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Students Display Skills for Employers

A Doña Ana Community College (DACC) job fair highlighted Culinary and Hospitality graduates who showcased their talents for Las Cruces area employers. The recently held graduation gala on November 29 gave more than 30 attendees from hospitality and culinary industries the opportunity to sample food, review résumés and talk to industry professionals for their businesses….
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Online programs offer options for students

An alternative and convenient way to earn college credentials at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) is through online programs. Online programs allow students to “attend” and participate in online classes as their schedule allows. It is great for those who work, have family or have other commitments that make face-to-face attendance difficult or even impossible….
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Drafting and Design Curriculum Recertified

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore was recently notified that the curriculum of the Drafting & Design Program has been recertified following a comprehensive review process. “Accreditation is vital for our students to know that the curriculum taught in this program is approved by the American Design Drafting…
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Graduation for All Aims to Pull Students Out of Poverty

A new initiative will begin to pull Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students and their children from the Southern County out of poverty through educational achievement. The initiative is made possible by an $864,853 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The four-year “Graduation for All” program is designed to help DACC students who are…
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Film Crew Classes Forming

Movie legend Clint Eastwood and comedy superstar George Lopez are working on films in Las Cruces at a studio that did not exist a year ago. The film business in Las Cruces is picking up and the industry is an exciting place to work. It require creativity, teamwork, ingenuity and a positive attitude to get…
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Positive HLC Report

The Higher Learning Commission, (HLC) the regional accrediting body for New Mexico State University-Doña Ana Community College (DACC), informed President Renay Scott that on April 20 the Institutional Actions Council of HLC, “…accepted the team report for New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College.” This action by the HLC reaffirms continued accreditation for DACC. The…
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CTE Month Wraps Up

The recently completed automotive competition for high school students finished a month-long celebration of DACC career and technical education (CTE) programs, which prepare youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. CTE programs are extremely varied from cybersecurity to heating and air conditioning and provide career tracks that are practical…
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EMS Program Reaccredited

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program (EMS) has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Pre-hospital emergency medical care is a vital service and provides an exciting career option for students. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide care for the sick…
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DACC Part of Federal Partnership

“Project Success” a partnership with the United States Department of Education (DoE) will help Doña Ana Community College (DACC) increase enrollment and retain students through graduation. DACC was selected by the DoE to implement several programs that have proven successful in helping students select a career path, stay in school and implement a financial plan…
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3rd Judicial Drug Court Scholarship

A new scholarship at Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will keep future criminal justice and law enforcement students on the path to graduation and then to work. The Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court and the New Mexico State University Foundation have established the Adult Drug Court Program Current Use Scholarship for students at the…
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