The DMACC Career Academy on the Ankeny Campus provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students.
The educational academies on the Ankeny Campus are auto collision, automotive technology, business administration, computer-aided design, computer programming, criminal justice, culinary arts, cybersecurity, diesel technology, emergency medical technician, fashion, health occupations, machine operations/tool & die, and visual communication/graphic design.
DMACC Career Academy programs are college level coursework infused with professional skills. In addition to earning college credit, students in all programs will:
- Learn, develop, and practice professional communication skills
- Compose a professional resume
- Complete job shadowing or internship experiences in business/industry
These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. All DMACC Career Academy programs are one year long (two semesters). Several academies offer a second year of programming. Students must complete Year 1 before enrolling in Year 2. Registration in these courses is handled by local guidance counselors and principals.