Turn Your Passion Into Profession

Take charge of your future… by earning a college degree at DMACC. It’s easier and more affordable than you ever imagined and you’ll be investing in your own success. DMACC will help you match your interests to an education that leads to a new career… and even a better life.​

DMACC caters to adult learners and we’ll guide you every step of the way.​

Top 5 reasons to earn your degree:

  • Return to the workforce in a career you love
  • Stay competitive and sharpen your skills for your next job or promotion
  • Feel that sense of accomplishment!
  • Make more money and enjoy greater satisfaction in your life
  • Be more job-secure fewer college graduates get laid off than those with only some or no college

Ways DMACC Supports Adult Learners:

​DMACC Orientation and registration for the fall semester is happening right now​

DMACC Resources for Adult Learners

Credits for Prior Learning
If you’ve been in the workforce for a number of years or have professional accreditation, you have be eligible to receive Credit for Prior Learning. It will speed up your education and reduce the cost of DMACC’s already low tuition. Learn more by clicking here.

Last Dollar Scholarship
The Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship (LDS) will pay your tuition if you choose to pursue any of the more than 50 high-demand career programs at DMACC. The LDS is designed for students at any income level and you may be eligible even if you’ve already earned a degree. Qualifying is quick and easy. All you have to do is complete a FAFSA and be offered financial aid by the College. For more information click here.

Email us at finaid@dmacc.edu

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree
DMACC and the University of Northern Iowa have partnered to offer DMACC students a Bachelor’s Degree without leaving home. Called UNI@DMACC®, the joint program is perfect for adult learners with families and jobs here in Central Iowa. Scholarships are available. UNI@DMACC® is administered from the DMACC Urban Campus and includes these majors:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Managing Business and Organizations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education

For more information visit with a DMACC advisor or go to https://belong.uni.edu/dmacc

Free Tutoring
DMACC offers free tutoring at any of its Academic Achievement Centers (AAC) located at each Campus. But if you can’t make it in person DMACC also offer DMACC Online Tutoring (DOT)​ services that provides online, face-to-face tutoring. DOT is available to all DMACC students across the state and around the world.

Quick-Start Careers
In just one year or less, DMACC can help you gain the skills that you need to start or restart your career, quickly, and affordably. These Quick Start Careers offer a clear path for many career interests, including Truck Driving, Welding, Water/Wastewater Treatment, Baking and Pastry Arts and IT. There’s never been a better time to skill up!


DMACC Online
DMACC offers more than 600 online classes. You can even earn a degree in Liberal Arts, Business or Criminal Justice, to name a few – all online. DMACC’s online business degree was named the #1 in the nation for entrepreneurs by intelligent.com.

DMACC has traditional online courses – and our recently created DMACC Rx, real-time virtual where you can interact with your professor and classmates in a live setting. It’s as close as you can get to being in a classroom without physically being there. Instead you’re in the comfort and safety of your own home. For more information on DMACC Online click here.

We come highly recommended

“The professors are all hands-on and dedicated to helping students be successful in their learning experiences. I recommend DMACC to anyone who has not been in a learning environment in several years or more, and it has given me the tools I need to get back in the game and achieve my full potential.”
Brian, Liberal Arts

“I began taking classes full-time at DMACC at the age of 25. I have heard great things about DMACC and I was excited to begin the college experience. Ever since day one, I have had amazing and helpful [professors] who have made my experience even better. I’m glad I chose DMACC to get my degree and I’m excited to see what my future holds!”
Stacey, Business Administration

“Going back to school at age 31 with three kids and years of staying home was scary. I chose DMACC because it addressed many of those reasons. The affordable classes allow me to pay out-of-pocket and stay debt-free. The small class sizes made the transition easier. Best of all, professors who are still active in their fields enables them to teach practical, real world examples, not just theory. My journey at DMACC has turned out to be one of the best and most amazing choices of my life.”
Jolynne, Fitness Management

“I chose to attend DMACC to further my education. I’m an older student looking for a better career than many dead-end jobs that I have worked at before. I feel I am worthy of a better career and DMACC seemed like the best choice.”
Eric, Liberal Arts

“DMACC exemplifies an interactive and affordable experience, especially for working adults. I chose to attend DMACC to further my career in radiology.”

Tori, Radiology

Fall Semester starts Wednesday, August 25

Life’s Calling!