The program involves an online survey that anyone can fill out.
"The goal is to find out whether there's a need for classes outside of the traditional (schedule)," said John Tohtsoni, Jr., Fast Forward director.
The college did a similar study several years ago, he said, but that study concentrated on college students and did not engage people from around the community.
Opening the study to a larger participant group will allow San Juan College to better assess the need to offer nontraditional class hours, Tohtsoni said.
College officials and staff will review the survey's results, and determine whether to launch a pilot program or new course selection.
The public is encouraged to go to www.sanjuancollege.edu and click on "Take the Community Input Survey" bar.
The survey will be available until Feb. 28.
Fast Forward is fu,nded through a Title III Native American Serving, Non-Tribal Institution grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The program is open to all the college's enrolled students. It aims to encourage Native American students to complete Associate of Arts and Science degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions.
For more information or questions regarding the survey, call the Fast Forward program at (505) 566-3981.