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Pathways and Career Education (PACE)

Office Information

Tays Event Center
Phone:   575.439.3812 * Email:  PACE

Maria Saenz, Director

Dillon Hughes, Test Coordinator 




Laura Lopez

Paula Harms VanDuyn (IBEST)

Esteban Estrada

Carla Hall




Class Offerings:

  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • Workforce Readiness Skills
  • Career Pathways
  • English Language Learner (ELA)
  • Computer Skills
  • Food Manager Skills

Onboarding: Spring 2024

Schedule - Session I

  • Onboarding: January 9-10
  • Session I classes start: January 11
  • Session I classes end: March 7

Schedule - Session II

  • Onboarding: March 12-13
  • Session II classes start: March 14
  • Session II classes end: May 9




  • Tays Center
  • Mescalero Apache Reservation
  • Otero County Detention Center

Official Tests

HiSET and GED are now offering remote testing from home for those over the age of 18 and who have access to a computer. (Test takers under 18 must complete an underage form).

HiSET:  Account Creation Directions
GED: Account Credit Directions

We are here to help.  Feel free to call or come by if you need assistance creating your HiSET or GED account.
NMSU-A PACE program follows Managed Enrollment process.  Potential and returning students must complete all official paperwork and the ONBOARDING session in order to attend the PACE program.


There is a $15.00 registration fee, per semester required during Onboarding.  Proof of hardship may be provided in order to waive the fee.