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 programming, criminal justice, culinary arts, diesel technology, health occupations, horticulture, machine operations/tool & die, robotics and control systems engineering technology, 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.