Horizontal Directional Drilling Certification (HDD)

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HDD Circuit℠ I​

2022 – Summer Dates

  • May 16-20 – Full
  • June 6 – 10 – Full
  • June 27 – July 1 – Full
  • July 18 – 22
  • August 1 – 5

2022 - Fall Dates - Registration opens June 7

  • ​September 12-16
  • September 26-30
  • October 10-14
  • October 24-28

If you are interested in enrolling in this class, please complete the following form and a DMACC staff person will contact you with registration information.
*This course requires that two participants enroll together, drill operator and DCI locator.

Request Registration Information​​​​

For more HDD program information contact:
Angie Neville, Continuing Education Coordinator
ajneville@dmacc.edu, 515-287-8712

For registration assistance ​​contact:
Lori Hanze
lahanze@dmacc.edu, 515-256-4910

Course Descriptions:

NEW HDD Circuit℠ I
(one-week course) - $4,000/participant

The HDD Circuit I Training Program gets its name from the original HDD Circuit Training Program (renamed HDD Circuit II). This one-week course is designed for the drill contractor looking to onboard and develop new employees into their Horizontal Directional Drilling business. The programs goal is lessening the time it takes to get someone competent on a drill crew while promoting internal career pathing thanks to its segmented training approach. Students can choose between on-rig operation or DCI locating tracks. Because both programs utilize the same content, you can rely on a superior end product this training program is known for.


  • Day one – Classroom training (workbook and training materials supplied)
  • Day two-four – Hands-on
    • Driller – bore planning, mix and test drilling fluids, pilot bore and pullback of product/reamer
    • Locator – bore planning, equipment setup and DCI log-while-drilling (LWD
  • Day five – Test out (clean up tools, additional equipment adjustments and post-test)

Training schedule for HDD Circuit I – one-week course

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time)


F​or more HDD program information contact:
Angie Neville, Continuing Education Coordinator
ajneville@dmacc.edu, 515-287-8712​

DMACC has partnered with Vermeer to provide this multi-faceted training which will include actual drilling equipment operation and classroom time.  The overall goal of the training will be to have crews operate safely and productively on an active job site. 

Note: Students must be 18 years old by the first day of the course to enroll.


This program has been approved to provide tuition assistance for veterans and other eligible persons in order to access GI Bill program benefits in Iowa.

Tuition and fees

The tuition fee covers the cost of classroom instruction, hands-on machine operation on HDD machines and some related HDD worksite equipment (locators, etc.).

  • Cost of HDD Circuit I is $4,000 per trainee for the one (1) week course. 
  • Companies must enroll two students for HDD Circuit I to complete the course together. One drill operator, one walk-over locator. 
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • This fee covers the curriculum instruction, materials and use of equipment. 
  • Lodging is not covered in the tuition price. Accommodation recommendations will be provided upon enrollment.
  • Program provides lunch Monday through Friday.
  • All necessary safety equipment is provided by Vermeer.

Cancellation policies

The cancellation policy of all HDD courses requires notification 2 weeks prior to class start date for a full refund. Any cancellations and transfers must be processed 14 days prior to the scheduled class start date to receive a full refund. If cancellation or transfer is made within the 14 days prior to the class starting, a 10% cancellation fee will apply. To make a change to your registration, please contact DMACC Registration at 515-256-4910.


For more information

Please contact:
Angie Neville

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