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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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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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EMS Program Reaccredited

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program (EMS) has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Pre-hospital emergency medical care is a vital service and provides an exciting career option for students. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide care for the sick…
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Cultural Diversity Speaker Series Announced

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Cultural Diversity Committee of the Faculty Council in collaboration with DACC will sponsor its first Cultural Diversity Speaker Series. The first event will feature a colloquium of five speakers each giving 15 minute presentations on issues that are affecting education in New Mexico and the surrounding borderlands. There will…
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Elementary Students Learn Science at DACC

Elementary school students from Tombaugh Elementary got their hands dirty performing experiments and learning the anatomy and function of several different body systems during Elementary Science Day at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). DACC full- and part-time science faculty and elementary science teachers and parents from Clyde W. Tombaugh Elementary School worked with students and…
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DACC Nursing Program Will Admit Student Cohort Fall 2017

After Doña Ana Community College (DACC) petitioned for a review of the decision, the New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) voted to upgrade the status of the community college nursing program and lifted the admission restriction which will allow DACC to enroll students in the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in fall, 2017. “I…
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Balizan Earns International Honor

Sarah Balizan, DACC Science Assistant Professor has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) for the class of 2017. She is the only educator in New Mexico to be so honored this year and the first New Mexico higher education teacher to be selected in the history of the program. She joins an exclusive…
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Innovation Award Presented to DACC Health Program

A new DACC certificate program that is proceeding through the NMSU curriculum approval process has been awarded as one of the most innovative community college health certificate programs in the nation. The League for Innovation in the Community College honored the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Community Health Worker Certificate planning template with the prestigious…
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