Arts and Humanities Department
The mission of the Arts and Humanities Department at Doña Ana Community College is to foster artistic, cognitive, and intellectual growth in students who have chosen to pursue the Associate of Arts Degree as well as those who take courses to fulfill General Education requirements. Students will learn to read, think, and listen critically; make informed choices based on a sense of logic and ethics; appreciate diversity of thought as well as the diversity of cultures; and through inquiry become engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree allows students to complete many of the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree while still at Doña Ana Community College. Students should take electives that apply toward the requirements of their chosen bachelor’s degree.
Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degree allows students to complete many of the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at NMSU or other institutions. It is recommended that students take electives that meet the requirements for their planned baccalaureate degree, or specific requirements within the major. The science electives may be taken at DACC when offered or at NMSU.
New Mexico General Education Common Core Certificate of Completion
The 36-credit New Mexico General Education Common Core Certificate of Completion program prepares a student to transfer to any four-year college or university in the state. It also satisfies many or all of the Core Requirements contained in the associate degree career programs offered at DACC. Students enrolled in the following DACC associate degree programs will become automatically eligible to receive this certificate upon completing the required general education common core courses contained in their curricula
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- Hospitality Services Management
- Public Health
This certificate is also a good choice for students who are undecided as to their major or program choice. It is best to consult an academic advisor before making final class choices. A complete list of approved courses can be found on the New Mexico Higher Education Department website at http://www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/general-ed-core-course-transfer-curriculum.aspx