DMACC Adds 30 New or Modified Diplomas, Certificates, AA & AAS Degrees for Fall Term

Posted 5/20/2020

​​Ten DMACC Program Transfer Majors Added to Curriculum​

  • DMACC Curriculum Commission adds 30 new or modified programs, certificates and transfer degrees.

  • All curriculum additions start when Fall 2020 classes begin on August 26.

  • Good opportunity for enemployed Iowans to start a new career path.

  • Curriculum additions will benefit those seeking careers in Baking and Pastry Arts, Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, Water Treatment Technology, Python Software Applications, Theatre and more.

DMACC is adding a Baking diploma to its Culinary Arts curriculum on the College's Newton Campus, and Honda PACT joins Ford ASSET, General Motors ASEP and MOPAR Chrysler as Automotive Technology Partnerships offered at DMACC. Those are just a few of the 30 new diplomas, certificates, Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees DMACC is adding to its curriculum for the fall term.

“These new initiatives will allow students to fulfill their career preparation through DMACC in both an affordable and close to home setting," said Dr. Rebecca DeHart, DMACC Newton Campus Mathematics Professor and Curriculum Commission Chair. “These new programs have something of interest for most everyone, and we are excited to start offering them starting in fall of 2020."

DeHart said the Curriculum Commission had a very busy year with more than 400 proposals considered. 

She said since many people have recently lost jobs to the COVID-19 pandemic, now may be a good time to attend college.

“As many Iowans are currently unemployed, now is the best time to invest in one's academic preparation to soon rejoin the workforce," DeHart said.

DMACC President Rob Denson said it is more important than ever for DMACC to continue serving its communities.

“Even in a pandemic, we must continue to move forward with new programs and classes that best serve the needs of our communities, business and students," Denson said. "DMACC continues to grow and evolve. I want to thank Dr. DeHart and her commission for moving forward with these new offerings this fall."

Fall Semester classes at DMACC begin August 26.

For more information on the DMACC curriculum additions, please contact Dr. Steve Pankey, DMACC Director of Enrollment Services and Registrar, at (515) 964-6210 or

Here is the complete listing of the 30 new or modified diplomas, certificates, AA or AAS degrees DMACC is offering beginning with the fall 2020 semester:

  • ​AAS Honda PACT

  • CERT Honda PACT Maintenance & Light Repair

  • DIPL Baking 

  • AA Physics Transfer Major

  • AA Biology Transfer Major

  • AA Chemistry Transfer Major 

  • AA Math Transfer Major

  • AA Sociology Transfer Major

  • CERT E‐Discovery 

  • AA Criminal Justice Transfer Major


  • DIPL Medical Billing and Coding

  • CERT Patient Access Specialist 

  • CERT Office Support 

  • AA Business: Transfer Major

  • CERT Criminal Justice Emergency Management 

  • CERT Data Science

  • CERT Python Application Developer

  • AAS Construction Management

  • AAS Renewable Energy Technology

  • AAS Video Production 

  • AAS Construction Management

  • CERT Wastewater Treatment Technology 

  • CERT Water Collection System Technology

  • CERT Water Distribution System Technology

  • DIPL Water Treatment & Distribution System Technology

  • CERT Water Treatment Technology

  • AA Education, Elementary: Transfer Major 

  • AA Education, Secondary: Transfer Major

  • AA Theatre: Transfer Major

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