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School of Trades and Technology

Build your future. Prepare for a lucrative career. With high-tech equipment and specialized training, you will gain hands-on experience to kick-start your career. Whether it’s earning a degree or certificate in Automotive Technology, Welding, Building Trades, or Fire Sciences, there is a place for you at The School of Trades and Technology.

School of Trades and Technology Programs

Car being spray painted.Our 12,000-square-foot facility will train you to work in the collision repair industry or related fields. Earn your associate degree in three semesters, or choose one of our certificate programs for a quicker start or more specific training. 

Auto Body Certificates

Auto Body Degree, AAS

GM ASEP LogoBecome a General Motors service technician in two years through the ASEP program. The program includes classroom work, laboratory experience on current vehicles and products, and practical experience as a line mechanic at a participating GM dealership.

Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) Certificate and Degree Program

Car engine.Learn the skills you need to enter the field of automotive service and repair. With an associate degree or a certificate for this program, you will be able to service a variety of cars for customers. 

Automotive Technology Certificates

Automotive Technology Degree, AAS

Home under constructionBe prepared for a career in residential construction. Learn the building process from the “ground up,” combining classroom exercises with hands-on building projects. Earn an associate degree or take one of our certificate programs to enter this industry. 

Building Trades Certificate

Building Trades Degree, AAS

Hairdresser cutting hair.The San Juan College Cosmetology program offers quality “real life” hands-on career training in Cosmetology, Barbering, Nail Technology and Esthetics, and is designed to prepare you for New Mexico licensure. 

Cosmetology Certificates

Cosmetology Degree, AAS and Barber Degree, AAS

Diesel engine partsGet the necessary skills to service and repair trucks or construction and mining equipment. Whether you work on on-highway or off-highway vehicles, our degree and certificate programs will prepare you to start a career in maintaining these important vehicles. 

Diesel Technology Certificate

Diesel Technology Degree, AAS

Person using drafting equipmentSan Juan College's Drafting program will provide you with a firm technical foundation in a variety of drafting disciplines.

Drafting Certificate

Mechanical Drafting and Design, AAS, and Civil Drafting and Design, AAS

Firefighters spraying water on a blaze.The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to give you the essential education and hands-on training needed for a career in firefighting.

Firefighter Certificate

Fire Science Degree, AAS

Navigation radio on top of paper map.This program is focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), and in the use of satellite and aerial imagery among other mapping technologies.

Geographic Information Systems Technology Certificate

Geographic Information Systems Technology Degree, AAS

MCAP Tile PhotoThis partnership with Chrysler offers instruction and hands-on experience with Chrysler vehicles. You will have a paid internship at a participating Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealership, and you will commit to working a minimum of two years after graduation.

MOPAR Career Automotive Program (MCAP)

Light bar on top of police car.The Associate of Arts Degree in Police Science is intended for those students who are already employed by a local law enforcement agency or those who are pursuing a degree as open enrollment students.

Police Science Degree, AA and Certificate

Drone flying through sky at sunsetThe Small Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate and degree provides students the education and skills to gain current FAA licensure and to qualify for employment positions involving SUAS/Drone usage.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Degree, AAS

TTEN LogoTrain for a career as a Toyota Motors service technician through the TTEN program. You will receive training in the classroom and laboratory at San Juan College and a sponsoring Toyota dealership. Earn a certificate or an associate degree in this two-year program.

Toyota Technical Education Network Program (T-TEN)

Welding sparks.Learn how to weld and fabricate all thicknesses of steel plates and most diameters of steel pipe. Earn an associate degree in welding or take our general and advanced certificate courses to find a career in a variety of industries from construction to manufacturing to aerospace.

Welding Certificates

Welding Degree, AAS