Healthcare & Fitness

Direct Care Worker - CNA​ Testing

To enroll, click on exam below or call Registration at 515-964-6800 ​

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Billing & Coding

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • ICD-10 Medical Coding
  • Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Certified Inpatient Coder
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)​​

These online self-paced courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

  • Available 24/7
  • Dedicated ed2go student advisor
  • Payment plan option available through ed2go, call 951-319-2148 for details

​Browse online courses​

Courses Available (but not limited to):​

  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Explore Medical Assistant careers​​​​​

These online courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

Two Class Types:

  • Instructor-Led 6-week courses
    • Available 24/7. No set class day or time
    • 2 lessons released each week (4 hours per week of work)
    • Written online discussion board with instructor and participants
  • Self-Paced 3-Month Course
    • Available 24/7
    • NO discussion with instructor or participants

If final test score on 1st attempt is 70% or better, student prints certificate.

Enroll by clicking the “Browse online courses” link above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

CPR

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Community Healthcare Worker

​AVAILABLE AS: ONLINE HYBRID COURSE OR REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

This comprehensive course will help you obtain the skills and knowledge needed to serve as a community health worker. Topics include CHW overview introduction, core competencies for providing direct services and enhancing client interactions, how to enhance professional skills, and applying these skills to key health issues.

Special funding is available. See if you qualify.​

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY

The CHW Registered Apprenticeship program is available through the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and is approved by the US Department of Labor. The CHW Registered Apprenticeship program requires a partnership between the employer and participating apprentice, and includes:

  • One year of on-the-job learning

     
  • Completion of the CHW classroom training

     
  • National credential as a Community Health Worker issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

     

ONLINE HYBRID COURSE OPPORTUNITY

The CHW Professional Skills Training is delivered as:

  • Five asynchronous courses (approximately 30 Hours)

     
  • Online on-demand at the learner’s convenience

     
  • Additional recorded training, quizzes, & assignments

     
  • Participation in four blended learning (live virtual) discussion sessions

     

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Dietary Manager

​​6 Month ​Certificate Training

  • Managing Food Sanitation, Safety and Production
  • Food Service Operations, Personnel and Communications
  • Nutrition Fundamentals and Medical Nutrition Therapy

    The Dietary Manager Certification Program is a 6-month course and is completely online! You can complete the course and the Preceptor Field Experience if needed during that time frame. This certification program will have two course starts per year in January and June for you to choose from. ​

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Learn from the experts and build a network that leads to success

A DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate opens new career opportunities in managing foodservice operations. The certification proves your skills in ensuring food quality and safety standards are maintained, hiring and managing staff, and maintaining reports on income and expenditures, food, supplies, inventory levels, and equipment.

Growing Demand for CDMs

Strong growth in all areas of long-term health care have driven demand for Certified Dietary Managers (CDM). The current trend is toward requiring all long-term care organizations have a CDM overseeing their foodservice operations.   

​High Certification Exam Pass Rate

DMACC’s curriculum is designed to prepare students to pass the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam​​​. Our program uses the curriculum developed by ANFP and includes review sessions in preparation for the test.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

The DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association). Students are eligible for ANFP Pre-Professional membership; graduates are eligible to take the nationally recognized CDM Credentialing Exam​ (www.cbdmonline.org). To find out more about what the CDM and CNFPP's credentials entail, please watch our instructor video here.

DMACC Dietary Manager Specialist Certificate Instructor Sandy Verhasselt

For more information, contact:

Barbara Thomsen,
CDM, CFPP, RAC, QCP​
Program Coordinator
blthomsen@dmacc.edu​

Direct Care Worker Testing - CNA

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

AVAILABLE AS: ONLINE HYBRID COURSE

This comprehensive course will help you obtain the skills and knowledge needed to serve as a Mental Health or Behavior Health Tech. Online and face-to-face topics include general overview of mental health and wellness, cultural competence in working in the metal health service setting, discover more about mental health treatments, services, and supports, understanding community inclusion, and more.
 
 
To enroll and for more information contact:
Tammy Steinwandt
515-256-4906

AVAILABLE AS: ONLINE

This comprehensive course will help you obtain the skills and knowledge needed to serve as a Direct Support Professional specializing in working with persons served with disabilities. Topics include general overview of developmental disabilities, working with families and support networks, communication skills with persons served and families, positive behavior supports, functional assessment, and more. Program in partnership with Iowa Total Care.
 
