The Jasper County Career Academy opened in 2009 and provides high school students
the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit for courses taken through
the program. The program was created in partnership with participating school districts
in Jasper County, including; Baxter, Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully, Newton, and Prairie
City Monroe. School districts outside of Jasper County are also welcome to participate
in the Career Academy programs.
Programs available through the Career Academy:
Building Trades/Finish Carpentry
Certified Nurse Aide Training
This program introduces students to the highly technological industry of Auto Collision
This is a semester-long certification program for students interested in becoming
a CNA. Six DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy
course offerings. *Courses require extended clinical sessions in evenings and/or weekends.
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. Students may choose to take
this program as a one-semester course. Students registering for the program for the
entire year will be given preference for registration.
This program is designed for those students who are interested in gaining a better
understanding of the Human Services field and the helping professions. The program
emphasizes skills needed in working with clients such as interviewing, making appropriate
referrals and assisting with counseling. Due to the nature of this class, mature topics
will be discussed. Any concerns should be discussed with the instructor. Eight DMACC
credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
This program is only available Spring Semester.