Academic & Career Engagement Center (ACE)
The Academic and Career Engagement (ACE) Center provides support for students who need their high school credential, preparation for college entry, literacy and family literacy services, or simply want to strengthen their reading, writing, math, and digital literacy skills, our curriculum does it all. We offer relevant, career-minded, and innovative courses to every individual who is eager to grow academically and professionally.
The ACE Center office is located in the 30th St. Education Center, 3401 E. 30th St., West Entrance, 2nd Floor, Farmington, NM 87402.
Advising and Transfer Center
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Advising and Transfer Center provides the following services:
- Academic advising
- Transfer assistance
Academic advisors assist students in making effective decisions regarding degree plans, academic course selections, and assistance with transferring into other colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments to meet with advisors.
Behavioral Intervention Team
San Juan College is concerned about the health and safety of our students, our faculty and our staff. We are committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation or harm. To this end, the College has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
The Team consists of an interdisciplinary committee of qualified college officials who meet bi-weekly or more often to review reports and monitor behaviors which have the potential to negatively impact the college environment. These professionals will investigate the concerning behavior and seek to improve a student’s experience on campus. If the student identified in the referral has challenges, SJC is here to partner with the student in implementing strategies to help the student solve through any difficulties or challenges that might be precluding them from reaching their goals. When referrals are received, as members of the SJC Family, we want the student’s experience on campus to be safe and enjoyable - and for others to feel less worried about them.
BIT reporting is for non-emergency situations only. In the event of an emergency call 911 immediately.
Reports can be made via any one of three easily accessible avenues: www.sanjuancollege.edu/bit
Email at email@example.com
By phone at (505) 566-3020
Reports are confidential. The person of concern will be contacted if deemed appropriate after the team discusses the information and decides on the best approach.
Typical behaviors that should be reported include, but are not limited to:
- Disruptive behavior
- Concerning behavior
- Possession of a weapon or weapons on campus
- Emotionally troubled individuals (i.e. depression/suicidal thinking)
- Hostile, threatening or aggressive behavior
- Alarming references or infatuation with fires, firearms or bombs
- Acts or plans motivated by hatred or discrimination
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Drastic, unexpected behavior change
When wondering whether or not to make a report keep in mind the following: If you see something, say something.
For more information visit the BIT website: www.sanjuancollege.edu/bit/
Center for Student Careers & Employment
West Classroom Complex Building in room 1717
The Center for Student Careers and Employment assists students and alumni with various career services. Whether you are looking for an on-campus student employee position, part time off-campus job or full-time career once you graduate, our office can help you prepare for job success.
A few of our services include:
- Career Exploration & Assessments
- Cover Letter, Resume and Application Assistance
- Mock Interviews
- Career Fairs and Networking Events
- Job and Internship Postings
- Information on Apprenticeship Programs
Let us know how we can assist you, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
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The Center for Workforce Development (CWD), offers first-rate, cost-effective courses and certificate programs to individuals, businesses, industries and public sector agencies. These training courses help expand existing knowledge and skills by focusing on the needs for career and professional goals.
Child & Family Development Center
The San Juan College Child and Family Development Center is a laboratory school and provides quality early education and child care services to children ages six weeks through five years of age of students and employees of San Juan College.
Community Learning Center
The Community Learning Center provides educational, cultural, and recreational activities and services to community residents, including field trips, arts and crafts workshops, dance, exercise and outdoor learning.
Encore: The Senior College
The Encore program creates opportunities for older adults to maintain lifelong vitality through lectures, activities and academic and experiential classes designed for learners 50 years of age and older.
ENLACE Family Center
The Northwest Region ENLACE program engages students with a focus on increased academic retention from grade school through college. ENLACE sponsors the GED in Spanish, college readiness programs, student ambassador scholarships, and the Annual Latino College Day at SJC. The Family Center is located at the 30th Street Education Center and the Herencia Center on main campus welcome students and community members.
With office and manufacturing space along with a wealth of business resources and acceleration programs, the Enterprise Center can provide guidance and valuable referrals to help you start or grow your business.
