Warren County Career Academy

 

The Warren County Career Academy at Southridge provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students from five Warren County school districts - Carlisle, Indianola, Martensdale St. Mary's, Norwalk and Southeast Warren, and some Marion County schools as well.  The Academy allows students to explore possible career fields and earn college credits at no cost to the student.

Programs Available Include:

  • Ag Business - NEW 2016
  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Collision
  • Business & Marketing - NEW 2016
  • Computer Programming
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Occupations
  • Teacher Academy
  • Welding

What are Career Academies?

Career Academies have become used widely to engage high school students and prepare them for successful transitions to post~secondary education and employment. They are organized as small learning communities which combine academic and technical curricula around a career theme, and establish partnerships with local employers to provide work~based learning opportunities.

DMACC's Career Academies

DMACC and area high schools have formed a partnership to offer high school students opportunities to earn college credit. Juniors and seniors are able to enroll in and complete DMACC courses at DMACC campuses.

  • Career Academy courses supplement high school courses
  • DMACC course competencies, course materials and textbooks are used in the classroom
  • Courses are the same quality as the courses taught on college campus
  • Instructors are certified through DMACC
  • DMACC Academies serve over 1,000 students annually

Career Academy Advantages

  • Students earn free college credit and experience while still in high school.
  • Students gain experiences that lead directly to degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or apprenticeships.
  • Students gain hands-on training in an area of personal interest.
  • Career/technical programs give students excellent opportunities to explore career options before leaving high school.
  • Career/technical programs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Students enter the workforce with marketable skills.
  • There is no cost to the high school student to enroll in dual-credit courses.
  • Students save time and money with the chance to get an early start on college.

Registration Form

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Programs Available

Ag Business
The agribusiness program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding food, fiber and natural resources industry. These courses are the foundation for students who are interested in agronomy, animal science, farm management, or agricultural supply and service. A total of 12 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m.
AGA114Principles of Agronomy3
AGB331Agribusiness Management3
AGS113Survey of the Animal Industry3
MGT145Human Relations in Business3
Automotive Collision Technology
This program introduces students to the highly technological industry of Auto Collision and Repair. Students will gain experience in the areas of basic shop operations, and procedures, welding, painting and shop safety. A total of 15 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or M-F 1:10-3:10 p.m.
CRR150Basic Shop Safety1
CRR325Sheet Metal Fundamentals5
CRR101Sheet Metal Welding2
CRR841Principles of Refinishing5
CRR742Estimating Theory2
Automotive Mechanics Technology
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive service industry. This technological program allows students to gain experience with shop tools, automotive engines, brakes, suspension and alignment. A total of 12 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or 1:10-3:10 p.m.
AUT111Intro to Auto Tech I6
AUT112Intro to Auto Tech II6
Business and Marketing
This program is designed to provide a foundation of business related courses that will prepare students for entrance in multiple business related post-secondary opportunities. A total of 17 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 1:10-3:10 p.m.
BUS102Intro to Business3
MKT140Selling3
SDV115Study Strategies2
MGT145Human Relations in Business3
BUS148Small Business Management3
FIN121Personal Finance3
Computer Programming
This program is intended for the student who is interested in a programming career in a client/server environment or in the areas of electronic commerce or database applications. Students have the opportunity to sign up for one or both semesters of courses that provide an introduction to the latest in computer science and programming.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 1:10-3:10 p.m.
CIS125Intro to Programming w/Logic3
CIS140Intro to Game Design3
CIS171Java3
CIS161C++3
CIS604Visual Basics3
MDT110Android I3
Criminal Justice
This program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares students for entry into the criminal justice field. A total of 16 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or 1:10-3:10 p.m.
CRJ100Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ141Criminal Investigation I3
CRJ107Survey Criminal Justice Agencies3
CRJ195Crime Scene Investigation4
CRJ248Scientific Investigation3
Health Occupations
This program will provide students the opportunity to explore careers in health care and work toward CNA training. A total of 14 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. Courses require extended clinical sessions in evenings and/or weekends.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or 1:10-3:10 p.m.
HSC102Emergency Care1
HSC105Survey of Health Careers1
HSC109Intro to Health Careers3
HSC120Medical Terminology3
HSC172Nurse Aide 75 Hours3
HSC182Advanced Nurse Aide3
Teacher Academy
This program provides students with an opportunity to explore education-related professions and take part in real-life teaching experiences. Students will spend a total of 120 hours shadowing elementary and secondary teachers during portions of their assigned class time. Courses fulfill Level I Field Experience requirements at many four-year colleges. Students may earn up to 8 credits in this Academy.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 1:10-3:10 p.m.
EDU213Intro to Education3
SDV130Career Exploration1
EDU218Initial Field Experience2
SDV164Electronic Portfolio Development2
Welding
This program allows students to engage in experiential learning in the area of welding. Students will learn a variety of skills and processes in several methods of joining metals. A total of 20 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or 1:10-3:10 p.m.
WEL228Intro to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders1
WEL244Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer2
WEL245Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer2
WEL274Shielded Metal Arc Welding I3
WEL281Flux Cored Arc Welding-Gas Shielded2
Courses offered M-F, 7:40-9:40 a.m. or 1:10-3:10 p.m.
WEL251GTAW Carbon Steel: SENSE12
WEL252GTAW Aluminum: SENSE11
WEL280FCAW Gas-Shielded: SENSE12
WEL275SMAW II: SENSE13
WEL262OFC-I Manual and Mech: SENSE12