Perry Career Academy




During the day, the DMACC Career Academy offers career and technical programs primarily to high school students through a partnership with area districts.

The VanKirk Career Academy serves students from ADM, Dallas-Center-Grimes, Madrid, Ogden, Panorama, Perry, West Central Valley, and Woodward Granger. The educational programs include state-of-the-art facilities for applied engineering, criminal justice, emergency medical technician, human services, nursing, teaching, and welding academies and liberal arts transfer academic courses such as composition and psychology.

These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. Registration in these courses is handled by local guidance counselors and principals. Nearly 250 students from the tri-county area (Dallas, Boone, Guthrie) take advantage of free college credits at the VanKirk Career Academy.

Programs Available

Applied Engineering Technology is an exploratory academy that provides students with basics of electricity, motor control, print reading, hydraulics and pneumatics. This is an ideal program for students interested in entering the workforce in industrial maintenance, as a construction contractor, in an electrical field, or pursuing a degree in engineering. Eleven DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.

Course # Course Name Credits
Loading...ELT123 Programable Controllers 3
Loading...ELT131 Motor Controls 3
Loading...IND114 General Industry Safety 1
Loading...IND209 Basic Electrical 1
Loading...IND243 Basic Hydraulics 3
Loading...MFG276 Hand & Bench Tools 3

The Criminal Justice program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares them for entry into the criminal justice field. Twelve DMACC credits are available upon completion of this DMACC Career Academy course offering.
Course # Course Name Credits
Loading...CRJ100 Intro to Crim Justice 3
Loading...CRJ107 Survey of Criminal Justice Agencies 3
Loading...CRJ141 Criminal Investigation 3
Loading...CRJ201 Juvenile Delinquency 3

*Returning Spring 2024

Ready to make a difference? The Emergency Services Program provides students the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to provide lifesaving services. EMT students will function in uncommon and high-stress situations by performing comprehensive patient assessments, obtaining vital signs, controlling hemorrhaging, bandaging wounds, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (including the use of automated external defibrillators), and providing pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system injuries. Six DMACC credits are available upon completion of this DMACC Career Academy course offering. **Students must be at least 17 years of age by the first day of class. *In addition to classroom time, students will be required to attend clinical and field rotations during the course of the class, which will require time outside the classroom. Students will also have to complete a criminal background check.

Course # Course Name Credits
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This year-long program will provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare and work toward CNA training.
Course # Course Name Credits
Loading...HSC114 Medical Terminology 3
Loading...HSC172 Nurse Aide 75 Hours 3
Loading...HSC182 Advanced Nurse Aide 3

Course # Course Name Credits
Loading...BIO104 Biology 3
Loading...BIO168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
Loading...ENG105 Composition I 3
Loading..ENG106. Composition II 3
Loading...ENV115 Environmental Science 3
Loading...ENV116 Environmental Science 3
Loading...POL111 American National Government 3
Loading...PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3
Loading...PSY121 Developmental Psychology 3
Loading...SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Loading...SOC115 Social Problems 3
Loading...SPC101 Fund. of Oral Communication 3

The Teacher Academy provides students with an opportunity to explore education-related professions and take part in real-life teaching experiences.
Course # Course Name Credits
Classes offered M-F 7:30-9:30 am
Loading...EDU210 Foundations of Education 3
Loading...EDU218 Initial Field Experience 2
Loading...PSY121 Developmental Psychology 3
Loading...PSY281 Educational Psychology 3
Loading...SDV164 Electronic Portfolio Development 2
Loading...WBL100 Exploring Careers 1

This program allows students to engage in experiential learning in the area of welding.
Course # Course Name Credits
Loading...WEL228 Intro to Welding Safety and Health of Welders 1
Loading...WEL233 Print Read/Sym Inter: SENSE 1 3
Loading...WEL244 GMAW Shord Circuit Transfer:  2
Loading...WEL254 Inspection/Test Princ: SENSE1 1
Loading...WEL262 OFC-I Manual & Mech: SENSE1 2
Loading...WEL266 PAC/CAC 2