San Juan College does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
San Juan College does not use high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
The basic premise of financial aid is to supplement, not replace, what the family can contribute toward educational expenses. Students have an obligation to be responsible for contributing a reasonable portion for their educational expenses. However, a lack of funds should not keep a student from obtaining a post-secondary education. The Financial Aid Office at San Juan College offers grants, loans, scholarships and student employment for students who demonstrate financial need or scholastic ability.
The Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attend San Juan College. Financial aid programs are administered according to nationally established policy and philosophy of financial aid for education. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, scholastic achievement, or promise of academic success.
We stress the importance of early financial planning and timely communication since the financial aid process can be very complicated and often time consuming. As part of a learning college environment we take steps to ensure that students understand the financial aid process and the implications of using various types of financial assistance before attending school, while enrolled, and the responsibilities following graduation.
Aid may come in the form of:
Grants: Awards that typically are based on financial need and do not need to be repaid after graduation. Examples include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and New Mexico Student Incentive Grant (SSIG);
Scholarships: Awards made to students based on outstanding grades, high school or college activities, specific college majors, or other specified criteria;
Work-study: Allows you to earn part of your financial aid eligibility by working part time on campus and getting paid based on the hours worked.
Student loans: Allows a student to borrow money to pay for college related costs and pay back that money at a low interest rate after leaving college. Student must be registered in no less than 6 credit hours.
The cost of attending San Juan College includes: 1) Tuition and fees; 2) Room and board; 3) Books and supplies; 4) Transportation; 5) Personal expenses; and 6) Child care costs, if applicable.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for all types of federal and state need-based aid. You may apply via the Internet at http://www.studentaid.gov. San Juan College’s school code is 002660. To receive maximum consideration for aid, your application should be submitted by the Federally suggested priority deadline of April 1 each year. If selected for the “verification process” you must submit any requested documents to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner. Failure to submit documents in a timely manner may delay processing of your financial aid application.
All prospective students must be regularly admitted to San Juan College to receive an offer of financial assistance. Any student owing a refund or repayment of a loan, grant and/or in default of such a loan will be denied financial aid at this institution.
Students who do not have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (e.g., GED) or do not meet the home school requirements, and who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012, will not be eligible to receive Title IV student aid. Students will qualify for Title IV student aid under one of the ability-to-benefit (ATB) alternatives if the student was enrolled in a Title IV eligible program prior to July 1, 2012.
Pell Grant “Lifetime Eligibility Used” (LEU) allows 12 semesters (full time attendance) of funding which is equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Once a student reaches the LEU, no additional Pell Grant funding is available. Ask your financial aid office for more information if needed.
Typical Sources of Financial Aid
||Maximum Award Amount
(amounts subject to change)
|Federal Pell Grant
$6,895 (May be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds for summer if criteria is met)
|Federal Supplemental Ed. Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
|Federal/State Work Study
||$6,000 (Based on cost of attendance and other criteria)
|NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship
||Dependent on State Legislation
|San Juan College Foundation and Native American Scholarships
||Various award amounts. Cannot exceed Cost of Attendance (school budget) versus Cost of Education.
|William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Subsidized Stafford Loan)
||$3,500 (Dependent or Independent)
||$4,500 (Dependent or Independent)
|William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Unsubsidized Stafford Loan)
||Dependent: $5,500 (Minus any subsidized amount.)
Independent: $9,500 (Minus any subsidized amount.)
||Dependent: $6,500 (Minus any subsidized amount.)
Independent: $10,500 (Minus any subsidized amount.)
|Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan
||Up to cost of education minus other financial aid awarded.
|Loan for Service
||Based on application and acceptance
||Various award amounts. Check to see additional scholarships at: https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/howtopay/
|New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship
||Dependent on State Legislation. Currently funds tuition/fees for New Mexico residents who have not earned an associate degree at the two-year school and/or have not exceeded 90 credit hours.
