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**Due to the COVID-19 national health pandemic, employees are on telework status and the campus is closed. All services are provided remotely by telephone or email. To contact staff for questions or a service request, please send an email to the appropriate staff.  Email addresses can be located by selecting “Administration” located on the top of the SIPI webpage then click “Employee Directory” from the drop-down menu.  You may also click Directory icon on SIPI homepage. Thank you.  
Advanced Technical Education 


  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Certification 
  • Culinary Arts, A.A.S. in Culinary Arts or Certificate in Culinary Arts
  • Environmental Science, A.A.S. degree
  • Geospatial Information Technology, A.A.S. degree or Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology
  • Natural Resources Management, A.A.S. degree
  • Network Management, A.A.S. degree
  • Pre-Engineering, A.S. degree or Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Vision Care Technology, A.A.S. in Vision Care Technology or Certificate in Optical Laboratory Technology
Liberal Arts and Business Education


The office of the Department Chair of the Business and Liberal Arts mission is to support the faculty and students as they engage in the learning process while fostering the beneficial relationship and diverse needs of the community.


The office of the Department Chair of the Business and Liberal Arts will promote continued excellence in teaching and learning by supporting a student based/community based college environment.


  • Accounting (A.A.S. Degree or Certificate Program)
  • Business Administration (A.S. + A.A.S. Degree or Certificate Program)
  • Early Childhood Education (A.S. Degree or Certificate Program)
  • Liberal Arts (A.A. Degree)
Adult & Developmental Education
High School Equivalency Preparation

Provides non-high school graduates with courses that prepare them to pass the national HiSet examination. Students can be either commuters or lodge students and have up to two trimesters to prepare for the official test. During the two terms, students will be referred to a testing site for administration of the Official High School Equivalency examination. SIPI does not administer the official exam and is not an official testing site. Students are able to prepare using practice assessments authorized by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED). The high school equivalency program provides preparation courses for successful completion of the national test. The test measures and compares knowledge of test takers to graduating high school seniors from across the United States. Courses are in the following areas: English, literature, science, math and social science. To pass the tests, students have to demonstrate skill levels that meet or exceeds 60% of all graduating high school seniors.

NM Higher Education Department - High School Equivalency