SFCC approved to build higher education centerJanuary 10th, 2013 at 2:42 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
Santa Fe Community College has obtained approval from the New Mexico Higher Education Department to construct its Higher Education Center. College officials said construction will start later this spring.
“On the eve of its 30th anniversary, Santa Fe Community College will be able to expand opportunities for local students to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees through unique partnerships with our state’s colleges and universities,” said college President Ana “Cha” Guzmán.
The approval by the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s Capital Projects Review Committee represents the last step in the college’s three-year quest to build a 31,000 square-foot, $9.8 million facility designed to allow the college and its higher education partners to deliver the coursework necessary for traditional four-year college degrees. A pilot of the Higher Education Center program has been operational on SFCC’s Richards Avenue campus for the past two years.
The new building will be located on land formerly owned by the College of Santa Fe, which will be especially convenient for state employees and the downtown community.