Career Academy Programs - DMACC Ankeny Campus


The DMACC Career Academy on the Ankeny Campus provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students.

The educational academies on the Ankeny Campus are auto collision, automotive technology, business administration, computer programming, criminal justice, culinary arts, diesel technology, health occupations, horticulture, machine operations/tool & die, robotics and control systems engineering technology, and visual communication/graphic design.

DMACC Career Academy programs are college level coursework infused with professional skills. In addition to earning college credit, students in all programs will:

  • Learn, develop, and practice professional communication skills
  • Compose a professional resume
  • Complete job shadowing or internship experiences in business/industry

Classes Offered

These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. All DMACC Career Academy programs are one year long (two semesters). Several academies offer a second year of programming. Students must complete Year 1 before enrolling in Year 2. Registration in these courses is handled by local guidance counselors and principals.

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Programs Available

Accounting
Plan to major in Accounting or open your own business and handle your own bookkeeping? The Accounting Career Academy prepares accounting majors and entrepreneurs for the foundational accounting skills needed in a small business. Students will be trained in basic accounting, payroll, spreadsheet analysis, and budgets. Students will become proficient in computer accounting packages including QuickBooks and Excel and will learn employable skills that improve their chances of securing an accounting internship. Upon successful completion of all courses, students will earn an Accounting for Entrepreneurs Certificate. Fourteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. *Students are highly encouraged to have successfully completed DMACC Intro to Accounting or Accounting in your High School at a C or better
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered: M-F 12:50-2:50pm
ACC131Principles of Accounting I4
ACC161Payroll Accounting3
ACC314Quick Books Computerized Accounting3
ACC353Excel for Entrepreneurs4
Automotive Collision Technology
This program introduces students to the highly technological industry of Auto Collision and Repair. Students will gain experience in the areas of basic shop operations and procedures, welding, painting and shop safety. Fifteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. Completion of this program as a high school student provides the opportunity to complete the college diploma program in two college semesters.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F 7:45-10:10am
CRR150Basic Shop Safety1
CRR325Sheet Metal Fundamentals5
CRR841Principles of Refinishing5
CRR742Estimating Theory2
CRR101Sheet Metal Welding2
Automotive Mechanics Technology
The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive service industry. This technological program allows students to gain experience with shop tools, automotive engines, brakes, suspension and alignment. Twelve DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F 7:45-9:45am or 12:45 to 2:45pm
AUT111Intro to Auto Tech I6
AUT112Intro to Auto Tech II6
Business Administration
Students are provided a foundation of business-related courses that will prepare them for entrance in multiple business-related postsecondary opportunities. Fourteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 12:45–2:45 p.m.
BUS102Intro to Business3
ADM221Career Development Skills2
MKT110Principles of Marketing3
MKT160Principles of Retailing3
MGT145Human Relations in Business3
Computer Programming
Students are provided a foundation of business-related courses that will prepare Students have the opportunity to sign up for one or both semesters of courses that provide an introduction to the latest in computer science and programming. Eighteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 7:45–9:45 a.m.
CIS125Intro to Programming w/Logic3
CIS604Visual Basic3
CIS169C#3
CIS303Intro to Database3
CIS174Advanced C# Programming3
CIS332Database & SQL3
Computer-Aided Design Technology
If you have mechanical aptitude, attention for detail, analytical thinking and are a dependable team member, CAD Tech could be for you. Careers in computer-aided design, including drawing in both two-dimensional and three dimensional realms, designing new products, creating models, and more. Through DMACC’s computer-aided design (CAD) technology program, you’ll learn how to use a variety of software packages, create prototypes, practice reverse engineering, perform geometric dimensioning, and more. Twelve DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered, M-F 12:45-2:45 p.m.
CAD151CAD Graphics I6
CAD152CAD Graphics II6
Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares them for entry into the criminal justice field. Sixteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 7:45-9:45 a.m. OR 12:45–2:45 p.m.
CRJ100Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ141Criminal Investigation I3
CRJ107Survey Criminal Justice Agencies3
CRJ196Crime Scene Investigation2
CRJ109Theories of Interviewing3
CRJ197Crime Scene Investigation II2
Culinary Arts
Through hands-on experience, you will learn the scientific principles used in food preparation, the hospitality industry, plus fundamentals of dining and sanitation. Twelve DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. A second year of programming is available for returning students by arrangement.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 7:45–9:45 a.m. or 12:45–2:45 p.m.
HCM143Food Preparation I3
HCM144Food Preparation Lab I3
HCM152Food Preparation II2
HCM153Food Preparation Lab II2
HCM100Sanitation and Safety2
Cyber Security
As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, the demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect our nation’s networks and information systems will only continue to grow. Cyber Security is a rapidly growing industry with ever-increasing workforce needs. The DMACC Career Academy on the Ankeny Campus provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students looking to enter the field of Cyber Security. Fourteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered: M-F 12:45-2:45pm
NET213Cisco I4
CIS125Programming Logic3
NET225Cisco II4
NET166Network Security3
Diesel Technology
This program prepares students for a career in the area of diesel repair. Instruction is in the repair, maintenance and testing of diesel engines, power trains and components of trucks and construction equipment. Twelve DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 12:45–2:45 p.m.
DSL546Power Trains I6
DSL606Hydraulics & Brakes6
Engineering Technology
Discover what careers are available in the world of engineering technology! If you are interested in designing, developing, and implementing engineering concepts and technology, these courses are for you. In this Academy, you’ll investigate microcomputer hardware and language; operate an engine lathe, explore electricity, circuits, and motors; and be introduced to wind turbines and technology. Thirteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered, M-F 12:45-2:45 p.m
WTT103Introduction to Wind Energy3
MFG250Engine Lathe Theory1
MFG251Engine Lathe Operations Lab2
ELT303Principles of Electricity3
ELT622Microcontrollers3
ELT623Microcontrollers Lab1
Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Ready to make a difference? The Fire and Emergency Services program will provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills needed to provide lifesaving services to your community. In Fire Science students will engage in activities in subjects such as fire behavior, building construction, forcible entry, fire suppression, search and rescue, and hazardous materials operations. In EMT students will function in uncommon and high stress situations by performing comprehensive patient assessments, obtain vital signs, control hemorrhaging, bandage wounds, administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators and provide prehospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system injuries. Fourteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. *Students must be 17 years of age by the first day of class which is August 23, 2018. *In addition to classroom time, students will be required to attend clinical and field rotations during the course of the class which will require an investment of approximately 32 hours outside of the normal classroom hours. Students will also have to complete a criminal background check.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered: M-F 7:45-9:45am
EMS217Emergency Medical Technician6
FIR111Principles of Emergency Services I4
FIR112Principles of Emergency Services II4
Health Occupations
This year-long program will provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare and work toward CNA training. Fourteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
*Courses require extended lab time in the evenings and/or weekends
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 7:45–9:45 a.m. or 12:45–2:45 p.m.
HSC102Emergency Care1
HSC105Survey of Health Careers1
HSC109Intro to Health Careers3
HSC120Medical Terminology3
HSC172*Nurse Aide 75 Hours3
HSC182*Advanced Nurse Aide3
Machine Operation/Tool and Die
Students will learn the basics of welding, automation, machine tool operation (CNC), computer-aided drafting and design (CAD), and other workplace skills. Eleven DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M–F, 12:45–2:45 p.m.
MFG250Engine Lathe Theory1
MFG251Engine Lathe Operations Lab2
MFG260Mill Operations Theory1
MFG261Mill Operations Lab I2
MFG105Machine Shop Measuring3
MFG121Machine Trade Print Reading I2
Visual Communication
 Students will gain a skill set needed to produce at entry level within the graphic design industry. Coursework includes basic page layout, drawing, photo editing, design, type and Web. Software skills will be developed using several graphic-related programs: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver. Fifteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
GRD301Intro to Desktop Publishing3
GRD403Communication Design I3
GRD405Typography I3
GRD463Photoshop3
GRD470Interactive Media I3