LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State University’s science laboratory is getting $2 million in federal funding to launch a new pilot program. The Defense Civilian Training Corps program will prepare undergraduate students for jobs within the Department of Defense in a variety of fields like data literacy, engineering, and technology.

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Students will also be able to obtain security clearances to help expedite the process of entering national security careers once they graduate.