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The essence of Dona Ana Community College is people.

Dona Ana Community College is now college within the New Mexico State University System. Many of the courses taken here can also be used to fulfill degree requirements at the University.

Committed to providing quality educational opportunities, the Community College emphasizes student success, and the need for continued learning opportunities for all age groups. Doña Ana Community College (DACC) has been educating our community’s for more than 3- decades. With a enrollment in excess of 7,000 students, DACC reaches out to all of our county residents. The community college offers Vocational-technical education opportunities in more than 40 career programs. They provide occupational training for high school students under agreement with independent school districts, as well as workforce contract with local business, industry, and government in support of economic development.

There is an extensive continuing education program in response to the needs of the community. They offer short courses, workshops and seminars of an enrichment or occupational nature.

A recent addition to DACC offerings are two 12-week Film Training Courses through the Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital arts. The courses were created in response to New Mexico’s growing film and electronic media industries and the Governor’s film initiatives. Courses in screen writing and acting for the camera are also being taught by Tony Award-Winning playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Mark Medoff.

DACC is located on 11 acres adjacent to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Community college education is also offered at White Sands Education Cent at the White Sands Missile Range; the Gadsden Education Center in Anthony, NM; the Sunland Park Education Center in Sunland Parfk, NM; and the East Mesa Education center in Las Cruces, NM.

The College Website: is an excellent source for information about virtually every aspect of the College’s services, students, faculty, and facilities.

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