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Campuses & Facilities

East Mesa Campus

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Central Campus

3400 S. Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88003 - Telephone 575-527-7500 - Google Map

The central campus of Doña Ana Community College is located on 15 acres adjacent to the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, New Mexico. DACC also operates a campus on the East Mesa of Las Cruces, as well as centers in Anthony, Sunland Park and White Sands Missile Range. To make a community college education even more accessible, classes are also offered at some of the local high schools.

East Mesa Campus

2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011 - Telephone 575-528-7250 - Google Map

Opening in August 2003, the East Mesa Campus served more than nine 900 students its first semester and more than 1,200 the second semester. The campus houses a library, a computer lab, and the administrative and faculty offices of the Business and Information Systems Division.

South County Centers

Gadsden Center - 1700 E. O'Hara Road, Anthony, NM 88021 - Telephone 575-882-3939 - Google Map

Sunland Park Center - 3365 McNutt Road, Sunland Park, NM 88063 - Telephone 575-874-7780 - Google Map

DACC operates two centers in the southern portion of Doña Ana County. The Gadsden Center is located immediately to the east of O'Hara Road overpass at Interstate 10 in Anthony. The Sunland Park Center is located on McNutt Road, approximately three and a half miles south of Country Club Road.

Both centers offer freshman and sophomore-level coursework in vocational, technical, developmental, and general education, as well as the Associate of Arts, Associate of Criminal Justice, and Associate of Pre-Business degrees. The centers also provide concurrent enrollment programming for the Gadsden School District. ESL, GED, and citizenship classes for the border area are available through the ABE program, also housed at the centers. Refer to the section titled, “Adult Basic Education,” in this catalog for a full listing of services.

Attending Gadsden Center or Sunland Park Center is similar to attending the Las Cruces campus of DACC. Tuition is the same, applications are accepted throughout the year, and the COMPASS assessment (for placement in classes) is offered on-site virtually every weekday. While these centers follow the same policies, procedures, and academic calendar as the central campus, class scheduling differs. Classes are offered in the afternoon and the evening to meet the needs of the local community.

Courses

The Gadsden and Sunland Park centers offer a variety of general education courses that meet departmental and college requirements in liberal arts and business. Typical general education subjects are communications, economics, English composition, math, psychology, and sociology. All general education courses offered through the south county centers are consistent with Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration regulations.

Academic Calendar

The south county centers follow the same academic calendar as the DACC central campus. Classes offered at these sites can be found in the DACC class schedule.
Most academic services for students enrolling in classes at the centers are available on site. These services include admissions, registration, advising, tuition payment, schedule changes, withdrawals, and purchase of textbooks.

Admissions

Degree and non-degree applicants seeking admission may apply at either center, at DACC’s Central Campus, or at the new East Mesa Campus in Las Cruces. Students attending a satellite center may attend classes at either of the Las Cruces campuses of Doña Ana Community College, NMSU’s main campus, or other NMSU branches, without completing additional admissions procedures. Students may attend one or more campuses simultaneously; however, the total credit-hour load may not exceed that stipulated by the normal class-load policy. A one­time application fee of $20 is charged for students who have never before applied to NMSU or one of its branches.

Student Services

All students currently attending, or planning to at­tend, one of the south county centers also may use the student services available at either of the Doña Ana Community College campuses in Las Cruces. An adviser is available at the south county centers to advise students as they make career, program, and scheduling choices. DACC students may also take advantage of tutoring services at either or both locations.

Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center

890 N. Tornillo St., Las Cruces, NM. - 575-528-4051 - Google Map

The Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center focuses on preparing low-income students for further education, while also developing work-related skills. Transitional classes and workshops involving work-readiness skills and college preparation allow students to eventually move on to college and careers.

Classes in ESL and preparation for the high school equivalency diploma exams are offered on site through DACC’s Adult Basic Education Division. Developmental education courses are the latest addition to the center’s offerings.

Numerous community agencies and businesses have partnered with Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center and the City of Las Cruces to provide health care, counseling services, job-readiness activities, legal assistance, computer literacy, child care, and many other services.

Initially funded by a grant from New Mexico Works and a HUD Hispanic Serving Institutions— Assisting Communities grant, the center brings education to those who otherwise might not have access to it.

Workforce Center

2345 E. Nevada St. Las Cruces, NM, 88001. Telephone 575-527-7776 - Google Map

  • Contract Training
  • Business Training Seminars

Customized contract training for employee development is available in a variety of business-related topics at the Workforce Center. Customized classes focus on employee development and peak team performance. Every aspect of a course may be tailored to meet an organization's specific needs, including class topics and content, location, length and time. The courses may be held on campus or at the work location. Times can be tailored to fit employee work schedules.

Customized training services have been utilized by numerous local banks and businesses, public schools, government contractors, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Training areas have included computer skills, management/supervision, welding, customer service, and others.

Business training seminars cover topics in business, computers, and professional development. These seminars are open to the public.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Education Units (CPUs) may be awarded for organized, noncredit, continuing education experiences. CEUs and CPUs my not be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Chaparral Learning Center

755 Prescott Anthony Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081.   Telephone 575-824-2000 - Google Map

Located near the southeastern corner of Doña Ana County, the Chaparral Center, which opened in Spring 2012, is situated adjacent to Chaparral High School. The 6,200-square-foot center offers freshman- and sophomore-level coursework, including dual-credit courses for high school students.

It also is the site of the Adult Basic Education program in Chaparral. Refer to the Adult Basic Education website for more information.

Hatch Learning Center

219 East Hill Street, Hatch, NM 87937.   Telephone 575-267-5660 - Google Map

Located near the northwestern corner of the county, the 6,764-square-foot Hatch Center houses a computer lab, a light manufacturing lab and a computer classroom, as well as office areas. It is situated adjacent to Hatch Valley High School and offers dual-credit courses to HVHS students.

The facility was awarded LEED certification for meeting all standards in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized, green building certification system.