman, SFCC Automotive Technologies Center Project Manager at 428-1720
• Julia Furry, Director of Automotive Technologies – 428-1177.
The college thanks our local voters who supported the need for educating more skilled automotive technicians when they approved the $7 million bond to build the center. The ATC is designed to become eligible to earn a LEED Gold energy designation using various sustainable strategies. The architectural renderings from Greer Stafford/SJCF ARCHITECTURE, Inc. are posted online. The Automotive Technologies Program offers multiple certificates as well as an Associate in Applied Science degree, all of which lead to in-demand, good-paying jobs.