Four new degree programs were recently approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and are offered at DACC. The AAS degrees are in Building Construction Technology, Cybersecurity, Game Development and Medical Assisting.
Degrees can be earned as early as the Fall 2019 semester.
The Building Construction Technology degree candidates receive training to enter the workforce, including basic solar, plumbing and energy auditing. In addition students learn project management, sustainable building, construction law, blueprint reading, basic surveying, concrete work, weatherization, masonry, hand and power tools, safety procedures, math skills, painting, and communication.
The Cybersecurity degree serves the needs of technology in the work place. Three options allow students to earn a certificate in cybersecurity or to specialize in Cisco networking or system administration. Jobs are available locally, regionally and nationally with thousands of new job openings in information technology fields.
The Game Development degree allows students to get necessary training as a game developer, continue to a variety of 4-year programs, or enter the fields of virtual reality, app development or augmented reality. The skills students become proficient in are easily transferable to the film field to enhance film production.
The Medical Assisting program trains health care professionals to provide medical office administrative services and perform a variety of clinical duties under the supervision of a physician. The degree provides instruction on advanced skills and a 180 hour intern experience. Several certificates of completion are built into the major.
Students can talk to DACC advisors to start on these options or the other 41 degree offerings and the more than 50 certificate programs at the community college. For more information contact admissions at (575) 527-7710.