Advanced Technology

The Advanced Technologies Division offers students the opportunity to study a variety of professional courses developed and implemented from today’s leading industries. Classroom experiences are enhanced through high-tech lab activities that accentuate self-direction, productivity, and professionalism while challenging students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.

Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and enhance job skills through participation in the many students clubs and activities such as  Skills USA, which is the career and technical student organization for Trade and Industrial Education. Skills USA activities often include volunteer projects, professional development, and competitive events.

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Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division helps students acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for college and workforce success and can lead to the completion of a number of Associate Degrees and Certificates. Courses are offered at all campuses (Espina, East Mesa, Gadsden, and Sunland Park) in a variety of class formats to best fit your work and life schedules.

There are four departments in this Division: Arts, Education, English, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Check out the department links to learn about our many transfer and career technical programs.


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Business & Public Service

The Business and Public Services Division of DACC serves a diverse community of learners by preparing students who choose a business or public service course of study with the knowledge and skills to successfully become professionals in a career technical field; or by preparing them to succeed in a transfer degree program that leads to a bachelor’s degree.


Our Vision

  • To provide quality instruction by placing emphasis on the teaching/learning process, professional faculty development, and selection/retention of qualified faculty;
  • To provide quality credit courses, certificates, and degrees to meet student interests and to prepare them to meet the employment needs of the community;
  • To provide quality instruction which will successfully prepare those students who are planning to continue their education at a four-year institution.

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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Division of Doña Ana Community College is committed to the highest standards in educating and mentoring students to become skilled professionals who will meet the healthcare needs of the community and surrounding areas.


We are a team of clinicians, educators, professionals, and members of the healthcare community. We are a center of excellence for health education that:

  • Is dedicated to serving and supporting a diverse student population and their goals;
  • Cultivates dedicated healthcare professionals;
  • Advances a culture of ethics through integrity and compassion;
  • Embraces collaborative teamwork among healthcare professionals;
  • Fosters an environment of innovation.

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Science, Engineering, & Mathematics

The Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division of Doña Ana Community College provides students with a broad selection of courses. This range of classes in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology programs help students develop fundamental skills. Students will be prepared for entry into college-level courses, to become professionals in a career field, and to serve as a foundation for transfer to four-year universities.

Our students will develop scientific and mathematical literacy in an environment that encourages innovative application of their knowledge in a socially responsible way and will be prepared for lifelong learning.

This Division offers courses in

  • Aerospace Technologies
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Math
  • Electronic Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Statistics

The courses and programs help students gain skills to enter the workforce, complete courses for transfer programs, and provides students with a foundation for more academic courses.

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Workforce Development & Career Readiness

WDCR provides opportunities for short-term, non-credit training programs, professional skill development, lifelong learning, and career exploration to the community of Las Cruces and southern Doña Ana County. Community organizations, governmental offices, and local businesses and industries use the training services of WDCR to provide customized education opportunities for their employees

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