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.

This education provides students with:


  • Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world, often called contextual learning.
  • Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics.
  • Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers in the process of progressing through school.
  • Second-chance education and training for the unemployed and those seeking to upgrade their employability skills.
  • Education to earn additional skills and degrees, especially when related to career advancement.

Options for career technical programs at DACC include:

Aerospace                                                             Architectural Technology

Automation & Manufacturing                                 Automotive

Building Construction Technololgy                        Civil Survey & Survey Technology

Computer Information Technology                        Creative Media

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement                     Culinary Arts

Cyber Security                                                      Dental Assistant

Dental Hygiene                                                     Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Electrical Line Wrker                                            Electronics

Emergency Medical Services                               Fire Science & Investigations

Health Care                                                         Health Information Technology

Hospitality & Tourism                                           HVAC & Refrigeration

Office Administration                                           Patient Care Technician

Nurse Assistant                                                   Radiologic Technology

Respiratory Therapy                                           Water Technology


For more information on CTE contact Saundra Castillo (575) 528-7076.