West Career Academy


Randy Gabriel
515-965-6011 or 1-800-362-2127, ext. 6011

Rick Dawson
Associate Provost, West Campus


The DMACC Career Academy on the West Campus provides state-of-the-art career and technical training and college credit to high school students.
The educational academies on the West Campus are Agribusiness-Sustainable Agriculture, Cybersecurity, Health Occupations and IT Pathways. In addition, a variety of Arts and Science courses are available to students if space is available.
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

Classes Offered

These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. Registration in these courses is handled by high school counselors and principals. Listed times and courses are subject to change.

Programs Available

The IT Pathways program gives students insight into the many career areas in Data/Telecommunications, Computer Networking, Computer Programming and Logic, and Computer Security.

Course # Course Name Credits
M-F 7:30-9:30 am 
Loading... Computer Hardware Basics (Fall) 4
Loading... Telecommunications I (Fall) 3
Loading... Intro to Programming Logic (Spring) 3
Loading... Applied Computer Security (Spring) 3