National Public Health Week
DACC Public Health students participated in a contest for the National Public Health Week. The winning slogan was from Christina Melendrez (Sophomore, Public Health)
“Love Yourself Enough to Live a Healthy Lifestyle”
So, in honor of National Public Health Week, take a moment to be healthy and love yourself!
Health Occupations Program
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
- Fire Science
- Health Information Technology
- Law Enforcement
- Nursing Assistant
- Public Health
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Therapy
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.