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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Advanced Dental Assisting Skills Certificate

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This two-semester certificate provides students with advanced level training for employment in today’s dental offices. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop and reinforce advanced dental assisting skills, including expanded duties of dental assistants, as required by the New Mexico Dental Board. Current enrollment in the dental assisting program or one-year experience as a dental assistant is required to qualify for enrollment in this certificate.

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Dental Health, A.A.S.

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The objective of the A.A.S. degree is to enhance an individual’s employment opportunities in dental office management or in teaching dental assisting. Some dental institutions have developed upper-division programs that recognize the A.A.S. degree for transfer of credits.

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Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate

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The Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate Program is designed to train Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in the art of restorative dentistry. Upon successful completion of this program, an auxiliary is eligible to sit for the state certifying examination provided by the Western Regional Dental Board or any other approved testing agency. The curriculum for this course has been approved by the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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This three-semester program encompasses the competencies needed by a professional medical assistant. Specific education includes performing administrative and clinical procedures in settings such as physician offices, clinics and ambulatory settings. Courses are sequenced to build skill level. Medical assisting is a growing occupation in New Mexico and the United States. This program of study is oriented to students who have an aptitude for organization and health care systems.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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This program encompasses the competencies necessary for a professional Medical Assistant. Specific education includes performing administrative and clinical procedures in settings such as physician offices, clinics and ambulatory settings. Courses are sequenced to build skill level. Medical Assisting is a growing occupation in New Mexico and the United States. This program of study is oriented to students who have an aptitude for organization and health-care systems.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

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The Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding prepares students to take the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam and/or the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. These credentials (CCA and CPC) are entry-level credentials for students seeking employment in the field of medical billing and coding. Courses are sequenced to build skill level.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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This program prepares students to enter the nursing profession as entry-level nursing assistants. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will meet all federal certification standards for nursing assistants and be prepared to sit for the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry exam.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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This one-semester program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills for gainful employment as a phlebotomist, working under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing and testing of blood specimens and various other medical samples in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations and standards.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Certificate

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SFCC’s comprehensive Nursing Program prepares you for a good career in a growing industry. You will learn about nursing concepts, nursing practice principles, pharmacology, health and illness concepts, care of patients with chronic conditions, and emergency medicine.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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SFCC’s Respiratory Care Program prepares students to become knowledgeable, competent, effective, and ethical respiratory care practitioners consistent with the professional, community, and employer expectations of registered respiratory therapists (RRT). Graduates will have demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural and Interior Design Software Certificate

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This program of study focuses on providing foundational technical skills in architectural and interior design software. Students gain primary knowledge of technical and visualization for the planning, creation, and management of technical documents. Students use design-oriented critical thinking skills to solve basic technical documentation issues that arise in a professional firm setting.

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Architectural and Interior Design Technologies Certificate

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A program designed to provide students with the necessary skills for gainful employment as architectural or interior design technician, working under a licensed professional. Students learn to use software to create design and technical drawings, collaborate with multidisciplinary team members and consultants, and assist in solving complex design issues.

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Architectural and Interior Design Technologies, A.A.S.

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A program designed to provide students with the necessary skills for gainful employment as architectural or interior design technician, working under a licensed professional. Students learn to use software to create design and technical drawings, collaborate with multidisciplinary team members and consultants, and assist in solving complex design issues.

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Electrician

Electrical, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to enter the transforming electrical power sector as a competent engineering technician. Students will gain a broad understanding of the dynamics of the changing electricity sector, supported with hands-on learning experiences in the area of smart grid and micro grid design and management.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate

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This certificate provides technical training for students interested in careers in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) fields. Courses are designed to develop and improve job skills. This program prepares students seeking licensure as a journeyman HVAC to enter the apprentice phase.

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Plumber

Plumbing Certificate

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This certificate provides technical training for students interested in careers as plumbers. Courses are designed to develop and improve job skills. This program prepares students who are seeking licensure as a journey plumber to enter the apprentice phase.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge for the welding industry today. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certifications in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes.

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Welding Technologies, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with the knowledge required for entry into the welding occupations. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certification in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair Certificate

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This certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (ASE G1) test.

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Automatic Transmission Transaxle Certificate

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Completion of this certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Automatic Trans/Transaxle exam.

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Automotive Engine Repair Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Engine Repair (ASE A-1).

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Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate

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Completion of this certificate provides the skills, EPA certification, and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Heating and Air Conditioning (ASE A-7) exam.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology associate degree program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment as automotive technicians. By the time students complete this program, they should to be able to achieve Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in four or more competency areas.

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Brakes Certificate

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This certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Brakes (ASE A-5).

