Career Assessments & Career Coaching
The DMACC Career Center provides services to help you explore career options and academic programs. We will help you access free career assessments that can help identify occupations that uniquely fit your interests, abilities, and values and provide individual Career Coaching services to support you as you research areas of interest online and “in the real world” through informational interviews and job shadowing. Looking to jumpstart your career exploration journey? Our services include:
Career Assessments: Complete ACT's three free career assessments online, then schedule a follow-up appointment with a member of our staff for help reviewing and researching your results.
ACT Career Assessment Instructions
Individual Career Coaching: Not sure if career assessments are right for you or where to start? No problem! Schedule a Career Coaching appointment with a member of our staff for assistance.
To schedule a Career Coaching appointment, please call 515-964-6200 (then dial 0). Our operators are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help you make an appointment. To schedule online visit Sara Clayton’s and Kara Donovan’s online calendars below:
Want to reach out to us directly with a question or concern? Contact us at 515-964-6463 or
SDV 130: Career Exploration
Exploring students might consider enrolling in SDV 130: Career Exploration, an elective 1-credit course which helps students learn how to access labor market information, set career-related goals and make well-informed decisions, and explore their interests, abilities, and values through career assessments. If you have questions about how this course might relate to your program’s requirements, consult with your
Career Exploration Resources
Career Coach – Learn about DMACC programs and related occupations on this website custom-built for our college.
CareerOneStop – Explore career profiles and access training and job search resources on this website from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Access detailed occupational profiles on this Bureau of Labor Statistics website, including information about salaries, projected job openings, required training, etc.
Career Videos - Learn about hundreds of occupations through these brief videos created by the Department of Labor.