TO REGISTER CALL: (505) 428-1676

Cost Per Student: $49.00

Course Number: SC 342 01

CRN: 21627


In cooperation with Innovate+Educate and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe Community College will offer a low-cost workplace skills preparation class for those interested in an entry level job as an Engineered Systems Technician Level I or II at the Lab.  This is a re-launch of a recent project launch, but course details have been changed to better fit students’ needs with classes on Saturdays and online modules. The class will cover skills in the areas of applied mathematics, reading for information, locating information, and listening for understanding. Los Alamos National Laboratory staff will also present an overview of the Lab, the Engineering Systems Technician job descriptions, minimum qualifications for the jobs, and requirements for applying (cover letter/ resume assistance/interview/how to navigate the online application system). All students will complete a WorkKeys skill assessment while taking the course. The boot camp will conclude with the students participating in an interview event with Los Alamos National Laboratory during the week of October 10, 2016.


September 10: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Introduction to Career 101 and Work Keys
  • Introduction by Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Overview of Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Description of Engineering Tech positions
  • Career 101 – Module 1

September 17: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Career 101 Module 2
  • Career 101 Module 3

September 24: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Career 101 Module 4
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Resume and cover letter
    • Application process

October 1: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Behavioral Interviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume and cover letter fine tuning

October 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Students will take the WorkKeys assessment in the Santa Fe Community College Testing Center anytime during the week.
    • The Testing Center hours are as follows:
      • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • The assessment will take 3 hours so students should give themselves enough time to complete the assessment during Testing Center hours. 

To learn more, view the press release here.

For more information contact:             
Erin Muffoletto Baca
Director of Strategic Partnerships

For more details about the partners of this project:

About Innovate+Educate

Innovate+Educate (I+E) is a national, non-profit organization implementing evidence-based, employer-led strategies to drive competency-based training and hiring for in-demand jobs. I+E is led by a Board of Directors from top industry across 35 states. For more information, visit

About Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. The Lab has a proud history and heritage of more than 70 years of science and innovation. For more information, visit

About Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College is a public two-year comprehensive community college located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The school has an undergraduate population of about 6,300 students. The college offers more than 100 degrees and certificate programs. For more information, visit