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"The mission of Dona Ana Community College's Business Department is to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary for success in a rapidly evolving global business environment. Our commitment is to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares students to excel as dynamic, responsible, and innovative professionals."

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Prepare to embark on a journey through academic excellence with real-world application in the dynamic realms of business. Our department is dedicated to fostering the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals in these thriving industries.

With a comprehensive range of programs and courses, we provide students with a solid foundation in business strategies, management principles, and customer-centric approaches. Whether your passion lies in corporate management, entrepreneurship, event planning, our diverse curriculum equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel.

What sets our department apart is our commitment to experiential learning. Through internships, industry partnerships, and practical projects, students gain hands-on experience that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Our faculty comprises accomplished academics and industry experts who are eager to share their insights, ensuring that you receive an education that is both current and relevant.

We're proud to provide a collaborative and supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to think critically, solve complex problems, and embrace innovation. Our state-of-the-art facilities, including modern business labs and simulation spaces, mirror real-world settings, allowing you to develop practical skills in a safe and controlled setting.

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or someone who seeks to thrive in the corporate world, the Business Department is here to guide you on your path to success. Join us in shaping the future of business – where creativity meets strategy, and professionalism meets passion.

Discover your potential with us at DACC's Business Department. Your journey begins here.



DACC's Associate in Applied Science degree programs in Pre-Business, Business, Administrative Office Technology, and Health Information Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). All the certificates in those programs are also accredited, with the exception of the Business Fundamentals Certificate. The ACBSP emphasizes quality in teaching and student learning outcomes in business education through efforts that demonstrate adherence to business standards and performance results. The accreditation review process provides institutions with an opportunity to examine business programs and services on a continuous basis in order to foster excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes. Participation in the review process affirms the business unit's responsibility for the quality of business education and demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement.


Faculty & Staff:

Dr. Laura De La Cruz, Professor & Department Chair
Phone: 575-528-7335

Office: DAEM 100G


Erica Enriquez, Lab Technician

Phone: 575-528-7277

Office: DAEM 100J


Joaquin, Tadeo, Assistant Professor
Phone: 575-528-7041

Office: DAEM 100U


Tawny Aguirre, Assisant Professor
Phone: 575-528-7284

Office: DAEM 100H


James Cadena, Associate Professor

Phone: 575-527-7661

Office: DAEM 100K


Alfredo Guerrero, Instructor

Phone: 575-528-7353

Office: DAEM 100I

A modern interior designed office

So, have we caught your interest?

Don't wait too long! Next Semester begins January 16th