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DOÑA ANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DACC offers early childhood development certificate

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Doña Ana Community College’s (DACC) education program has added a new certificate for students.

The DACC early childhood development certificate aligns coursework with the New Mexico child development certificate, DACC said in a news release.

“This certificate meets entry-level course requirements for professionals who would like to work with infants, toddlers or preschoolers in New Mexico,” DACC said.

According to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions website, the news release said, there will be a 7.01 percent projected increase in jobs for childcare workers in New Mexico from 2016-26. This new certificate will allow students who develop critical skills to meet the needs of children being served by the industry and be more marketable than their peers.

DACC’s education program offers numerous degrees and certificates in early childhood and education, DACC said. All degrees are considered two-plus programs, meaning that all courses in each of the associate degrees apply to bachelor’s degree programs in education and early childhood education at New Mexico State University.

“Education and early childhood professionals are highly sought after in New Mexico,” said DACC Education Program Department Chair Mylis Murdock. “Students may start their journey in education or early childhood at DACC while enjoying the small class sizes, faculty members who are invested in student success and many online course offerings within the education and early childhood programs.”

Apply now for DACC’s fall semester

DACC is currently accepting applications for its fall semester, scheduled to begin in August. DACC encourages applicants to apply early to better assist them with obtaining financial aid and/or scholarships. Applying early also allows students more time to attend orientation, meet with their advisers and register for classes. 

For more information about degree programs, tuition costs, financial aid and more, visit dacc.nmsu.edu.  Apply online at dacc.nmsu.edu.