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Award Winning Health Certificate Offered

A new 16-credit certificate program that has already earned national honors is now accepting students beginning this fall for the 2018-2019 school year. The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Community Health Worker certificate will prepare individuals to gather and provide necessary health information in their local communities. The course work will train students to have…
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Carmona to Head Health Sciences

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Monica Torres today announced the appointment of Josefina Carmona to lead the DACC Health Sciences Division. Carmona, was employed by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) for more than 20 years, including as assistant dean of the Extended University for students seeking…
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4 New Degrees this Fall at DACC

Four new degree programs are before the New Mexico Higher Education Department and when approved will be offered at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). The Associate of Applied Science degrees are in Building Construction Technology, Cybersecurity, Game Development and Medical Assisting. “This will be a great opportunity for students looking for jobs in healthcare, creative…
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Positive HLC Report

The Higher Learning Commission, (HLC) the regional accrediting body for New Mexico State University-Doña Ana Community College (DACC), informed President Renay Scott that on April 20 the Institutional Actions Council of HLC, “…accepted the team report for New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College.” This action by the HLC reaffirms continued accreditation for DACC. The…
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DACC Asks For Input on Future Needs

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) is seeking input on a draft Facility Master Plan that will provide direction for the community college physical plant for the next 5 years. “We seek input from the community, faculty, students and staff to plan for improvements to our sites to keep up with the changing needs in higher…
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DACC Students Strike Gold, Silver and Bronze

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students competed against students from other New Mexico community colleges, each other and the clock in various contests that showcased their proficiency in occupational areas at the recently completed New Mexico SkillsUSA competition. Earning gold medals for DACC: Gustavo Perez, job skill demonstration, Jeff Dillard, internetworking, Frank Bonnevie, electronics technology,…
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Sims to Speak on Domestic Violence

Christy Sims, a nationally recognized advocate against domestic violence and the survivor of a horrendous domestic violence attack will share her story with our community this April 11 – 12. The Atlanta native’s former boyfriend threw sulfuric acid on her, burning 20% of her body, including her face, neck, chest and arms. She underwent 13…
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Student Art Show at Cottonwood Gallery

DACC student artists will present their work in the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) student art exhibit, “The Artistic Region” from April 6 to April 27, 2018. “The Artistic Region” features artists from all art disciplines at the community college. An opening reception will be held in honor of the students at the Cottonwood Gallery…
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CTE Month Wraps Up

The recently completed automotive competition for high school students finished a month-long celebration of DACC career and technical education (CTE) programs, which prepare youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. CTE programs are extremely varied from cybersecurity to heating and air conditioning and provide career tracks that are practical…
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DACC Scholar Honored at State Capitol

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) student Maria Carmona-Montalvo was named to the 2018 New Mexico All-State Academic Team for her outstanding academic accomplishments and community service. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an honor society for two-year colleges, sponsored the award. The Alpha Omega Tau chapter at DACC nominated Carmona-Montalvo. She will receive her Associate of Science…
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