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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning Support Services

ENLACE Family Center

(505) 566-3876
Main campus and 30th Street Annex
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 located at the 30th Street Annex Building and the Herencia Center on main campus welcome students and community members.

Library Services

(505) 566-3249
Main campus and West campus in Kirtland
The College Library collection includes books, DVDs CDs and other media resources, computers, newspapers, inter-library loans, and library instruction, as well as, access to digital research data bases. The Library has evening and Saturday hours.

Student Success Center

(505) 566-3362
The Center welcomes students to use its resources to improve their course success and help them transition to college.


(505) 566-3362
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:

Smart Lab

(505) 566-3587
Stop in at the SJC Smart Lab to register for courses online, access your online courses, utilize learning software, learn to set up your SJC email account, or get help with Microsoft Office. The Smart Lab is located in room 1600L near the Student Success Center.

Student Achievement Center

(505) 566-3378
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.

Learning Support Courses

Enroll in a Student Success course and discover how you can achieve academic, career and personal excellence. Math support courses are also available. Look for Learning Support in the course schedule under the LRNS subject code and get a head start on success.

Guided Pathways for Students (GPS): Career and Transfer Connections

(505) 566-3981
This federally funded NASNTI grant program is focused on connecting Native American and other students to career pathways, as well as, facilitating transfer success by providing support elements that provide students a roadmap of degree completion. GPS connects students to career and transfer opportunities through career assessments, internships and job shadowing, academic mapping, visits to four-year institutions, one-on-one coaching, and more.  The program is located in the Central Classroom Complex, Room 1307.

Developmental Classes

Developmental courses provide an excellent opportunity to build the skills and knowledge essential for success in college. Placement tests, along with other measures, help the college and students know what math, writing, and reading courses are needed for students to build this foundation of essential skills. Students are required to take developmental courses when their placement scores fall within a specific range and when other measures confirm their placement. Advisors will help students understand their placement. Developmental courses are important, and we encourage students and their families to see placement in a developmental course as a useful and positive opportunity to support a successful college experience.

Academic and Career Engagement Center (ACE)

(505) 566-3270
University Center Building
3539 30th Street, Ste. 104, Farmington

Students can take preparation courses for college level classes and the high school equivalency tests as well as workplace and ESOL needs. The ACE office is located on the first floor of the University Center on 30th Street, south of the main campus.

University Programs (30th Street University Center)

Highlands University (505) 566-3552
University of New Mexico (505) 566-3042
These programs provide the opportunity to use their SJC AA and AS degrees toward completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Honors Program

(505) 566-3238
Students have the opportunity to work with faculty to extend and deepen their course-based learning through the Honors Program. Interested students should e-mail:, for additional information about Honors courses and program options.

Phi Theta Kappa

(505) 566-3104
The local San Juan College chapter of this national and international honors society recognizes students who achieve outstanding academic achievement. Membership in this honors society provides leadership opportunities and also increased scholarship opportunities at many four-year universities.

Center for Workforce Training

In Quality Center for Business
5101 College Blvd.
(505) 566-3700

If you are looking for training to build new work skills or to expand existing competencies, The Center for Workforce Training can help. The Center specializes in training for the gas and oil fields, and also provides skill training in areas such as leadership and project management. Custom training for specialized needs is available.

Common Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)

SJC is a learning college, where students are full partners in their education. As part of this philosophy, it is important that all students are prepared for the world of work or to transfer to a four-year college or university. In order to fulfill this goal, the College has adopted six Common Student Learning Outcomes that will be used throughout the institution to measure learning success. These outcomes are:

Broad and Specialized Learning
Students will actively and independently acquire, apply, and adapt skills and knowledge with an awareness of global contexts.

Critical Thinking
Students will think analytically and creatively to explore ideas, make connections, draw conclusions and solve problems.

Cultural and Civic Engagement
Students will act purposefully, reflectively, and ethically in diverse and complex environments.

Effective Communication
Students will exchange ideas and information with clarity in multiple contexts.

Information Literacy
Students will be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively.

Integrating Technologies
Students will demonstrate fluency in the application and use of technologies, information, or resources in multiple contexts.

Course Specific Learning Outcomes

Students will find expected course-specific student learning outcomes on course syllabi and course guides. These outcomes help students reach course, program, and college common learning expectations.

Program Specific Learning Outcomes

Each degree program is guided by program-specific student learning outcomes. These are available on program web-sites.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of general education is for students to acquire knowledge and develop skills to understand and interact in a complex, diverse and changing world as contributing and responsible members of society. The general education student learning outcomes articulate with the expected outcomes of the Higher Education Common Core of the State of New Mexico.

Learning College Principles

San Juan College incorporates the Learning College Principles as an underlying theme to the advancement of learning. These principles were first developed by Terry O’Banion in his book Launching a Learning Centered College.

Our learning college is based on six key principles:

  • The learning college creates substantive change in individual learners.
  • The learning college engages learners as full partners in the learning process, with learners assuming primary responsibility for their own choices.
  • The learning college creates and offers as many options for learning as possible.
  • The learning college assists learners to form and participate in collaborative learning activities.
  • The learning college defines the roles of learning facilitators by the needs of the learners.
  • The learning college and its learning facilitators succeed only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for its learners.