- East Mesa Campus
- Espina Campus
- Workforce Center
- South County Centers
- Gadsden Center
- Sunland Park Center
- Outlying Centers
East Mesa Campus
The East Mesa Campus is home to the following associate degree and certificate programs: the Associate of Arts Degree program, Business Management, Business Office Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Creative Media Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Drafting and Design Technologies, Early Childhood Education, Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Investigations, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Hospitality Services Management, Law Enforcement, Library Science, Paralegal Studies, Pre-Business, and Public Health.
In addition, DACC Student Services is located on this campus, as well as central administration. The campus has a bookstore, library, computer labs, Student Success Center (student tutoring), and a 350-seat auditorium.
Situated adjacent to New Mexico State University, the Espina Campus is home to the following associate degree and certificate programs: Automotive Technology; Associate of Science Degree program; Dental Assistant; Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Electrical Programs; Electronics Technology; General Engineering; Health Care Assistant; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Water Technology; and Welding Technology.
Also located on this campus are a bookstore, library, computer labs, Student Success Center (student tutoring), Academic Readiness Center, and the Quintana Learning Center, which provides adult education and helps prepare students to undertake college-level studies. A full complement of student services is offered on this campus.
2345 E. Nevada Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001 • Telephone 575-527-7776 – Google Map
- Contract Training
- Business Training Seminars
The following associate degree and certificate programs are offered at this site: Aerospace Technology, Automation and Manufacturing Technology, Building Construction Technology, and Environmental and Energy Technologies.
The Workforce Center also offers customer-driven, lifelong-learning opportunities, which serve as a bridge between our diverse community and the college. The aim is to be business-solution partners for Doña Ana County. DACC‘s Customized Training, Small Business Development Center, and Truck Driving Academy currently occupy the Workforce Center. Together, these programs address everything from the start-up needs of small businesses to the larger training needs of established, growing businesses. Many business assessment tools are available, as well as training space and commercial space on a short-term, rental basis for outside organizations.
Customized contract training for employee development is available in a variety of business-related topics at the Workforce Center. Customized classes focus on employee development and peak team performance. Every aspect of a course may be tailored to meet an organization’s specific needs, including class topics and content, location, length and time. The courses may be held on campus or at the work location. Times can be tailored to fit employee work schedules.
Customized training services have been utilized by numerous local banks and businesses, public schools, government contractors, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Training areas have included computer skills, management/supervision, welding, customer service, and others.
Business training seminars cover topics in business, computers, and professional development. These seminars are open to the public.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Education Units (CPUs) may be awarded for organized, noncredit, continuing education experiences. CEUs and CPUs my not be used to fulfill degree requirements.
South County Centers
Gadsden Center • 1700 E. O’Hara Road, Anthony, NM 88021 • Telephone 575-882-3939 – Google Map
Sunland Park Center • 3365 McNutt Road, Sunland Park, NM 88063 • Telephone 575-874-7780 – Google Map
These centers offer freshman- and sophomore-level coursework in vocational, technical, developmental, and general education. A number of DACC certificates and associate degrees are offered, as well. The centers also provide concurrent enrollment (dual credit) programming for the Gadsden School District. ESL, GED, and citizenship classes for the border area are available through the Adult Education program, also housed at the centers. Refer to the section titled, “Adult Education,” in the DACC Catalog for a full listing of services. These centers also provide a Student Success Center (student tutoring), computer labs, and library support services.
Attending one of the south county centers is equivalent to attending one of the Las Cruces campuses of DACC. The same procedures and regulations apply. Students attending the Gadsden Center or the Sunland Park Center may attend classes at any other DACC or NMSU campus without completing additional admissions procedures. Students may attend one or more campuses and/or centers simultaneously; however, the total credit-hour load may not exceed that stipulated by the normal class-load policy.
All students currently attending, or planning to attend, one of the south county centers also may use the student services and tutoring available at either of the Doña Ana Community College campuses in Las Cruces. An advisor is available at the south county centers to advise students as they make career, program, and scheduling choices.
The Gadsden and Sunland Park centers offer a variety of general education courses that meet departmental and college requirements in liberal arts and business. Typical general education subjects are communications, economics, English composition, math, psychology, and sociology. All general education courses offered through the south county centers are consistent with Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration regulations.
The south county centers follow the same academic calendar as the DACC central campus. Classes offered at these sites can be found in the DACC class schedule.
Most academic services for students enrolling in classes at the centers are available on site. These services include admissions, registration, advising, tuition payment, schedule changes, withdrawals, and purchase of textbooks.
Degree and non-degree applicants seeking admission may apply at either center, at DACC’s Central Campus, or at the new East Mesa Campus in Las Cruces. Students attending a satellite center may attend classes at either of the Las Cruces campuses of Doña Ana Community College, NMSU’s main campus, or other NMSU branches, without completing additional admissions procedures. Students may attend one or more campuses simultaneously; however, the total credit-hour load may not exceed that stipulated by the normal class-load policy. A onetime application fee of $20 is charged for students who have never before applied to NMSU or one of its branches.
All students currently attending, or planning to attend, one of the south county centers also may use the student services available at either of the Doña Ana Community College campuses in Las Cruces. An adviser is available at the south county centers to advise students as they make career, program, and scheduling choices. DACC students may also take advantage of tutoring services at either or both locations.
Chaparral Center • 755 Prescott Anthony Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081 • Telephone 575-824-2000 – Google Map
Located in the southeastern corner of Doña Ana County, the Chaparral Center, which opened in Spring 2012, is situated adjacent to Chaparral High School. The 6,200-square-foot center offers freshman- and sophomore-level coursework, including dual-credit courses for high school students. It also is the site of the Adult Education program in Chaparral. Refer to the Adult Education website for more information.
Hatch Center • 219 East Hill Street, Hatch, NM 87937 • Telephone 575-267-5660 – Google Map
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, the 6,764-square-foot Hatch Center houses a computer lab, a light manufacturing lab, and a computer classroom, as well as office areas. It is situated adjacent to Hatch Valley High School and offers dual-credit courses to HVHS students.
The facility was awarded LEED certification for meeting all standards in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized, green building certification system.