About Career Advantage

DMACC and area high schools have formed a partne​rship to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credits. High school students are able to enroll and complete Career Advantage classes either at their home high school, at DMACC or online.

Why Choose Career Advantage

  • Students earn college credits and experience while still in high school.
  • There is no cost to enroll in these courses.
  • Students save time and money with the chance to get an early start on college or their career.
  • Students gain experiences that lead directly to degrees, diplomas, certifications and/or apprenticeships.
  • Students gain hands-on training in an area of personal interest.
  • Career/technical programs give students excellent opportunities to explore career options before leaving high school.
  • Vocational/technical programs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Students enter the workforce with marketable skills.


Students need to speak with their high school guidance counselor or Career Advantage Advisor for their school about enrolling in Career Advantage classes. 

College Credits

Students may use their college credit toward a two-year degree at DMACC. We have agreements with many four-year institutions, and DMACC students have transferred credits to over 925 colleges and universities around the country.  Students can work with their chosen college to determine how credits transfer.


Tuition for Career Advantage courses are covered through an agreement with the local school district and DMACC.


Final grade reports are issued from the Office of Academic Records in mid-February for Fall courses and late-June for Spring courses. Final grades are part of your permanent college record. Students can check their grades by logging into myDMACC. Questions regarding missing and incorrect grades should be directed to your Career Advantage Advisor.

DMACC Offices

  • Admissions 515-965-7337 or 800-362-2127 (ext. 7337)
  • Testing Center 515-964-6595 or 800-362-2127 (ext. 6595)
  • Career Advantage 515-964-6852 or 800-362-2127 (ext. 6852)
  • Information Center 515-964-6200 or 800-362-2127 (ext. 6200)

For more information or questions, please contact us.