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DACC still accepting fall registrations


Registration for the fall semester is still open at Doña Ana Community College (DACC), and incoming college students in New Mexico and Texas have even more opportunities for enrollment with college tuition assistance, DACC said in a news release.

The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship (NMOS) offers free college tuition to New Mexico residents, the news release said, and DACC also offers a special tuition rate for students living in some parts of Texas through the college’s Texas 135 waiver.

NMOS is a new state scholarship program that provides tuition-free college to students who qualify, DACC said. To be eligible, a student must be a New Mexico resident, be enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and have fewer than 90 attempted college credits.

NMSO is transferable to a public four-year college within the state, DACC said.

DACC offers incoming students a one-on-one video chat with an admissions advisor to assist with the admissions process. Students also have their own financial aid adviser to provide assistance in applying for state scholarships and federal financial aid.

Students who are interested in attending DACC can visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/admissions/.

 For more information, visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/fa/.

Middle school students gain college skills at DACC camp

Students from Lynn Middle School in Las Cruces are now graduates of a Doña Ana Community College (DACC) camp aimed at giving hands-on experience in automation and manufacturing, DACC said in a news release.

Four Lynn participated in DACC’s Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing (QCAM) Camp, held June 27-30 at the DACC Workforce Center in Las Cruces. The camp was provided by the DACC Automation and Manufacturing Program and funded through a grant received by the New Mexico State University College of Engineering.

Students were provided with hands-on opportunities to learn about computer-aided drafting (CAD) solid modeling, 3D printing and related career pathways and programs of study, the news release said.

Students created 3D CAD models and prepared them for 3D printing. As part of the program, students also assembled model rocket kits utilizing 3D printed parts.

Participating students received a certificate of completion along with DACC promotional items, the community college said.

For more information contact DACC Advanced Technologies Division Dean Chipper Moore at cmoore@dacc.nmsu.edu. Visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/mat.

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