TSA Admission, Registration, & Requirements

Questions? Contact Us!

Steve Barger
Program Director
sgbarger2@dmacc.edu
515-964-6525

Donna Kehr
Program Coordinator
dfkehr@dmacc.edu
515-240-5108

Kristin Hixenbaugh
Program Advisor
kmhixenbaugh@dmacc.edu
515-985-9640

How do I register?

Students will only be enrolled once they've been selected by TSA to participate in this certificate program. When you receive notification from the TSA that you have been selected, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the DMACC Admissions/Registration process electronically, using the link provided to you by your TSA Education Coordinator. Do not share that link, and do not register for any course not approved by your TSA Education Coordinator.
  2. New students will receive emails, and traditional letters vis USPS with log on information.  Your username, and temporary password will come in separate emails and letters.  Please keep those emails and letters.  You will need to use those to log onto the myDMACC student portal.  You will be prompted to update/change your temporary password the first time you logon.  From inside the myDMACC student portal you will have access to DMACC Webmail, Office 365, Canvas, and Banner Self Service​. 
  3. A completed, and signed, FERPA form will need to be completed electronically once each year for all students.  When you sign on to the myDMACCstudent portal, or if you are a returning student and you are due to renew your FERPA form, you will get a message. Use the link and follow the instructions in that message to compete the required FERPA form. To acknowledge the message is not enough.  Please read it, use the link, and complete the FERPA form as directed.  This must be completed prior to the start of class.  Please get it done early.

For general questions, please use tsa@dmacc.edu.  This email is monitored at all times and you can expect a response the next business day at the very latest.

How will I receive my books?

For the TSA Associates program, TSA has elected to use eBooks only. Your eBook will be integrated into your course in Canvas.  You will have access to your eBook, in Canvas, once you have access to your course.  Instructions will be provided on how to access your eBook.  If you have any questions please contact, your instructor or the program chair.

Please Note: 

  • Anytime you are asked to enter a username, email address, or password please use your DMACC one, and check and make sure there are no spelling errors.
  • The primary communication source will be DMACC email.  Please log in and check it often, at least two or three times a week.  Information will be available in your DMACC email, and in the Announcement area of Canvas.  Please check Canvas announcements at least two or three times a week.
  • Your instructor is here to help.  Their contact information can be found in the “Your Instructor” area in Canvas​.  Please do not hesitate to contact your instructor with any questions or problems you may be having.      

Have a great semester and experience with DMACC and the TSA Associates Program.  Contact our program chair, or program coordinator, with any questions or feedback you may have.

Criteria for Admission and How to Apply

In order to qualify for this program, you must meet ALL these requirements:

  • Have been a TSA employee for at least six months.
  • No disciplinary actions in your personnel file within the past 12 months.
  • Completion of required TSA online prerequisite classes.
  • Classes will be completed through your TSA OLC.
  • Once you have been selected as a prospective student in the class, your Educational Coordinator will provide you with the specifics regarding these classes.
  • Students who have taken other DMACC courses previously must be in good financial and academic standing with DMACC.
  • A signed and submitted FERPA form will be required for admittance. The FERPA form gives DMACC your permission to communicate with the TSA Education Coordinator about your progress.

How to Apply

Each applicant must provide a one-page (375 words) essay titled “My Educational Goals and Why I Would Like to Participate in the TSA Associates Certificate Program” to your respective Education Coordinator.