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Health Occupations Program

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One of our students practice using a microscope.
One of our students practice using a microscope.

Teach and Assess the students in a way that students master the concepts and learn to become independent learners.

Health Occupations Program: Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively
  2. Exhibit ethical behavior
  3. Apply numerical information appropriately
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively
  5. Demonstrate appropriate technical skill


Program Overview

The Health Occupations Program offers a variety of science classes that include laboratories at multiple satellite campuses: Las Cruces Campus, Gadsden Center, Sunland Park Center and East Mesa Campus. These courses are offered as both day and evening classes during the Fall and Spring semesters. Selected classes are offered in the Summer as well. Our classes partially fulfill the requirements of the following programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonogrpahy
  • Education
  • Fire Science
  • Health Care Assistant 
  • Health Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Paramedics
  • Public Health
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy

Practice With Us
DACC students practicing
DACC students during lab.

Many classes are offered in an online environment as well. Certain courses hold a departmental final exam to ensure that the same standard is maintained across all sections.

Classes are taught by qualified full time and adjunct instructors, many of whom hold the highest degree in the content field. Most of the faculty are certified in WebCT/Blackboard/Canvas platform and attend professional development activities locally and nationally on a regular basis.

We extend our expertise and share our time with elementary school students to encourage and engage them in hands on activities in a variety of science fields.