Campus Weekly


New Certificates this Fall

New offerings add to the dozens of certificates and associate degrees offered at SFCC. Registration is ongoing through Aug. 11. Classes begin on Aug. 21.

  • The college continues to keep pace with changes in the building and construction industries and is offering a certificate in Building Science and Construction Technologies.
  • Certificates and an associate in Applied Science are now offered in Controlled Environment Agriculture, formerly the Greenhouse Management program.
  • SFCC’s new Infant and Family Studies Certificate prepares individuals to work in the Early Childhood fields of home visiting, early intervention and infant/toddler education.
  • Other new offerings include certificates in web development, 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.

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    News and Announcements

    Today: Health Insurance Cost Analysis Sessions

    All those who are currently covered or who plan to enroll in health insurance coverage through the college are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions today from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the West Wing Lecture Hall, Room 216.

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    Higher Education Center Open House, August 2

    Welcome the newest SFHEC partner, Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), and visit with faculty and advisers from NNMC and other partner institutions, including New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), University of New Mexico (UNM) and SFCC at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at the SFHEC, 1950 Siringo Road.

    For information call 505-428-1725, email hec@sfcc.edu or visit hec.sfcc.edu.

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    Dental Booth at the International Folk-arts Artists Resource Fair

    The SFCC Dental Department offered free dental education and basic dental screenings at the International Folk-arts Artists Resource Fair. Read more and view a photo gallery.

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    FUNDit SFCC Convocation Fundraising Workshop for Faculty and Staff, Aug. 16

    Got Great Ideas? Learn how to get them funded! The SFCC Foundation is hosting a FUNDit SFCC workshop for faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 16, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Jemez Rooms.

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    Registration for High School Equivalency/GED Registration for Fall

    Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through August 17 for the fall 2017 session. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin August 21 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.

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    Become a Hiring Panel Lead

    The next training is from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 20 in the HR Conference Room. To register you must have previously served on a hiring panel. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843

    Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Accepting Grant Applications

    The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work, and play. Applications are due August 4, with the grant to be awarded in September.

    For more information, email santafe@awesomefoundation.org or visit the chapter’s Facebook page.

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    ESL Registration Open Now

    SFCC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program offers English classes for seven levels at three locations around Santa Fe including SFCC, El Camino Real Academy and Ortiz Middle School. For all of the details and for the orientation schedule, contact Adult Education, ext. 1356.

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    Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

    Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4.

    Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, and breakfasts and lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit apogeespirulina.com.

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    Sign Up for Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

    Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this two-weekend retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

    SFCC Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

    SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on JACK for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

    Student Spotlight

    Title IX and Santa Fe Community College

    Student Affairs has launched a new webpage for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which states:

    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

    The revamped web page provides information on student rights, options, contacts and an informative video.


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    Paramedic Applications Open Until August 4

    The Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through August 4 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 16.

    For more information on the Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to sfcc.edu or contact director Sahaj Khalsa, ext. 1820.


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    Veterans Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 21

    The scholarship application for City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Veterans Scholarship is available. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21.


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    Support SMILES Dental Club

    Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

    Employee Announcements

    DeafTEC Workshop

    A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

    Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


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    Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

    Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in JACK will no longer be available. Online Classes will be conducted through Canvas. If you have never used Canvas, please join us for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop this summer. All workshops will be in room 416. See the schedule.


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    Dental Booth at the International Folk-arts Artists Resource Fair

    Santa Fe Community College Dental Department offered free dental education and basic dental screenings, yesterday at the International Folk-arts Artists Resource Fair.

    Welcome to Our New Registrar

    Kathleen Sena – who has served as registrar at both UNM and, most recently, Northern New Mexico College – brings a wealth of experience to SFCC.
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    Grantsmanship Spot Available

    The Grantsmanship Training Program is offering one free space for an SFCC employee in its five-day training July 31 through August 4, here on campus. For more information, contact Kris Swedin, ext. 1253.

    OIT Technology Project Requests are Back!

    Submit a proposal for your technology project request between June 1 and September 15.

    Not sure if your request is a project? Need to talk with someone about your project ideas? Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or erica.keppel@sfcc.edu with questions or to submit a proposal.

    ¡Palabra!: Feminism

    Feminism is the recognition of the value of all women, and belief in and advocacy for intersectional social, political, and economic equality and liberation for all people. Feminism questions and challenges patriarchal social values and structures that serve to enforce and maintain men’s dominance and women’s subordination. View definition in Spanish.

    Brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning.