Career Academy Programs - DMACC Perry VanKirk Center

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

The Career Academy primarily serves students from ADM, Panorama, Perry, and Woodward Granger. Some of the educational programs include state-of-the-art facilities for academic courses such as composition and psychology, automotive technology, health occupations, ag business, business, criminal justice, office/clinic support assistant certificate, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), teaching academy, and welding.

These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. Registration in these courses is handled by local guidance counselors and principals.

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Programs Available

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG106Composition II3
HIS153U.S. History Since 18774
CSC110​Intro to Computers3
PSY111Introduction to Psychology3
SPC101Fund. of Oral Communication3
SDV130Career Exploration1
LIT101Intro to Literature3
PSY121Developmental Psychology3
SDV115Study Strategies2
ENG105Composition I3
BIO156Human Biology3
PSY241Abnormal Psychology3
HUM116Encounters in Humanities3
ENV115Environmental Science3
MAT110Math for Liberal Arts3
Ag Business
Course # Course Name Credits
AGS113Survey of the Animal Industry3
MGT145Human Relations in Business3
AGA114Principles of Agronomy3
AGB331Agribusiness Management3
Automotive Mechanics Technology
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive service industry.
Course # Course Name Credits
Year 1
AUT111Intro to Auto Tech I6
Year 2
AUT112Intro to Auto Tech II6
Business Administration
Course # Course Name Credits
BUS102Intro to Business3
BUS220Intro International Business3
​MGT145Human Relations in Business3
ACC131Accounting I4
BUS148Small Business Management3
SDV115Study Strategies2
Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares them for entry into the criminal justice field.
Course # Course Name Credits
CRJ100Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ109Theories of Interviewing3
CRJ141Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ107Survey Criminal Justice Agencies3
CRJ195Crime Scene Investigation4
CRJ237Criminal and Constitutional Law3
Health Occupations
This year-long program will provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare and work toward CNA training.
Course # Course Name Credits
HSC105Survey of Health Careers1
HSC109Intro to Health Careers3
HSC120Medical Terminology3
HSC172Nurse Aide 75 Hours3
HSC182Advanced Nurse Aide3
Office/Clinic Support Assistant
Course # Course Name Credits
ADM105Intro to Keyboarding1
ADM101​Office Essentials1
MAP106Medical Office Essentials2
ADM221Career Development Skills2
BCA212Intro to Computer Business Applications3
Project Lead the Way
Course # Course Name Credits
EGT400PLTW-Intro to Engr Design3
EGT410PLTW-Principles of Engineering3
EGT420PLTW-Digital Electronics3
EGT460​PLTW-Civil Engr/Architecture3
NET145Digital and Computer Elect. Lab3
Teacher Academy
The Teacher Academy provides students with an opportunity to exploreeducation-related professions and take part in real-life teaching experiences.
Course # Course Name Credits
EDU213Intro to Education3
SDV130Career Exploration1
EDU218Initial Field Experience2
SDV164Electronic Portfolio Development2
 This program allows students to engage in experiential learning in the area of welding.
Course # Course Name Credits
Year 1
WEL228Intro to Welding Safety and Health of Welders1
WEL244GMAW Short Circuit Transfer2
WEL245GMAW Spray Transfer2
Year 2
WEL251GTAW Carbon Steel2
WEL252GTAW Aluminum1
WEL253GTAW Stainless Steel1
WEL262OFC-I Manuel2
WEL280FCAW Self-Shield2
WEL281FCAW Gas-Shield2