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DACC Welding Students Gain Real World Experience with SCSWA Collaboration

LAS CRUCES – Roughly seventy 6-cubic-yard recycling dumpsters belonging to the South Central Solid Waste Authority are out of service due to heavy wear and tear. The dumpsters are desperately in need of welding repairs, but the SCSWA does not have a dedicated welder on staff, nor welding equipment, nor the space to do repairs. However,…
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Doña Ana Community College’s Plans for Fall Education

              Photo Courtesy of Betsy Baquera, DACC Chemistry Lab From the Office of the President Doña Ana Community College’s Plans for Fall Education Face-to-face learning at DACC for Fall 2020 will be using NMDOH COVID-Safe Practices including gloves, face masks and social distancing. Doña Ana Community College will be…
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HIT Student Earns Scholarship

Kendra Good, a student in the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Health Information Technology program (HIT) was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for outstanding accomplishments in her major. Good is the only student in a New Mexico HIT program to be so awarded. The New Mexico Health Information Management Association (NMHIMA) made the announcement and…
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DACC Contributes PPE to Healthcare Facilities

The health science programs at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) recently donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health care facilities in Las Cruces. When New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham issued a public health emergency order on March 12, several healthcare facilities reached out to the DACC Health Sciences Department to request PPE. Memorial Medical Center,…
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Campuses Open Online

As part of the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) ongoing effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, DACC President Mónica Torres has physically closed all campuses and centers and provided faculty and students with tools to move to a remote delivery system of course content. It has been one week since Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham…
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Villalobos is Trail Blazer in Construction Technology

Nancy Villalobos is the first graduate from the Building Construction Technology Associate of Science Degree Program at Doña Ana Community College. The 27-year-old student from Anthony completed her degree after the 2019 fall semester. While at DACC she took advantage of many student opportunities. Villalobos participated in SkillsUSA competitions for three years where she won…
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DACC Celebrates CTE Month

February is Career Technical Education (CTE) month which prepares students for technical careers through hands-on applied education. At DACC, 29 career fields are classified as CTE including everything from aerospace, to dental hygiene to welding. According to the U.S. Department of Education, CTE in New Mexico serves 56,895 postsecondary students and 62,859 high school students….
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DACC President’s Day Open House

A Presidents’ Day Open House will be held on the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) East Mesa Campus on Friday, February 21 from 4:30-7 pm. The event features food prepared by the Culinary Arts Program, health monitoring by the DACC Health Sciences Program, and microscopic examination of drinking water by the Water Technology Program. The…
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Childcare Expo to be Held

Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will host an Expo to provide information about existing childcare resources for parents including those attending DACC. The Expo will take place in the commons area of the Student Resources Building on the East Mesa campus on February 20, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm. Groups confirmed to attend…
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DACC to Host Health Fair

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Health Sciences Division is hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday February 19, 2020 on the Espina Campus, 3400 Espina St. The “Passport to Health” includes numerous events for the community, current students and those thinking of seeking a health degree. “We invite anyone interested in…
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