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The Pre-Business Program at DACC is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of business education. Success in the business world requires a specialized set of skills, in addition to knowledge, that builds upon a solid foundation of academic courses. This program offers all that along with dedicated faculty with extensive business experience.

The Pre-Business program facilitates and guides each student’s development of academic knowledge and practical skills to prepare him or her for success in the world’s business arena whether as a manager in a large corporation or owner of their own business.




The Pre-Business Program gives students broad exposure to the world of business, as well as skills in a range of subjects.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for the rigors of upper division coursework.




All classes at DACC are taught in a small-classroom format that ensures personalized instruction by experienced instructors.

Business and marketing faculty members are selected for their wide range of business experience and expertise, as well as their teaching skills. Instructors who are familiar with the world of business are better able to share insights and “real world” knowledge, better preparing students for their future positions.

The Pre-Business Program leads to an Associate of Pre-Business Degree and acts as the first two years of any four-year business degree offered at NMSU.  Admission to a specific major in the College of Business Administration is required for enrollment in upper-division coursework.

This program meets the content and standards of the NMSU requirements for the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program.

The Business program is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.



How to Get Started

Prospective students can arrange for an initial degree planning session with an advisor after completing the application for program admission.

Remember to consult the DACC Catalog, available online, for more complete information before choosing a program. Certain restrictions, qualifications, and/or fees may apply.
For more information, contact the Business Management Program at (575) 527-7560.



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:

Laura De La Cruz, Professor/Interim 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, 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



Degrees and Certifications Program Roadmaps

For More Information

phone: (575)528-7277