Local business in brief, July 18, 2017 | Business

New certificate programs at SFCC

Santa Fe Community College is offering several new certificates this fall.

Certificates and an associate in applied science are now offered in controlled environment agriculture, formerly the greenhouse management program. The new certificate and degree reflect the college’s expanded focus in food production, either indoors or within greenhouses, using soil-less techniques such as aquaponics and hydroponics.

The college also is offering a certificate in building science and construction technologies, and has a new infant and family studies certificate program that prepares individuals to work in the early childhood fields of home visiting, early intervention and infant-toddler education.

Finally, there are new offerings in web development, business administration, manufacturing engineering technologies and medical bill coding as well as the academic requirements to become a New Mexico-licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor.

Registration is at www.sfcc.edu. Interested students are encouraged to contact the college’s Welcome and Advising Center at 428-1270 or wac@sfcc.edu. Classes begin Aug. 21.

Get help with startup questions

Come to the Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, to ask questions about a business or startup idea and to receive referrals and assistance.

Representatives from the Santa Fe Business Incubator (www.sfbi.net) will meet one on one with interested community members in half-hour individual sessions to help with business questions.

Those interested in participating should fill out an index card by going to www.sfbi.net.

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