|In addition, students may apply for various Native American Scholarships, which are provided by the various area chapters, local tribal agencies and higher education offices. There are different deadlines for each scholarship and information on the scholarship programs may be found at the Financial Aid Office or through the various individual tribal websites.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Dependent on State funding as mandated by the New Mexico Legislature; subject to change. The New Mexico Legislative Scholarship covers a portion of tuition costs for New Mexico high school graduates and GED completers. Students must enroll full-time at a public post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico within sixteen months of graduation or receipt of a high equivalency credential and maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Eligible home-schooled students must complete a New Mexico GED prior to the qualifying semester. Eligibility is gained by completing 12 or more credit hours and earning a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or better during the initial or ‘qualifying’ semester at a two-year school. To continue eligibility, students must enroll and complete full-time enrollment of 12 or more credit hours and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) (including grades earned through dual credit classes). After establishing eligibility, a student has three consecutive semesters of Lottery eligibility at a two-year college and an additional four consecutive semesters of eligibility upon transferring to a four-year New Mexico college or university which then requires 15 or more credit hours and maintaining the 2.5 CGPA. Funds earned at a four-year school apply to the three-semester limit at a two-year school.
SJC Foundation Scholarships
More than 200 individually sponsored scholarships are available through the SJC Foundation Office at San Juan College for qualified students. You must reapply each year for consideration. Priority deadline for scholarship applications is March 1 of each academic year. You can find information and a scholarship application at http://www.sjcfoundation.org.
The William D. Ford Federal Direct loan is available at San Juan College. Under the Direct Loan Program, funds for the loans come directly from the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank or other lending institution. The federal government remains the lender for the life of the loan and the loan will not be sold.
Students must be enrolled in a least six credit hours and carry a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Federal Direct Loans have need-based (subsidized) and non-need based (unsubsidized) components. A student loan is a serious, long-term commitment and it is important that all loan borrowers fully understand their rights and responsibilities prior to borrowing a student loan. First time student borrowers must complete entrance counseling, complete the master promissory note, and a loan seminar before being certified for a student loan. Students must complete an exit interview session upon graduation or at any time that they drop below six credit hours. You can locate information and the application for Student Loans at http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/financialaid, go to “Types of Aid”, then scroll down to “Student Loans” for details.
Students seeking part-time employment while attending San Juan College may apply for work-study. Students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours to be eligible for Federal or State work-study. Available positions are posted with the Career Services Office. Students must complete the FAFSA, submit any needed paperwork requested, then complete the steps that begin with the Financial Aid Office. Working with the Career Services Office allows the opportunity for resume writing, cover letter assistance, interview skills, and career assessments.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students must meet a minimum standard of academic performance in their course work and progression toward a degree. All students’ academic progress is reviewed at the conclusion of every semester to determine eligibility for assistance. There are three major components to San Juan College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy:
Grade Point Average: Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or above.
Completion Rate: Students must successfully complete at least 67% of the total credit hours they attempt. Classes in which grades of A, B, C, D or CR are earned will be considered as completed. Courses with assigned grades of F, W, AW, I, NC, X, and “repeated” courses all count as attempted credit hours. All accepted, attempted credit hours from any college (including non-degree hours) are counted whether or not financial aid was received. This calculation includes all hours in which a student is registered at the time of withdrawal. Developmental coursework up to 30 credit hours are exempt from the calculation. Coursework taken as an audit is not counted in the student’s total course load for the purposes of financial aid eligibility.
Maximum Time Frame: Undergraduate students must complete their program of study within 150% of the published length of the program, measured in credit hours attempted. Example: if the published length of the academic program is 68 credits, the maximum time frame is 102 attempted credits. Students attempting any more than 102 credits would be placed on suspension for exceeding Maximum Time Frame. All accepted, attempted credit hours from any college, including non-degree hours, and hours attempted in completing a prior certificate or degree will count toward the maximum allowable credits regardless of whether financial aid was received. Courses with assigned grades of F, W, AW, I, NC, X, and “repeated” courses all count as attempted credit hours.
All standards are reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Should the student fail to meet the criteria listed above, he or she could lose eligibility to receive financial aid at San Juan College. Appeals will be allowed for students with circumstances beyond their control.
Comprehensive financial aid information, policies and information can be found on the San Juan College Financial Aid Office web page www.sanjuancollege.edu/financialaid.
GI Bill Benefits®
The Veteran Center is approved to certify veteran students and/or dependents who wish to use their GI Bill® educational benefits while enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program. Prospective students are urged to submit completed GI Bill® applications on-line via Vet.Gov which can be accessed through the VA website at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. Veteran students with prior college and/or university credits must submit transcripts to San Juan College Enrollment Services Office for evaluation. Military transcripts can be requested through the Joint Service Transcript (JST) portal or the Community College of the Air Force websites.
