DACC Student Art Show

DACC student artists will present their work at the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) student art exhibit from April 7 to April 28, 2017.  “The Artful Earth” features students creative images from all art disciplines at the community college. The exhibit is hosted by the Cottonwood Gallery located inside Southwest Environmental Center, on the downtown mall,…
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Showcase Highlights STEM-H Careers

A recently completed STEM-H Showcase held at the Espina campus of the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) introduced science, technology, engineering, math, and health activities to more than 280 high school students from throughout the Las Cruces Public School District. “This event was a huge success, a standing-room only crowd of local high school, DACC,…
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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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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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