Department of Health and Human Services

If you have a passion for helping people, the Department of Health and Human Services can provide you with a program of study that will engage and interest you. We provide programs that meet the complex social health needs in our society. Our programs will prepare you for advanced degrees, and work in public and private settings in the expanding fields of speech-language pathology, emergency management, nursing and social work.

Communication Disorders (CDIS) prepares you to work with speech-language pathology or audiology clients experiencing temporary problems or permanent disabilities with speech, language, swallowing or hearing.

In a world with environmental disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires and tornadoes, Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Services Administration provides the fundamental business skills necessary to successfully navigate the administrative side of environmental disasters.

Working as a nurse is not only emotionally fulfilling in caring for patients, but is a field with continued growth. Our nursing programs prepare you for enhanced career opportunities in health care and provide a strong foundation for advanced study and specialization in nursing.

Beyond helping children coming from unsafe home environments, social workers help provide services and placements for people living with disabilities and elder care. We work in private practice, as well as public institutions such as schools and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As our population continues to grow, and the burden on our local governments increases, social workers are able to make sure individuals do not fall through the cracks.

Any of these programs will allow you to work in a growing career field that is serving local communities.


Department of Health and Human Services
ENMU Station 3
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2380
FAX: 575.562.2156

About ENMU, Portales

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