New Economy Jobs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Seize a Bright Future in a new economy career field!

​​Many jobs within the new economy no longer need a four-year degree, but they do require some education beyond high school. A future-forward education from DMACC positions you for these jobs plus advancement and financial benefit.

Plus each of these programs are eligible for the Last-Dollar Scholarship program through the state of Iowa!

Consider these careers:


Applied Engineering Technology​

A career in engineering and manufacturing, including the ins and outs of industrial equipment repair, digital electronic equipment usage, maintenance strategies, and more.


CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technology

Make designs and 3D models that help people visualize and manufacture products we use every day. Careers in computer-aided design, including drawing in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional realms, designing new products, creating models, and more.

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Operator​

Gain skills to produce parts from raw materials needed by manufacturers and others, including working with CNC machines and loading and unloading parts.​


Network Technology​​

Modern telecommunication networks carry our voice, video and data traffic across town and across the world! Work and configure these modern, high tech networks. From training in Wi-Fi, Voice and Data switching, Laser Fiber Optics, Voice over IP (VoIP) and many more.



Become equipped to maintain and repair basic motor control devices and sophisticated industrial robots. Then launch a career in fields like manufacturing, food processing, healthcare, agriculture — even law enforcement!

Tool and Diemaking

Tool & Diemaking​

A career in the tooling industry, ranging from interacting with CNC machining equipment and performing precision handwork to repairing damaged machine parts and more. Make the fixtures, dies, molds, tooling, gages and more that are used to create the products we use every day. Become a skilled technician with hands-on training to learn the diemaking process from manual tooling to computer numerically controlled (CNC).

DMACC grads are in-demand. Employers are hiring!

  • 98% of DMACC grads are employed or continuing their education

  • 95% of DMACC grads are employed in Iowa

Look what you get from DMACC!

  • Job-ready programs for q quick-start to your career!

  • Financial aid and scholarships to help cover costs. This includes the Last-Dollar Scholarship which covers tuition gaps left by other federal and state aid for Iowans enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs.

  • Support securing a job in your chosen field with internships, job fairs, and connections to central Iowa’s top employers.

  • Great education at a great price. Lowest tuition and fees in Iowa!

Apply for Fall 2022​ today and advance your future.​​

Want to learn more about other pathways? Try:

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