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), this educational institution adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. This educational institution will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
- Provide a written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
Veteran students must submit the following documents prior to the start of each academic semester:
Health & Human Performance Center
The Health and Human Performance Center is a comprehensive health and fitness center that is open to the public. The 8400 sq. ft facility offers a Fitness Conditioning Center (cardio, circuit, and free weights), a 25 ft. high, three-dimensional climbing wall, an indoor track, a 3-court gymnasium, a dance studio, a group exercise studio, an assessment lab, a wellness resource center, an outdoor equipment rental center, and a snack bar. Behind the HHPC is an outdoor 27 hole disc golf course and a maintained walking trail system. Students with four or more college credits get a free membership for the semester.
Herencia Latina Center
The Herencia Latina Center is one of the cultural centers on campus that engages with students and provides them with support services to succeed. Promoting Latino/Hispanic culture while facilitating student success by fostering and nourishing an equitable, inclusive campus community where we value, cherish, and respect cultures of every individual. We encourage students to engage in a serious academic journey while cultivating a campus atmosphere conducive to safe learning. In a culturally supportive environment, we discuss your academic and career goals, and help you transition into the college environment. You can also develop your academic and professional skills through a variety of workshops, or simply join in the fun and meet new people through a variety of activities and cultural events. The Center is located in the Learning Commons in the Student Sun’s Lounge, Room 1616.
The HIP Hub promotes experiential learning and high-impact practices across campus, including service learning, a student research conference, One Book/One Community, and other experiential opportunities for students. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors courses help students better prepare for their careers or for transfer opportunities to continue their education. Currently, seven colleges and universities offer transfer scholarships to graduates of the Honors Program.
Interested students should email email@example.com for additional information about Honors courses and program options.
Kids Kollege is a summer enrichment program for children and teens between the ages of 4 and 15, dedicated to providing young people with exciting learning opportunities to explore, expand and experience areas of interest.
(505) 566-3249 Main campus: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/library
(505) 566-3598 West campus in Kirtland; https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/westcampus/
The College Library collection includes books, DVDs, CDs, reference materials, newspapers, magazines, unlimited use of computers, printing, laptops and hotspots to borrow, study rooms, inter-library loan services, library instruction sessions, as well as, access to online research databases. Please check the website for each campus for the updated hours of operation. Online chat services are also available on our webpage.
Native American Center
The Native American Center focuses on integrating social, cultural, and academic life for Native American students. The center assists Native American and Indigenous students in their college entrance and college adjustment processes. Coordination of advisement is provided in academic, vocational, financial assistance, personal guidance, and other college-assisted programs and informational sources. Native American clientele have access to college catalogs, directories of colleges, transfer program guides, sources of financial assistance, special assistance programs, and Native American organizations. Financial assistance for Native American students is provided through identification of sources and procedures for tribal scholarships. Other support services include providing liaison assistance between the college and Indigenous communities; as well as promotion of outreach programs, special topic seminars, and Native American cultural enrichment activities.
Office of Student Services
It is the responsibility of the Student Services staff to advocate for the common good and the rights of the individual, to encourage independent thought and decision-making, and to set limits on student behavior. Student Services strives to create opportunities for personal, social, cultural, and intellectual growth within the campus environment.
Merging telecommunications and information technologies allow students, faculty and the community to participate in learning anytime and anyplace through online courses.
The San Juan College Planetarium is a 60-seat, multimedia facility that provides unique programs to students, elementary schools, scouts, youth groups and community organizations in the Four Corners area. The Planetarium offers monthly programs and stargazes with telescopes.
Quality Center for Business
The Quality Center for Business serves our community and businesses as an economic development and innovation hub for our region.
Small Business Development Center
Located in the Quality Center for Business, the Small Business Development Center provides business counseling, education, training, information resources and referrals to individuals who want to start or already own a small business in the Four Corners area.
Stop in at the SJC Smart Lab to register for courses online, access your online courses, utilize learning software, learn to setup your SJC email account, or get help with Microsoft Office. Technology Coaches are also available to help students with their technology needs. The Smart Lab is located in Room 1600L near the Student Success Center.
