Education, Communication, & the Humanities

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Education, Communication, & the Humanities

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About This Pathway

The Education, Communication, & the Humanities pathway equips you to serve people. You could become an early childhood educator or teach in an elementary or secondary school. You could specialize in a world language or ground yourself in the humanities like anthropology, geography, global studies, philosophy, or religion. ​This pathway offers many transfer options, easing the time and cost of completing a BA at a four-year college or university.


Programs of Study

Communication: Transfer Major

This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa or St. Ambrose University to study Communication. 

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education-Associate program is designed to extend and expand on those skills developed in the Early Childhood Education diploma program and to broaden the student’s background in general education. 

Education, Elementary: Transfer Major

This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, or Clarke University to study Education. 

Education, Secondary: Transfer Major

This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, or Clarke University to study Education. 

English: Transfer Major

This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, Clarke University or St. Ambrose University to study English. 

History: Transfer Major

This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, Clarke University or St. Ambrose University to study History. 

Other Humanities

The other Humanities disciplines will prepare students for creative opportunities in professional settings, such as anthropology, geography, global studies, philosophy and religion.

Paraeducator

The Paraeducator Certificate Program is designed to offer the coursework, and classroom experiences to prepare an individual for employment as a Paraeducator, Teacher Associate, in a school setting. 

World Languages Discipline

The World Languages discipline will prepare students for creative opportunities in professional settings, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Libe​ral Arts

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

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!

  • Best Buddies
  • Communicate!
  • Creative Writing
  • DMACC Student Education Association
  • Model UN
  • Philosophy Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Table Top Collective ​

 


Pathway Success Team​

Each Pathway has experts ready to support your success at DMACC.

Award Information

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.