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

Academic Schools and Continuing Education

School of Business

(505) 566-3317


The School of Business offers several two-year degree options. The Associate of Arts degree (AA) is a business-focused degree aimed at transferring students to four-year bachelor degree programs available at peer institutions. The AA program is also available online. The School of Business also offers a range of Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS). These programs are generally designed to include necessary skills to enable students to gain employment in specific fields. Our AAS degrees include Accounting, Business Administration, Digital Media Arts and Design, Legal Assistant, and Information Technology. Our Associate of Science (AS) degree in Computer Science is a transfer degree for students interested in software programming and design. Certificate programs are also available in Administrative Office Assistant, Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting, Business Foundations, Management, and Computer, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Network Support.

School of Energy

(866) 426-1233 or (505) 327-5705


The School of Energy offers a variety of degree programs designed for careers in the energy industry and related businesses. Certificates and specialized training classes for continuing education or re-certification are also offered or arranged to meet the needs of industry partners. Instructors are industry veterans with many years of experience and sincere dedication to ensuring that students are well trained for the technical demands of energy industry jobs.

Degree and certificate programs include Petroleum Technology, Industrial Process Operations, Instrumentation and Controls, Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Industrial Safety, Occupational Safety, and, beginning Fall 2017, Tribal Energy Management. Classes are offered either on-campus or on-line. Many on-campus classes include hands-on labs with full-size equipment, providing students with real world experiences as part of their training programs. 

The main School of Energy building is located at 5301 College Blvd in Farmington, and the CDL Program operates from 800 S. Hutton Street in south Farmington.

School of Health Sciences

(505) 566-3491


The School of Health Sciences consists of a variety of programs and courses that support the health professions and wellness. Entry into degree programs is competitive and requires the completion of pre-requisite classes.

Current Associate of Applied Science degree programs are Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology (HIT), Paramedic, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Both the PTA and HIT program are also available online. A Paramedic Associate of Arts degree is also available. The School of Health Sciences also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and in partnership with the University of New Mexico admits Bachelor of Science in Nursing students into the statewide common curriculum through participation in the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium.

Certificate programs include Medical Insurance Coder/Biller, Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, and five interlaced, stackable Health Care Certificates: Fundamental Skills, Patient Care Unit Assistant, Nursing Assistant, CNA Unit Administrative Assistant, and Phlebotomy.

Many of the degree and certificate programs offered by the School of Health Sciences prepare graduates to sit for state or national certification or licensure exams. The School offers courses in Nurse Aide Certification (CNA), Emergency Medical Responder, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician, which also prepare students to sit for a certification exam upon successful completion of the required coursework. In addition to degrees and certificates, the School offers courses in physical fitness, wellness, nutrition, and health.

School of Humanities

(505) 566-3276


The School of Humanities offers general education courses in humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; courses in developmental English and reading; Associate of Applied Science in Technical Theatre; Associate of Arts degrees in liberal arts with concentrations in many of the disciplines; and Associate of Arts programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, and Psychology, Native Studies, and Human Services. The School of Humanities comprises four departments: Social Sciences and History, which includes anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, human services, history, and philosophy; Language and Education, which includes student success, modern languages, reading, speech, and early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education; Fine Arts, which includes visual arts, photography, music, and theatre; English, which includes composition, technical writing, and literature courses, and Community and Public Events, which includes the Office of Public Events and the SJC Art Gallery. The School Of Humanities also oversees the Child and Family Development Center.

School of Science, Math, and Engineering

(505) 566-3230


The School of Science comprises two departments, Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Department of Natural Sciences offers Associate of Science degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering Technology, General Science, Geology, Physics and Pre-Medical Science. In addition, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture is offered, as well as a one-year certificate in Horticulture.

The Department of Mathematics offers an Associate of Science degree in Mathematics. Courses range from developmental to upper level classes such as linear algebra and differential equations. The department supports the mathematics requirements in other degrees offered at San Juan College such as health, energy, engineering, and computer science. Science and math courses taken at San Juan College provide a strong background for students interested in transferring to a four-year program to complete a bachelor’s degree in the sciences or mathematics.

School of Trades and Technology

(505) 566-3339


The School of Trades and Technology offers 11 full-time programs with options of a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or certificates. Each program gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned from the classroom/lab/shop to the work environment. Programs include Auto Body, Automotive, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Diesel, Drafting, Fire Science, Geographic Information Systems, Welding, and Veterinary Technology. Partnerships with General Motors, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda are established within the automotive program. Police Science is offered as a two-year Associate of Arts degree.


Community Relations

(505) 566-3461


Community Relations comprises eight departments.
Community Learning Center (505) 566-3214
Community Relations (505)566-3461
Encore: The Senior College (505) 566-3121
Enterprise Center (505) 566-3699
Planetarium (505) 566-3361
Small Business Development Center (505) 566-3528
Transition Center (505) 566-3195
Volunteer Center (505) 566-3293

Community Relations is committed to serving our internal and external communities by increasing knowledge, building confidence and creating relationships.