Program Admission and Application

Pre-Admission Process

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:  Who Is My Advisor?
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:nsmith@dacc.nmsu.edu 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!

Attention:

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.

7.1.9.11 Disqualify Convictions.

The following felony convictions disqualify a person from providing health care to patients.

  1. Homicide;
  2. trafficking, or trafficking in controlled substances;
  3. kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault or aggravated battery;
  4. rape, criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact, incest, indecent exposure, or other related felony sexual offenses;
  5. crimes involving adult abuse, neglect or financial exploitation;
  6. crimes involving child abuse or neglect;
  7. crimes involving robbery, larceny, extortion, burglary, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, credit card fraud, or receiving stolen property; or
  8. 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 7.1.9.1 NMAC.