DACC to celebrate CTE month in February

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:

Aerospace Technology                                         Allied Health Care Assistant 

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

Welding 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/admissions/