Highlands offers simplified credit transfer to Santa Fe Community College students


Santa Fe Community College interim dean of Business and Education, Camilla Bustamante, left, and New Mexico Highlands University interim dean of School of Business Media and Technology, Charles Swim sign agreements allowing more seamless transfer credits into Highlands’ programs as SFCC President Randy Grissom and Highlands Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresita Aguilar discuss the benefits to students. Photo by Rick Loffredo/NMHU


Santa Fe, N.M. – Santa Fe Community College students can seamlessly transfer more credits to Highlands University thanks to new agreements between the two institutions.

The seven agreements mean Santa Fe Community College graduates with associate degrees can more easily transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, finance, marketing, management, early childhood multicultural education, elementary education, and social work at Highlands University.

“We are pleased to work with Highlands to offer more options for Santa Feans to earn a bachelor’s degree,” said Santa Fe Community College President Grissom. “A healthy economic climate in our community requires educated workers – at all levels. With a bachelor’s degree, our graduates can earn higher incomes. Now they don’t have to leave Santa Fe to pursue that dream.”

The bachelor’s degree programs are offered through evening classes, online classes and interactive television at Highlands’ Santa Fe site, located at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center.

“Providing additional pathways to complete a bachelor’s degree for students in the Northern New Mexico region is something I feel strongly about, and Highlands is proud to be a part of this program with Santa Fe Community College, ” said Highlands President Sam Minner.