Campuses and Centers

Doña Ana Community College provides educational services to residents of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, a large rural county in the southern part of the state. Most of the population resides in four areas: Sunland Park, near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry with Mexico; Anthony and Chaparral, on the border with Texas, just north of El Paso, TX; Las Cruces, centrally located with the largest population in the county; and Hatch, the “Chile Capital of the World” located in the northwest sector of the county, near Spaceport America. The distance between the southernmost community, Sunland Park, and the northernmost, Hatch, is approximately 90 miles.


East Mesa Campus

Located at 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd in Las Cruces, the East Mesa Campus serves as the main campus and is home to the central administration for the college. The campus includes a full complement of student services. Additionally, it has a bookstore, library, computer labs, the Academic Readiness Center (tutoring), and a 350-seat auditorium.

The East Mesa campus offers a broad range of freshman- and sophomore-level general education courses. It is also home to the following associate degree and certificate programs: Arts, Business Management, Business Office Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Creative Media Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Drafting and Design Technologies, Early Childhood Education, Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Investigations, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Hospitality Services Management, Law Enforcement, Pre- Business, and Public Health. The campus also provides dual credit opportunities for students in the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Espina Campus

Located in Las Cruces adjacent to NMSU’s main campus, the Espina Campus has a library, computer labs, Academic Readiness Center (tutoring), and the Quintana Learning Center (adult education). A full complement of student services is also offered on this campus. The Espina campus offers a broad range of freshman- and sophomore-level general education courses. The campus is also home to the following associate degree and certificate programs: Allied Healthcare; Automotive Technology; Dental Assistant; Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Electronics Technology; General Engineering; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Nursing; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Science; Water Technology; and Welding Technology. The campus also provides dual credit opportunities for students in the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Chaparral Center

Located in Chaparral, New Mexico, this center is situated adjacent to Chaparral High School. Opened in the spring of 2012, the 6,200-square-foot center offers select freshman-level and sophomore-level coursework. It is also home to the Electrical Lineworker program and an adult education program.

South County – Gadsden and Sunland Park Centers

Located in Anthony, and Sunland Park, New Mexico, these centers offer freshman- and sophomore-level coursework in general education, and select coursework in career and technical education. ESL (English as a Second Language), GED, and citizenship classes for the border area are available through the Adult Education program, housed at the centers. These centers also provide Academic Readiness Centers (tutoring), computer labs, and library support services. Advisors are available at the south county centers to advise students as they make career, program, and scheduling choices. These centers provide dual credit opportunities for students in the Gadsden Independent School District.

Workforce Center

Located in central Las Cruces, the Workforce Center offers a range of credit and non-credit options for the community. The following associate degree and certificate programs are offered at this site: Aerospace Technology, Automation and Manufacturing Technology, Building Construction Technology, and Environmental and Energy Technologies. In addition, DACC offers non-credit educational opportunities including adult education, customized training, continuing education, business training seminars, and the Truck Driving Academy.


The Workforce Center is also home of the Small Business Development Center. Together, these programs address everything from the start-up needs of small businesses to the larger training needs of established, growing businesses.


"Creative Campus"

The Creative Campus is an emerging partnership focused on increasing capacity for film and digital media across sectors and industries by developing workforce, cultivating industry partnerships, stimulating entrepreneurship, building the talent pipeline, and supporting research. DACC’s Creative Media Technology program is part of “Creative Campus,” a broad-based collaboration in Southern New Mexico.


Early College High Schools

Arrowhead Park Early College High School, located on the south side of the NMSU campus offers pathways that focus on engineering, computer technology, and medicine.

Alta Vista Early College High School, located in Anthony, New Mexico, serves the south county and offers pathways towards an Associates of Art and an Associates of Science.