The DACC receives nearly $ 5 million in funding for students

DACC News Release

Donna Anna Community College (DACC) is pleased to know that it is receiving close to $ 5 million in grants. Éxito Project to help Hispanic and low-income students.

The grant, distributed over $ 4.9 million over a five-year period, will help DCC Spanish and low-income students achieve academic success, graduation, transfer and career success. The funding comes from STEM support from the US Department of Education’s Spanish Service Institute (HIS).

The funds will be used to assist students with online STEM orientation, efficient and intervention academic counseling, STEM courses, peer counseling, job placement, curriculum, expansion of online STEM courses and developing agreements with local learning partners.

Of Éxito The purpose of the project includes funding to upgrade existing computer labs and classrooms and to purchase additional technology resources and support for STEM students.

“This funding from the Department of Education will help DACC enroll, retain, and assist additional Hispanic and low-income students in STEM-related careers in Southern New Mexico,” said DECC Dean Joe Butler. Science, engineering and math.

The $ 4.9 million grant will be used primarily to assist students in the Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) and Advanced Technology (AT) departments. Programs offered at SEM and AT include Aerospace Technologies, Architecture and Construction Technologies, Astronomy, Biology, Computer and Information Technology, Development Mathematics, Drafting and Design Technologies, Chemistry, Electronic Technology, Environmental and Energy Technologies, General Engineering, Geography, Geology, Nutrition , Manufacturing and Automation Technologies, Mathematics, Physics and Water Technologies.

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