Career Academy Programs - DMACC Urban Campus

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​​The Urban Campus Career Academy provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students. The Academy allows students to explore possible career fields and earn college credits at no cost to the student.

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.

2022-23 Career Academy Pre-Registration​​

Programs Available​​​


​Completion of this program will earn you an Accounting Certificate from DMACC. Upon completion, 100% of credits will count toward DMACC’s Accounting Diploma, Accounting Specialist degree and DMACC’s Business Administration: Entrepreneurship degree. Three out of four of the classes will count toward DMACC Business Transfer degree. When students finish this program, they will have skills in the areas of Excel, QuickBooks, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting. This skill-set is considered employable for entry level Accounting internships and in some cases entry-level full-time jobs. This career academy has high expectations, but completion of it results in a high level of transferability and an employable skill-set.

The prerequisite for the Accounting Career Academy is completion of a year of high school Accounting with a C or better or DMACC’s ACC 111 course with a C or better.​​​​​

Course # Course Name Credits
Courses offered M-F 1:10- 3:10pm
ACC131Principles of Accounting I (Fall)4
CSC116Information Computing (Fall)3
ACC132Principles of Accounting II4
ACC314QuickBooks Accounting3