How to Enroll

Des Moines Area Community College provides the flexibility to complete the pre-requisites for the Doctor of Pharmacy program while earning a two year Liberal Arts Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.

1. Apply to DMACC.

2. Declare an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science major. Since requirements vary at senior institutions, students should become familiar with the specific course requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. See below requirement links.

Why Enroll at DMACC?

DMACC's class sizes are often smaller than those at colleges and universities that offer pre-pharmacy programs, providing a high level of support while building the foundation for your academic and professional careers.

The health care field includes a wide range of opportunities for people who are interested in becoming a pharmacist including opportunities in academia, retail, health-systems and pharmaceutical industry. Two links are provided below for the colleges of pharmacy in Iowa and their pre-pharmacy requirements. The necessary coursework may change so double check with the pharmacy school's admissions office to determine the most up to date entrance requirements.


For more information, contact:

Tony Guerra, Pharm.D.

Chair/Instructor Pharmacy Technician Program
Assistant XC Coach
Des Moines Area Community College
2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 24, Room 304
Ankeny IA 50023