Career Advantage

The DMACC Career Academy at Southridge will provide classes for approximately 200-300 high school students. In addition to current offerings, the following programs are being considered:

  • Automotive Technology and Auto Collision
  • Building Trades
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Occupations
  • Teacher Academy
  • Career Work Experience
  • Visual Communications
  • 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

Other Career Academy Locations

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.

Career Advantage Southridge Registration Form