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Manual Transmission and Drivetrain Certificate

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Completion of this certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Manual Drive Train and Axles (ASE A-3) exam.

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Steering and Suspension Certificate

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This certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance Suspension and Steering (ASE A-4).

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Information Technology Industry

Database Administrator

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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Software Developer

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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Computer Hardware and Software Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students for a career in information technology. Students learn best practices in troubleshooting, networking, and security for a variety of digital devices from mobile to traditional operating systems. Students prepare to take the CompTIA A+ exam or Network+ exam, which validate technical and professional knowledge, skills, and abilities. These industry- recognized exams increase employability worldwide.

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Web Development Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to design, build, and deploy dynamic websites from the user, visual front end to the technical, back end. This hands-on, workforce training certificate will aid students wishing to enter the field of web development. Students develop skills using a variety of frameworks and cutting-edge tools.

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Data Security Management

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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Computer and Network Security Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students as Information Security (InfoSec) Professionals. This extensive hands-on, project-based curriculum is intended to provide working knowledge of tools and best practices used to protect an organization’s data and information.

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Systems Analyst

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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Computer Hardware and Software Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students for a career in information technology. Students learn best practices in troubleshooting, networking, and security for a variety of digital devices from mobile to traditional operating systems. Students prepare to take the CompTIA A+ exam or Network+ exam, which validate technical and professional knowledge, skills, and abilities. These industry- recognized exams increase employability worldwide.

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Information Technology Support for Smart Grids and Micro Grids Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to provide IT support for smart grid and micro grid technologies in the areas of hardware and software maintenance, networking, and computer security. The program also prepares students for certification tests in computer hardware and software, computer networks, and computer security.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer and Information Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace technically competent in the fields of computers and technology. It combines theoretical learning and industry certification preparation with the benefits of hands-on training and exercises to provide a breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Criminal Investigation Certificate

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This certificate supplies the necessary skills to become investigative professionals. The course of study enables students to track down perpetrators, unravel fraud and computer-related crimes or provide assistance in missing person cases. Professional investigators are an essential resource for most law enforcement organizations.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for positions in the criminal justice field. The degree can be completed with a concentration in law enforcement supervision or crime scene investigation. Employment opportunities are provided by various law enforcement agencies and correctional institutions in New Mexico. Programs are articulated with the Law Enforcement Academy and the Corrections Academy.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for positions in the criminal justice field. The degree can be completed with a concentration in law enforcement supervision or crime scene investigation. Employment opportunities are provided by various law enforcement agencies and correctional institutions in New Mexico. Programs are articulated with the Law Enforcement Academy and the Corrections Academy.

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Police Supervision Certificate

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This certificate provides police officers with course work to develop the supervisory skills needed for promotion within the police department. All certificate course work can be used toward obtaining an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the course work necessary to apply for a New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC), a state-awarded certificate for early childhood teachers. The New Mexico CDC has been created to meet the entry-level professional requirements for teachers who are already working in a classroom setting with preschool children. The New Mexico CDC exceeds the requirements of the national CDA Credential.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate

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This program is to prepare students to provide emergency care in a 911 setting. EMT-Basics are licensed professionals in the State of New Mexico who work under the guidance of a medical director and provide care in numerous settings from urban to wilderness. Successful completion of this course will allow students to sit for the National Registry Board Exam for New Mexico licensure.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate

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This program is to prepare students to provide emergency care in a 911 setting. EMT - Intermediates are licensed professionals in the State of New Mexico who work under the guidance of a medical director and provide care in numerous settings from urban to wilderness. Successful completion of this course will allow students to sit for the National Registry Board Exam for New Mexico licensure.

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Paramedicine Certificate

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SFCC offers a paramedic training program. Using scenario-based human patient simulation and case-based practice, students undergo an intensive, practical learning experience. This cohort program prepares students for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) certification exam and the New Mexico licensure exam. Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support (ALS) in pre-hospital settings.

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Paramedicine, A.A.S.

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Using scenario-based human patient simulation and case-based practice, students undergo an intensive, practical learning process. This cohort program prepares students for the National Registry Paramedic exam (NREMT-P) licensure exam and the New Mexico licensing exam. Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support in the prehospital, and many other, settings.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technician Training

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The New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program is a FREE five-week intensive training that will take place on the campus of Northern New Mexico College. Instruction will be provided through Santa Fe Community College’s highly-ranked EPA workforce development program.

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Teacher Assistant

Infant Family Studies Certificate

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Successful completion of this certificate prepares students for work in the Early Childhood fields of Home Visiting and Early Intervention. This certificate provides students with the coursework necessary to apply for the New Mexico Infant Family Studies certificate offered through the New Mexico Office of Child Development.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Law Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

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This certificate prepares students as entry-level law office administrative assistants, a position leading to higher-level employment, including legal secretary, or paralegal. Graduates are trained to assist in operating private law firms, courts and government agencies, corporations, and other businesses/organizations conducting law-related work.

