The Santa Fe Community College Spring Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, and racks around town. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.
“Many new classes are available this spring for Continuing Education students,” said Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training. “We realize that many students continue to enjoy the comfort of online classes, but we also have a variety of in-person classes for those who want to explore outdoors or get hands-on training.“
Explore your creativity through music and art
Want to explore your creativity? Consider taking Kathleen Mariel’s realistic drawing workshop for beginners. For the workshop, no previous experience is required and yet, even beginners will be able to draw portraits in less than a day. Join master pastelist Jane Shoenfield on excursion to Ghost Ranch where you will create expressive pastel paintings of the canyons and mesas. The are many other classes to develop your artistic skills.
Discover the joys of the region’s geology and history
Explore the Chaco world with archaeologist Martha Yates, Ph.D., on a two-day trip to Chaco Canyon and Aztec and Chimney Rock National Monuments. Enjoy learning about the geology of our region with Kirk Kempter on a variety of hiking trips or online lectures. William Neuwirth, a biologist and naturalist, will lead online classes as well as offer a hiking excursion.
Learn about the railroad history of New Mexico and the how railroads were influenced by manifest destiny, world wars, the Harvey Era and economic disasters over more than 100 years. Fred Friedman, instructor, has more than 30 years of experience working for the New Mexico Railroad Bureau and has a passion for railroad stories. You can enjoy his classes online.
Gain business and career skills
Whether you’re looking for professional development opportunities or want to break into the New Collar workforce (by learning about 3-D printing) you can choose from a variety of options. There are dozens of classes offered either online or in person.
For in-person classes, strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. Masks are required on campus. Also, participants will need to follow the college’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements, which go into effect in January 18. If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at [email protected] or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.
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 13,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead