February is Career Technical Education (CTE) month. CTE prepares students for technical careers through hands-on applied education.
At Doña Ana Community College (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 44,066 postsecondary students and 65,759 high school students.
This education provides students with career relevant information:
- 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.; and
- education to earn additional skills and degrees, especially when related to career advancement.
Options for career technical programs at DACC include:
Architectural Technology Automation & Manufacturing
Automotive Technology Building Construction Technology
Civil/Survey Technology Computer Information Technology
Creative Media Technology Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Culinary Arts Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Electrical Line Worker
Electronics Emergency Medical Services
Fire Science Technology Health Information Technology
Hospitality & Tourism HVAC & Refrigeration
Office Administration Technology Patient Care Technician
Nursing Assistant Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Therapy Water Technology
To register for courses or to learn more about registering including financial aid, grants, scholarships and more, contact DACC Admissions at (575) 527-7500. You can also visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/