Uniquely Perry

See What's Unique About Perry Center

Paraeducator Certificate

Start a professional career in education.

Get paid while you learn!

Paraeducator Details

Computer AcademyComputer Language Academy

Earn a Computer Languages Diploma

Academy Details

EMSEMS Certificate

Students completing the course are eligible to test for the EMT certificate and earn 6 DMACC credits.

Certificate Details

For more information on EMS, contact

Connie Oliver-Saenz, Academic Advisor

Three Opportunities for High School Students

Attention high school students!

You may be eligible for post-secondary education at little or no cost through DMACC Perry VanKirk Center.

What does this look like?

High school students can save thousands of dollars in tuition at the DMACC Perry Center. Dual enrollment – taking college classes while in high school -- provides a head start on earning college credit, exploring different career paths, and gaining hands-on skills for the work force all for FREE. Classes include biology, composition, environmental science, political science, psychology, sociology, and more.

The Van Kirk Career Academy offers programs in applied engineering, criminal justice, emergency medical technician, human services, nursing, teaching, welding, and liberal arts transfer. They help high school students explore various career fields before graduating so they can make informed decisions about their career path.

Perry Career Academy

Pursue a career in the tech industry with a Computer Languages Diploma at DMACC Perry. Earn a 36-credit diploma in a high-demand, high-paying software development field. High school students can contact their counselors to register for classes.

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Tom Lipovac

DMACC consistently receives high marks for its affordability, flexibility, and forward-thinking programs designed to help Iowa's young people succeed after they leave high school.

Don't let these 3 great opportunities pass you by!


Eddie Diaz

College Program Staff

Eddie Diaz
Executive Director

Connie Saenz
Academic Advisor

Tom Lipovac
Career Advantage Advisor