Oct 23, 2019  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Degrees and Certificates


Discipline Areas

Students should ask their advisers to identify specific courses in each discipline area that will count as credit for specific degrees or certificates. No studio course in art, drama or music may be used to meet the general studies requirements for a degree other than a Fine Arts degree.

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Associate in Arts

A list of current degrees follows. This list may not be complete because program development is ongoing. The Associate in Arts degrees are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities, with the transfer of credits subject to the policy of the institution to which the student is transferring.

SFCC has a mandatory assessment and placement policy. Students wishing to enroll in English or math or in any course in which an English or math course is a prerequisite must participate in assessment as described here . New students seeking degrees or certificates at SFCC must fulfill the student success course requirement  within their first 12 college credit hours or within their first two semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Associate in Applied Arts

A list of current degrees follows. This list may not be complete because program development is ongoing. The Associate in Applied Arts degrees are two-year programs and the certificates usually may be completed in one year or less; both are intended to prepare the student for employment.

SFCC has a mandatory assessment and placement policy. Students wishing to enroll in English or math or in any course in which an English or math course is a prerequisite must participate in assessment as described here . New students seeking degrees or certificates at SFCC must fulfill the student success course requirement  within their first 12 college credit hours or within their first two semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Associate in Science

A list of current degrees follows. This list may not be complete because program development is ongoing. The associate in science degrees are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities, with the transfer of credits subject to the policy of the institution to which the student is transferring.

SFCC has a mandatory assessment and placement policy. Students who wish to enroll in English or math or in any course in which an English or math course is a prerequisite must participate in assessment as described here . New students seeking degrees or certificates at SFCC must fulfill the student success course requirement  within their first 12 college credit hours or within their first two semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Associate in Applied Science

A list of current degrees follows. This list may not be complete because program development is ongoing. The Associate in Applied Science degrees are two-year programs and the certificates may usually be completed in one year or less; both are intended to prepare the student for employment.

SFCC has a mandatory assessment and placement policy. Students who wish to enroll in English or math or in any course in which an English or math course is a prerequisite must participate in assessment as described here . New students seeking degrees or certificates at SFCC must fulfill the student success course requirement  within their first 12 college credit hours or within their first two semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Certificate

A list of current certificates follows. This list may not be complete because program development is ongoing. Certificates are one-year programs intended to prepare the student for employment.

SFCC has a mandatory assessment and placement policy. Students wishing to enroll in English or math or in any course in which an English or math course is a prerequisite must participate in assessment as described  here . New students seeking degrees or certificates at SFCC must fulfill the student success course requirement  within their first 12 college credit hours or within their first two semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Teacher Certification

School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1256

These programs facilitate achievement of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s entry-level teacher competencies. The competencies align with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education’s (NCATE) standards, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. Through these certification programs, qualified individuals can complete course work in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education. Upon successful completion of one of the aforementioned programs and required state exams, candidates are eligible to apply for level I teaching licenses with the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Admissions Requirements:

To qualify for the Teacher Academy Certification Program, the New Mexico Public Education Department requires the following: Bachelor’s degree and, if seeking licensure in secondary education, 30 semester hours of credit in a particular field that pertains to the licensure sought; or master’s or doctorate degree including 12 semester hours of graduate credit in a particular field that pertains to the secondary licensure area sought.

Admission to the Teacher Academy also requires:

Call 505-428-1256 for a packet or download general information and application packets at www.sfcc.edu/programs/teacher_education/teacher_certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Reflect critically upon their teaching practice for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Recognize, address, and value diversity among students and contexts.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and communication with students, colleagues, families and community members.