Community Education

  • Lifelong Learning (personal growth and skills development)
  • Kids Kollege
  • Academy for Learning in Retirement

Workforce Center
2345 E. Nevada Ave
Telephone: (575) 527-7527

Community Education is the gateway to lifelong learning, offering a wide variety of online courses for all ages. Those searching for education beyond what is available in more formal degree or certificate programs may find an avenue to continue their learning. The nontraditional structure of Community Education makes it possible to respond immediately to trends by offering courses that are of current interest.

Community Education provides opportunities to:

  • explore one’s interests
  • discover new hobbies
  • learn and develop skills
  • tone body and mind
  • increase effectiveness on the job.

Open Access

Community Education is open to everyone, regardless of educational background. Online Courses offered are based on student interests and needs. Some courses are scheduled every semester, while others come and go depending on demand.

There are neither grades nor degrees.

Many Choices

Community Education online courses cover a wide range of subjects, broadly categorized as follows:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Computer Skills
  • Health & Fitness
  • Hobbies & Leisure
  • Home & Garden
  • Languages
  • Music & Dance
  • Personal Growth
  • Safety

Programs for Children

Courses for children may be found among Kids Kollege in the Community Education offerings. Kids Kollege is held during the summer months from June through mid-August. Classes and activities are planned to reflect the regular programs offered by the various departments at the community college.

Community Involvement Welcome

Community Education welcomes suggestions and input. Potential students are encouraged to call or visit with inquiries, course ideas, and requests.

Academy for Learning in Retirement

The Academy for Learning in Retirement is a program of educational opportunities of a scholarly nature for learners age 50 or older. It is sanctioned by NMSU and operated by its own board under the auspices of Community Education at DACC.

All courses and programs are open to the public. Courses are offered each month during the spring and fall semesters and generally consist of four one-and-a-half-hour lectures. The fee for each presentation is $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. The annual fee for membership (Sept. 1–Aug. 31) is $5. Members receive program listings, newsletters, and the right to participate in the annual membership meeting.