SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College has added seven new degrees and certificates for New Mexicans to choose from for educational or career advancement.
Those with a creative flair for designing buildings and/or building interiors will have new options using the latest design software to obtain one or all of the following:
Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Software;
Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Technologies; and
Associate in Applied Science in Architectural and Interior Design.
“This is an exciting time for people going into those fields,” said Jeremy Mier, program head of architecture and interior design. “The new technology and tools can help prepare students to go into entry-level employment working for a licensed professional or provide a foundation to propel them in their path to advanced degree programs in architecture.”
The film industry also requires up-to-date training in cutting-edge technologies. New certificates in Digital Cinematography and Film: Post Production will expand future opportunities for film students.
“The classes in these certificates support students who are looking for collaborative learning environments with professionals and peers where they can test their skills in a safe and supportive classroom,” Film Program Coordinator Monique Anair said. “The certificates dovetail with our pre-apprentice training and degree programs but are also designed to stand-alone to support independent learners. We are looking forward to utilizing the new cameras, software and lighting equipment we have received throuh support of our federal Perkins grant that helps provide industry standard technology for classroom training so that our students are career-ready when the opportunity presents itself.”
SFCC’s Film Program now also offers an A.A.S. in Film with a Multimedia Journalism concentration. Students who choose this concentration acquire media literacy and computer technical skills with a broad understanding of global sustainability, socio-economic politics and ethical reporting related to broadcast journalism.
Engineering students can now pursue an A.S. in General Engineering and Engineering Technology.
Degree programs prepare students for a career and/or transfer to a bachelor degree program; certificates prepare students for entry-level work and/or supplement their skills for job advancement opportunities. Many certificates also count toward earning an associate degree.