Campuses & Facilities
Described in this page:
- Central Campus
- East Mesa Campus
- South County Centers
- Gadsden Center
- Sunland Park Center
- Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center
- Workforce Center
- Chaparral Learning Center
- Hatch Learning Center
3400 S. Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88003 - Telephone 575-527-7500 - Google Map
The central campus of Doña Ana Community College is located on 15 acres adjacent to the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, New Mexico. DACC also operates a campus on the East Mesa of Las Cruces, as well as centers in Anthony, Sunland Park and White Sands Missile Range. To make a community college education even more accessible, classes are also offered at some of the local high schools.
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011 - Telephone 575-528-7250 - Google Map
Opening in August 2003, the East Mesa Campus served more than nine 900 students its first semester and more than 1,200 the second semester. The campus houses a library, a computer lab, and the administrative and faculty offices of the Business and Information Systems Division.
Gadsden Center - 1700 E. O'Hara Road, Anthony, NM 88021 - Telephone 575-882-3939 - Google Map
Sunland Park Center - 3365 McNutt Road, Sunland Park, NM 88063 - Telephone 575-874-7780 - Google Map
DACC operates two centers in the southern portion of Doña Ana County. The Gadsden Center is located immediately to the east of O'Hara Road overpass at Interstate 10 in Anthony. The Sunland Park Center is located on McNutt Road, approximately three and a half miles south of Country Club Road.
Both centers offer freshman and sophomore-level coursework in vocational, technical, developmental, and general education, as well as the Associate of Arts, Associate of Criminal Justice, and Associate of Pre-Business degrees. The centers also provide concurrent enrollment programming for the Gadsden School District and Customized Training and Community Education courses. ESL, GED, and citizenship classes for the border area are available through the ABE program, also housed at the centers. Refer to the section titled, “Adult Basic Education,” in this catalog for a full listing of services.
Attending Gadsden Center or Sunland Park Center is similar to attending the Las Cruces campus of DACC. Tuition is the same, applications are accepted throughout the year, and the COMPASS assessment (for placement in classes) is offered on-site virtually every weekday. While these centers follow the same policies, procedures, and academic calendar as the central campus, class scheduling differs. Classes are offered in the afternoon and the evening to meet the needs of the local community.
The Gadsden and Sunland Park centers offer a variety of general education courses that meet departmental and college requirements in liberal arts and business. Typical general education subjects are communications, economics, English composition, math, psychology, and sociology. All general education courses offered through the south county centers are consistent with Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration regulations.
The south county centers follow the same academic calendar as the DACC central campus. Classes offered at these sites can be found in the DACC class schedule.
Most academic services for students enrolling in classes at the centers are available on site. These services include admissions, registration, advising, tuition payment, schedule changes, withdrawals, and purchase of textbooks.
Degree and non-degree applicants seeking admission may apply at either center, at DACC’s Central Campus, or at the new East Mesa Campus in Las Cruces. Students attending a satellite center may attend classes at either of the Las Cruces campuses of Doña Ana Community College, NMSU’s main campus, or other NMSU branches, without completing additional admissions procedures. Students may attend one or more campuses simultaneously; however, the total credit-hour load may not exceed that stipulated by the normal class-load policy. A onetime application fee of $15 is charged for students who have never before applied to NMSU or one of its branches.
All students currently attending, or planning to attend, one of the south county centers also may use the student services available at either of the Doña Ana Community College campuses in Las Cruces. An adviser is available at the south county centers to advise students as they make career, program, and scheduling choices. DACC students may also take advantage of tutoring services at either or both locations.
890 N. Tornillo St., Las Cruces, NM. - 575-528-4051 - Google Map
Initially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2000, and now funded through a second HUD Hispanic Serving Institutions—Assisting Communities grant, the Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center brings education to those who otherwise might not have access to it.
The center's focus is on providing low-income students with the knowledge necessary to obtain a higher education, while developing work-related skills. Transitional classes and workshops involving work-readiness skills allow students to eventually move on to college and careers. GED and ESL classes are offered on site through DACC's Adult Basic Education Division.
Another goal is to establish relationships between students and the center's partners throughout the community. Numerous community agencies and businesses have partnered with Mesquite Neighborhood Learning Center and the City of Las Cruces to provide health care, legal assistance, computer literacy, child care, and many other services.
Recent developments under the grant include three components:
- Micro-enterprise classes offered by the Small Business Development Center, through which MNLC student learn the many facets of opening their own business
- Work readiness
- Service Learning
- Landscaping classes and classes leading to custodial certification also are offered
2345 E. Nevada St. Las Cruces, NM, 88001. Telephone 575-527-7776 - Google Map
- Contract Training
- Business Training Seminars
Customized contract training for employee development is available in a variety of business-related topics at the Workforce Center. Customized classes focus on employee development and peak team performance. Every aspect of a course may be tailored to meet an organization's specific needs, including class topics and content, location, length and time. The courses may be held on campus or at the work location. Times can be tailored to fit employee work schedules.
Customized training services have been utilized by numerous local banks and businesses, public schools, government contractors, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Training areas have included computer skills, management/supervision, welding, customer service, and others.
Business training seminars cover topics in business, computers, and professional development. These seminars are open to the public.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Education Units (CPUs) may be awarded for organized, noncredit, continuing education experiences. CEUs and CPUs my not be used to fulfill degree requirements.
755 Prescott Anthony Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081. Telephone 575-824-2000 - Google Map
219 East Hill Street, Hatch, NM 87937. Telephone 575-267-5660 - Google Map