Health & Public Services

Employment Opportunities and Professional Development in the Healthcare Industry

Health and social assistance is the fastest growing employment sector in the nation due to an aging population, advances in medical care, and other factors.  This sector also contains the fastest growing jobs in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County as well.  WDCR offers several non-credit training programs in the health sector.  These training programs prepare participants for national certifications and licenses.

CPR certification is also offered as well as several Continuing Education Units opportunities in partnerships at Dona Ana Community College faculty and online education providers.  Please click here for more information about CEUs for Health Care Professionals.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Pharmacy Technicians support the work of pharmacists in retail or hospital pharmacies.  They help to prepare medications, assist customers, and manage clinical and business aspects of the pharmacy.

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

Medical Administrative Assistants support the front office and business work of medical clinics and health-related facilities.  They assist patients with records, appointments, paperwork, and support the work of medical staff.

Electronic Health Records Technician Program

Electronic health records management is a growing career field in the healthcare industries.  EHR technicians manage the electronic health records for clinics and medical offices.

Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Assistants work in animal clinics or hospitals and support the work of the veterinarian.  They assist with procedures, animal care, and front office management.

Certified Personal Trainer

Personal fitness trainers work with clients one-on-one to help them reach their fitness goals.  They may work in gyms, fitness centers, or in private residences.

CPR with Heartsaver First Aid

Learn when CPR is needed, how to give CPR to an adult, child, and infant, and how to use an AED.  Great 1 day course for a variety of fields and professions.

Financial Aid & Assistance

Financial aid and assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or military spouse, or if you have a disability.  Educational loans are also available from many local banks.  Please contact WDCR to set up an appointment for more information, 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.