Student Achievement Center
The Student Achievement Center conducts New Student Orientation and provides all SJC students with individual academic goal planning, guidance, and success strategies to help them accomplish their educational goals. In their Smart Lab, students can learn how to use the SJC Portal, web enhanced course offerings, and other technology resources.
The office of Student Counseling is dedicated to helping students resolve personal difficulties which may interfere with their personal and academic functioning. It is Student Counseling’s mission to maximize students’ problem-solving and decision-making capabilities through acquiring skills, attitudes, and knowledge that enable them to succeed in attaining their educational and personal goals. Resources include developmental, remedial and preventive services. Student Counseling is available and free to all SJC enrolled students.
Counseling has in-person and telehealth services available. Meeting and talking with a counselor is confidential. In fact, no one knows you come to the counseling center unless you volunteer that information. Visits to the counseling center will not show up on your transcript and will not affect your financial aid. Counseling records are kept for treatment purposes and are not part of other University records. Therefore, your professor, friends, and family will not know that you went to counseling or what you talked to the counselor about.
Students may send Student Counseling an email request from their San Juan College email accounts to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 566-3404 to make an appointment.
Student Engagement and Campus Life
The Office of Student Engagement and Campus Life at San Juan College provides excellent opportunities for students to enrich their educational experience with social, recreational and cultural activities. This office also serves as an information center, provides events throughout the year and houses all student clubs and organizations.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center, temporarily located in the Cultural Center, provides students with care and treatment for non-emergency, acute and minor illnesses while they are enrolled at San Juan College. Many services are provided free for most students. Limited medications are available in the clinic. We suggest using health insurance for recommended outside referrals (specialists, labs, imaging) and prescriptions. As with any medical clinic, confidentiality is assured. Student Health services are available by appointment or walk-in, with appointments encouraged to reduce wait time. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4:30PM. The Student Health Center is closed on weekends and campus holidays. Students may call (505) 566-4255 or use the patient portal to schedule an appointment.
Student Success Center
The Center welcomes students to use its resources to improve their course success and help them transition to college.
Testing and Accessibility Center
The San Juan College Testing and Accessibility Center is a full-service, certified test center offering proctoring services for SJC students as well as for students from other higher education institutions and for community members. Our state-of-the-art scheduling system allows candidates to schedule an exam appointment at our SJC Testing Center webpage. Students applying for the Health Science programs can take the ATI TEAS entrance exam during each program’s specific testing window. The SJC Testing Center also offers two options for the High School Equivalency Exams, the GED and the HiSET exams, and prior learning assessments, such as CLEP exams, for students to earn college credit for prior learning.
The SJC Testing Center is a regional Prometric Testing Center, a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) site, a PearsonVue Authorized Center, a Utah State Parks authorized site, a Scantron test center, a Performance Assessment Network (PAN) site, Kryterion Host location, a New Mexico Department of Agriculture pest control test center, a Comira site, and Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) testing site. On seven Saturdays throughout the academic year, the Testing Center hosts the administration of the ACT and SAT college entrance exams for our regional high school students.
The Testing and Accessibility Center also provides accessibility services for students with a documented physical, emotional or learning disability.
TRIO Student Support Services and STEM-H
TRIO Student Support Services are programs that provides support to students who qualify as low-income, first generation or have a documented disability, to assist them in maintaining good grades and successfully completing a degree or certificate. TRIO Student Support Services and STEM-H offers the following services to students:
- Academic advising
- Individual tutoring
- Degree planning
- Financial aid counseling
- Financial literacy information
- Cultural activities and field trips
- Transfer counseling and field trips to four-year colleges and universities
- Workshops on academic, personal, and financial topics
- Support for students with disabilities
- Computer lab reserved for EDGE participants
Apply in person: Room 1414 in the Central Classroom Complex.
Come to the tutoring center for walk-in assistance with math, science, writing, foreign language, and business assignments. Tutoring for other topics is available upon request. Tutoring services are located in the Student Success Center, Room 1611. Learn more about SJC tutoring at: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/tutoringcenter/
Highlands University (505) 566-3552
University of New Mexico (505) 566-3042
Western New Mexico University (505) 566-3791
These programs provide the opportunity to use their SJC A.A. and A.S. degrees toward completion of a bachelor’s degree.
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