Building Trades & Transportation
Building Trades & Transportation
Tinker, Repair, Transport, Build, Construct
About This Pathway
The Building Trades & Transportation pathway takes your desire to use your hands in your work and launch a rewarding career in a number of in-demand fields. You could channel your passions for cars and trucks to become an auto mechanic or collision specialist. You could master the skills to design, build and finish structures like houses and office buildings. Learning to maintain and repair power equipment and becoming an electrician, HVAC specialist, or work in building maintenance are options with this pathway.
Programs of Study
The Architectural Technologies program is designed to develop the proper skills and knowledge required for satisfactory entrance into the field of architectural drafting and detailing.
The Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is a two-year automotive program designed to prepare students for employment as a GM dealership technician.
The Automotive Student Service Educational Training program (ASSET) is a two-year automotive program designed to prepare students to be competent and professional entry-level Ford or Lincoln dealership technicians.
The Auto Collision Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the highly technological auto collision industry and to update those already employed.
The Auto Mechanics Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the high-technology automotive service industry and to update those who are already employed.
Construction Management Technology is a five-semester Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program where students can obtain their degree by completing an additional three terms of coursework in general education and management.
The Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) is a two-year automotive program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the incoming Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership technician.
The Diesel Technology program prepares students for a career in the area of diesel repair, maintenance and testing of diesel engines, power trains and components of trucks and heavy construction equipment.
The Electrical Trades program prepares students for entry-level positions in residential, commercial and industrial wiring.
The Electric Utility program is dedicated to offering students the practical experience, targeted curriculum, and focused training to become a highly skilled apprentice in the electrical utility industry.
The Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Technology program provides the theory, knowledge and skills of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment for systems in residential and light commercial structures.
The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Honda or Acura dealership technician.
This program will prepare students to be technically competent in the areas of electric systems, hydraulics, and powertrains on gasoline and diesel equipment, including residential and powersports, as well as commercial and light construction equipment.
Students planning on transferring to a four-year college/university may complete their freshman and sophomore requirements at Des Moines Area Community College.
High School Programming
Thousands of high school students take advantage of DMACC's Career Advantage offerings each year giving them a jump starton their academic and career goals, while saving money on college courses.
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Get involved, and join a club. Learn from your peers and make new friends, maybe even find a new passion. There's so much to do besides go to class at DMACC!
- Auto Body Club
- DMACC Diesel Club
- Fire & Ice (HVAC) Club
- Kool Club
- Skills USA
Pathway Success Team
Each Pathway has experts ready to support your success at DMACC.
AA: Associate in Arts Degree. An AA is a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AA is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AS: Associate in Science Degree. An AS is also a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AS is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AAS: Associate in Applied Science Degree. An AAS is a degree made up of 64-86 credits you can earn at DMACC that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry.
Certificate: A Certificate of Specialization has a maximum of 48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Certificates are not intended to have a general education component.
Diploma: A Diploma has 30-48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Diploma’s are primarily discipline specific, with a small amount of general education required.
Nondegree: Continuing education coursework to support your desire to update or learn new skills, advance in your current job, or renew a professional license.
A field of study without any award type listed after the discipline indicates coursework opportunities available at DMACC.