The DMACC Career Academy located at the Ames Hunziker Center offers career and technical programs primarily to high school students through a partnership with Story County's seven school districts.
The Career Academy serves Story County students from Ames, Ballard, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-Nesco, Gilbert, Nevada and Roland-Story as well as numerous students from other districts. Some of the educational programs include state-of-the-art facilities for auto collision, automotive technology, building trades, criminal forensics, culinary arts, health, teaching academy, visual communication/graphic design, career work experience, and welding.
These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. All DMACC Career Academy consortium 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.