Applying DACC Credit Toward Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Many DACC courses may be accepted at NMSU and other New Mexico public colleges and universities. When planning to apply DACC credits toward a bachelor’s degree program, it is best to consult with advisors at both DACC and the university that has been selected for continued study.

Articulated Programs of Study

A DACC program is said to be “articulated” when, with adequate planning, a majority of the credits earned in the DACC program may be used to satisfy degree requirements for a baccalaureate degree at another institution. Articulation plans have been developed for the following DACC programs:

  • Any associate degree earned at DACC may be applied in its entirety toward the Bachelor of Applied Studies or Bachelor of Individualized Studies degrees offered by the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Associate of Arts Degree to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate of Science Degree to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences
  • Computer- and technology-related associate degree programs to the NMSU Information and Communication Technology bachelor’s degree program in the Engineering Technology Department, College of Engineering
  • Computer- and technology-related associate degree programs to programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management and Supervision and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Career and Technical Teacher Education at Western New Mexico University
  • Criminal Justice to the Department of Criminal Justice in the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education and Education programs to the NMSU College of Education
  • General Engineering to bachelor’s degree programs in the NMSU College of Engineering
  • Hospitality Services Management to the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management in the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • New Mexico Common Core Certificate to any New Mexico public college or university
  • Pre-Architecture to the UNM School of Architecture and Planning and Texas Tech University
  • Pre-Business to the NMSU College of Business
  • Public Health to the Department of Health Science, NMSU College of Health and Social Services

Partially Articulated Programs

A significant number of the credits earned in the following associate degree programs at DACC will apply toward meeting bachelor’s degree requirements of specified departments at NMSU:

  • Any associate degree in allied health to the Department of Health Science in the College of Health and Social Services
  • Aerospace Technology to the Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program in the NMSU College of Engineering
  • Automation and Manufacturing Technology to the Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program in the NMSU College of Engineering
  • Business Management to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • Civil/Survey Technology (Drafting and Graphics Technologies Program) to the Civil Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program in the NMSU College of Engineering
  • Computer- and technology-related associate degree programs to the Information Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program in the Department of Engineering Technology, NMSU College of Engineering
  • Creative Media Technology to the Creative Media degree program at the NMSU Creative Media Institute
  • Electronics Technology to the Department of Engineering Technology in the NMSU College of Engineering
  • Hospitality and Tourism to the School of Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • Nursing to the Department of Nursing, College of Health and Social Services
  • Career Technical Education programs. Those planning to teach at the secondary level may apply between 18 and 32 credits of technical subject matter earned in the following DACC programs toward the technology teaching licensure program offered within the bachelor of science degree program in Agricultural and Extension Education (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences):
    • Automation and Manufacturing Technology;
    • Automotive Technology;
    • Building Construction Technology;
    • Computer and Information Technology;
    • Creative Media Technology;
    • Drafting and Design Technologies;
    • Electrical Programs;
    • Electronics Technology;
    • Environmental and Energy Technologies;
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration;
    • Water Technology;
    • Welding Technology; and
    • the Associate of General Studies program.

NOTE: Students who plan to transfer to another institution should always consult that institution’s catalog for the most current information.