Changes to the DACC Nursing Program

The DACC Associate Degree in Nursing program approval status was changed to conditional by the New Mexico Board of Nursing with the next anticipated review in February, 2019. Conditional approval restricts the associate degree nursing program’s ability to admit new students into the program but does not affect students who are currently enrolled in the…
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Mendoza Art Reception to be Held at DACC

The DACC Art Committee will hold an art reception featuring local artist George Mendoza whose work “Colors of the Wind” will be displayed in and around the Mezzanine area in building DAEM outside the President’s office. Also highlighted will be art from students in Professor Abby Osborne’s Digital Graphics Technology class. DACC Instructor Ouida Touchon…
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DACC & Virgin Galactic to Explore Virtual Reality

This spring DACC students will take a space flight and learn aerospace fundamentals in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. Doña Ana Community College (DACC) and Aerospace innovators Virgin Galactic have announced an exciting collaborative education and outreach research project. The core idea will be to work and learn together, exploring the newest technologies and possible…
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Adult Education Continues to Help Dreams Come True

Earning a high school equivalency degree can gain a better quality of life for students. It can also help employees progress in their jobs to earn more money. Not everyone had the opportunity to graduate from their high school. Some had life commitments such as having children, caring for injured or sick family members, or…
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Welding Retains Accredited Test Facility Designation

The DACC Welding program was informed of the successful completion of their third year on-site audit by the American Welding Society (AWS). The program was re-accredited as an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF).  By achieving a successful audit, the welding program can continue to offer certified testing for individuals hoping to achieve national credentialing in…
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Give Kids a Smile Day at DACC Dental Clinic

A once-a-year clinic will give children in Las Cruces and surrounding communities’ access to free dental care. Give Kids a Smile is a nationwide oral health event. The goal is to provide preventative dental services and oral health education to children in the community and raise awareness of access to oral health care issues that…
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Construction Industries Student Club Builds Shelters

The DACC Construction Industries Student Club is helping build shelters to shield the homeless from extreme weather at the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope. The single person shelters are constructed at the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Workforce Center and then transported and installed at Camp Hope, a tent city located at the Mesilla Valley…
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Budget Cuts for DACC in FY 2017

Doña Ana Community College has released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.  The recommended budget reduction of $1.7 million is made necessary by cuts enacted by the special session of the New Mexico State Legislature in October, 2016. The state budget adjustments due to declining oil and gas revenue led to a five percent…
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ENLACE Finds Home at DACC

The ENgaging LAtino Communities in Education (ENLACE) Program has found a new home at Doña Ana Community College. The mid and high school through college retention program began as a Kellogg Grant in 2002 to improve the rate of Latino and Latina students staying in middle and high school and then going to and graduating…
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Hour of Code Helps Students Program Computers

NMSU Dona Ana (DACC) will host the annual “Hour of Code. ™” This year the college will host 45 students from Picacho Middle School on December 9 at the East Mesa Campus in building DAEM. “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students…
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