Associate Degree: Pre-Business

NOTE: The DACC Pre-Business program is also described in the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog.

The associate of pre-business degree is equivalent to the first 60 credit hours of any bachelor’s degree program offered through the College of Business Administration and Economics at NMSU. The DACC associate-degree program includes the general education requirements and lower-division business core.

Students seeking an Accounting degree through the NMSU College of Business Administration and Economics may start with the DACC Pre-Business Degree and transfer to NMSU after completing the Associate Degree.

DACC's Associate in Applied Science degree programs in Pre-Business, Business, Administrative Office Technology, and Health Information Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). All the certificates in those programs are also accredited, with the exception of the Business Fundamentals Certificate. The ACBSP emphasizes quality in teaching and student learning outcomes in business education through efforts that demonstrate adherence to business standards and performance results. The accreditation review process provides institutions with an opportunity to examine business programs and services on a continuous basis in order to foster excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes. Participation in the review process affirms the business unit's responsibility for the quality of business education and demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Name: Laura De La Cruz, Ed.D., Department Chair

Office Location: DAEM 100G

Phone: (575) 528-7335


Name: Erica Enriquez, Teaching Tech

Office Location: DAEM 100J

Phone: (575) 528-7277