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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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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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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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HVAC Program Named Best Value in the State

According to a recent national study that compared College Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs, Doña Ana Community College’s (DACC) program is the best value in the state of New Mexico. Air Filters Delivered, who did the research, based the rankings on several criteria including: Was an associate degree offered for successful graduates and…
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Donors Help DACC Surveying Students

A recent donation of surveying equipment from two donors will give Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Civil/Survey students hands-on experience in new technology. Kery Greiner, a Professional Land Surveyor from Las Cruces, and John Haynes, a Professional Engineer from Gallup, New Mexico, recently donated equipment to the DACC Drafting and Design Technologies Department (DADT) Program. …
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Medical Assisting Degree Begins at DACC

A new Associate of Science in Medical Assisting is being offered for students at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). The new degree is the result of a needs assessment of the medical community in Doña Ana County. For several years employers in the area have requested medical assisting courses and have highlighted the need for…
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Lineworkers fill Need in the Community

Imagine there is a thunder-storm and the electricity goes off. Who is on the job to fix the problems? Chances are, some of the workers who fix downed power lines or other electrical emergencies received their training and certificates at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) as part of the Electrical Lineworker Certificate program. New Mexico…
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Game Jam Highlights New Associate Degree in Game Design

Each year, students, community members, and faculty assemble at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to produce computer games and compete against groups from all over the world. Game Jam is a 48-hour global competition that challenges the participants to make a game in 2 days. Each year there is a theme and beginning Friday night,…
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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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