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Legal Secretary Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for a career in law as a legal secretary and leads to higher level employment, including as a paralegal or executive legal secretary. Graduates are trained to facilitate operating legal offices and legal departments within courts, government agencies, and larger organizations.

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Paralegal Studies Certificate

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This program prepares students for employment as paralegals/legal assistants in private law firms, courts and government agencies, corporations, and other business/organizations conducting legal related work. Students learn law and legal principles, legal research and writing, case management, interviewing and investigating, preparation of legal documents, law office administration and legal ethics.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment as paralegals/legal assistants in private law firms, courts and government agencies, corporations, businesses and organizations conducting legal-related work. Students learn legal principles, legal research and writing, case management, interviewing and investigating, preparation of legal documents, law office administration and legal ethics.

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Social Services Assistant

Traumatic Stress Aide Certificate

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This certificate provides an educational foundation for working in the field of trauma treatment, counseling and social work. Coursework focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, including its diagnosis and treatment, crisis intervention, coping strategies and client stabilization on compassion fatigue, often experienced by crisis workers or witnesses of a traumatic event.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in professional kitchens by providing them with an understanding of basic culinary knowledge, techniques, terminology and certification in sanitation and safety through the National Restaurant Associations SERVSAFE program.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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This program is built around the 12 areas of general knowledge recommended by the American Culinary Federation: basic baking, beverage management, business and math skills, dining room service, food preparation, garde-manger, human relations management, introduction to the hospitality industry, menu planning, nutrition, purchasing and receiving, and sanitation and safety.

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Culinary Fundamentals Certificate

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This program provides hands-on experience for students to develop the necessary professionalism, teamwork and practical skills to maintain a career in the culinary/hospitality industry. Sanitation and safety, fundamentals of cooking, basic baking, food production, product knowledge, menu planning, and introduction to food and beverage management are the general areas students will study.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Machining Technologies Certificate

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This certificate provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent, entry-level machinists. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement.

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Engineering Machining Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent, entry-level machinists. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement.

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Engineering Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent engineering technicians. Nested certificates in General Engineering Technologies, Electrical, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies allow students to focus on distinct career paths. This program combines computer-based modeling with conventional methods in engineering graphics communication

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General Engineering Technologies Certificate

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This certificate program is designed for those working in engineering technology or related fields. It assists students in providing support to engineers or assisting in engineering functions. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in engineering technology and can lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technologies Certificate

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The introductory Manufacturing Engineering Technologies program is designed to educate technicians in the manufacturing field. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, planning, and layout to engineering design methodology.

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Machinist

Engineering Machining Technologies Certificate

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This certificate provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent, entry-level machinists. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement.

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Engineering Machining Technologies, A.A.S.

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This degree provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workplace as competent, entry-level machinists. Course work incorporates the theory and practice of machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Media Arts - Graphic and Interactive Design Certificate

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Students acquire basic skills in graphic design, print media and web design. Students will be positioned for entry-level careers in advertising and news agencies, print and graphics businesses and web design companies.

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Media Arts - Web Design Certificate

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Students will learn basic skills in XHTML and CSS. They also learn best practices in current web design trends and technologies and are positioned for entry-level careers in web design/graphic design studios or advertising agencies.

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Media Arts, A.A.S.

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A.A.S. Degrees in Media Arts are available in four concentrations: 3-D Graphics, Animation and Game Design, audio production, graphic and interactive design and web design. An A.A.S. in Media Arts degree provides students with employable skills in web design, multimedia and digital layout design. They also receive a general education foundation. Emphasis is placed on mastery of industry software and hardware applications.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Solar Energy Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the skills required to design, plan, install and troubleshoot photovoltaic solar electric energy systems. The certificate includes a foundation in AC and DC electricity, grid tie applications, and an introduction to solar hydronic systems. Students will acquire skills needed to seek entry- and mid-level positions within the solar industry or apply solar energy skills and knowledge to the green building sector. The certificate prepares students for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry-level exam.

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Sustainable Technologies, Solar Energy Concentration, A.A.S.

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Your degree or certificate in Sustainable Technologies provides you with an in-depth understanding of issues regarding sustainability, renewable energy, water treatment and water conservation. Through your chosen concentration, you’ll acquire the skills need for entry-level positions in a wide range of energy- and water-related businesses or public agencies. You could even consider starting your own business.

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505-428-1000

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6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
United States