Hospitality Services

East Mesa


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Do you see yourself in a managerial or supervisory role? Are you looking to go out into the world of business or hospitality and make your mark? Are you looking for an associates degree or certificate that will equip you with the skills and experience required to reach that goal?

Maybe you have the drive to become a professional chef?

Perhaps you are wondering whether business management or hospitality management is right for you. Or culinary arts?

The Business and Hospitality Services Department at DACC has the programs for you!



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.


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Faculty and Staff

Laura De La Cruz, Professor/Interim Department Chair
Phone: 575-528-7335
Office: DAEM 100G 
Nancy Gonzalez, Lab Technician 
Phone: 575-528-7412 
Office: DASR 220Q   
Erica Enriquez, Lab Technician 
Phone: 575-528-7277
Office: DAEM 100J 
Joaquin, Tadeo, Assistant Professor
Phone: 575-528-7041
Office: DAEM 100U 
Tawny Aguirre, Associate 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 
G. Thomas Drake, Chef Instructor
Phone: 575-528-7273 
Office: DASR 220P  
Cecilia Castro, Chef Instructor 
Phone: 575-528-7279 
Office: DASR 220O  
Lorrie Harper, Associate Professor 
Phone: 575-527-7264 
Office: DASR 220N  

So, have we caught your interest?

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