21st Century Career Skills

Be a Lifelong Learner

Employees who continuously strive to enhance their skills and abilities are more likely to receive promotions and better opportunities.  We have several certificates and courses online or classroom-based where you can gain new skills or develop the ones you have.

Spanish for Beginners I

Learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, converse on the telephone with merchants, hotel, and restaurant staff. Discover, ask, and understand directions, learn the days of the week, months of the year, numbers to 1,000, how to change money to foreign currency, and much more.  Students should purchase Communication in Spanish ISBN-10: 0070566429 prior to class. 

Spanish for Beginners II

Continue developing your skills in the Spanish language. Learn how to speak Spanish with merchants and how to travel using airplanes, trains, and rental cars. Practice conjugating present tense verbs, checking in and out of hotels, and making reservations at restaurants and events. Learn how to communicate with medical personnel in case of illness. Students should purchase Communication in Spanish ISBN-10: 0070566429 prior to class. 

Spanish For Specific Purposes

We offer several online Spanish courses for Specific Professions.  These courses are self-paced and can be taken at any time.  Find out more information on specific classes by clicking on the links below:

  • Spanish for Construction
  • Spanish for Firefighters & Emergency Responders
  • Spanish for Health Care
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Spanish for Manufacturing and Warehousing
  • Spanish for the Medical Front Office
  • Spanish for the Workplace

Financial Aid & Assistance

Financial aid and assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or military spouse, or if you have a disability.  Educational loans are also available from many local banks.  Please contact WDCR to set up an appointment for more information, 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.