Students must complete a pre-registration clinical clearance packet. Additional restrictions may apply.
Health Care Assistant Program Pre-Admission Steps
|1.||Apply for Admission – DACC Admissions Office – (575) 527-7710.|
|2.||Apply for Financial Aid – DACC Financial Aid Office – (575) 527-7696.|
|3.||Take Accuplacer assessment – DACC Testing Office – (575) 527-7569. Register to take accuplacer here: https://dacc.nmsu.edu/testing/accuplacer-assessment/|
|4.||Attend an Orientation through the DACC Admissions Office – (575) 527-7710.|
|5.||Get Academic Advising – Academic Advising Center – (575) 528-7272. If you do not know who your advisor is, click here:|
|6.||Register for pre-requisite Classes – Online at My.NMSU.edu or Registration Office – (575) 527-7524.|
|7.||For Nursing Assistant, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, patient care tech, or medical assistant complete the clinical packet and upload to https://mycb.castlebranch.com. Then Email:firstname.lastname@example.org and request the documents be reviewed. Once approved more information will be given on how to register for classes.|
|8.||Make Tuition Payment and Get Parking Sticker – Online at
My.NMSU.edu and http://park.nmsu.edu/ or DACC Cashier’s Office – (575) 527-7516.
|9.||Get your ID Card – NMSU ID Card Services, Corbett Center, Room 137, (575) 646-4835.|
|10.||Get your Books – DACC Bookstore, DACL 170, (575) 527-7692 or DAAR 102 (575) 528-7254.|
|11.||Attend Class (attendance is mandatory for all NA courses) – Work hard, use campus resources for success, and enjoy DACC!|
A positive drug screen or a disqualifying felony conviction may prevent participation in courses that have a practicum that includes patient care. And may affect future employment opportunities in the health care field.
188.8.131.52 Disqualify Convictions.
The following felony convictions disqualify a person from providing health care to patients.
- trafficking, or trafficking in controlled substances;
- kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault or aggravated battery;
- rape, criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact, incest, indecent exposure, or other related felony sexual offenses;
- crimes involving adult abuse, neglect or financial exploitation;
- crimes involving child abuse or neglect;
- crimes involving robbery, larceny, extortion, burglary, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, credit card fraud, or receiving stolen property; or
- an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy involving any of the felonies in this subsection.
The law regarding this screening for criminal history for caregivers can be found in Sections 29-17-1 to 29-17-5 NMSA 1978 et seq., and the Regulations can be found at 184.108.40.206 NMAC.