 
To enroll and for more information contact:
Tammy Steinwandt
515-256-4906

EMS Education

Fitness

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Personal Training
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • AFAA Group Fitness
  • Fitness Business Management
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (Spanish)
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach + Weight Loss Specialist (CNC, WLS)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Weight Loss Coach (CPT, CNC, WLS)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • NCSF Strength Coach or Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • And more…​

These online self-paced courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

  • Available 24/7
  • Dedicated ed2go student advisor
  • Payment plan option available through ed2go, call 951-319-2148 for details

Browse online courses​

Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Healthy Living
  • Weight Loss
  • Low-Fat, Quick Meals
  • Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health​​

These online courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

Two Class Types:

  • Instructor-Led 6-week courses
    • Available 24/7. No set class day or time
    • 2 lessons released each week (4 hours per week of work)
    • Written online discussion board with instructor and participants
  • Self-Paced 3-Month Course
    • Available 24/7
    • NO discussion with instructor or participants

If final test score on 1st attempt is 70% or better, student prints certificate.

Enroll by clicking the “Browse online courses” link above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

Healthcare Patient Services

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​This certificate program (formerly called Patient Intake & Billing) will give an introduction to the role of Patient Access/Registration AND Coding and Billing in a healthcare setting. Class will consist of 96 hours lecture​.​ Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to:

  • Medical terminology
  • Basic computer skills
  • Insurance and funding regulations
  • How to recognize and utilize medical coding
  • Healthcare Safety & HIPAA
  • Workplace skills and proper communication

PREREQUISITES​:
  • Must be able to type 40 wpm
  • Complete the North Star Digital Lit assessment (Word and Excel) with a minimum score of 75%
  • Pass criminal background check and abuse registry check
  • Complete the Health Care Immunization and Health packet​

Special funding is available. See if you qualify.​


Course offered: Spring, Fall


Medication

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Medication Aide Required Form​

PREREQUISITES:

In order to take this course, the student must:
  • Be drug-free
  • Currently work in an agency/facility licensed by DIA
  • If employed in a certified nursing facility, student must be employed for at least 6 months in their current sponsoring facility.
    The facility sponsors the student by allowing them to complete the clinical experience and must fill out a facility sponsor form.
  • If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by the DIA, student must still fill out and complete the Facility sponsorship/recommendation form.
    Agencies/facilities licensed by DIA are: Long Term Care (LTC), Assisted Living Programs (ALP), Residential Care Facilities (RCF), Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF-10), Psychiatric Medical Institutions for Children (PMIC), Psychiatric Medical Institutions (PMI).

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Medication Manager is an approved 20-hour course from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. (DIA). This course consists of 17 classroom hours (the curriculum encompasses the 6-hour Prepare to Care-CORE Module and 11 hours of specific Medication Manager curriculum). The remaining 3 hours Clinical/Lab hours will be completed with the RN in your facility.

Please note that 100% attendance is mandatory for this class. If your facility does not have an RN for the Clinical/Lab portion, you may contract with the DMACC RN for an additional fee. Please let us know prior to the class starting so we can make arrangements.

The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer or supervise self-administration of non-parental medications in a Residential Care Facility of 15 or fewer beds, an Assisted Living Program, or other community-based settings such as Supervised Apartment Living or Supported Community Living Arrangements.

Emphasis is placed on safely administering medications or supervising the self-administration from a prescription bottle and observing for obvious reactions to medications.

All students must meet the Iowa Community College Core Performance Standards.

Nurse/Nurse Aide

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IBON #22 Prepares LPNs/RNs to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy in a licensed skilled nursing facility, end-stage renal dialysis, or hospital.

This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy, using a peripheral intravenous catheter, a midline catheter, and a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line), in a licensed hospital, a nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit as identified in 655 IAC Chapter 6. Primary emphasis is placed on the specialized skills needed to provide intravenous therapy related to the expanded scope of the licensed practical nurse for clients aged 12 or older and for clients who weigh 80 pounds or more.

Who Can Take This Course:

Registered nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses meeting the prerequisites listed below PREREQUISITES: To be eligible to enroll in the course: Licensed Practical Nurse:

WHO MAY TAKE THE COURSE: 1. Registered nurses meeting the prerequisites 2. Licensed practical nurses meeting the prerequisites PREREQUISITE(S):

To be eligible to enroll in the course as an LPN:

  • The licensed practical nurse shall hold a current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Have documentation of 1040 hours of practice as a licensed practical nurse; be practicing in a licensed hospital, a nursing facility, or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit whose policies allow the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy.

To be eligible to enroll in the course as an RN:

  • The registered nurse must hold a current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse.

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This course will increase your knowledge and competency through training to become a State qualified CNA Instructor. RNs will be trained not only in the principles of adult learning but will be given the opportunity to increase their teaching competency as they lead and teach students through the state-approved nurse aide curriculum.

 Pre-Requisites:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN), with 2 years of RN experience.
  • One year of which has to be Long term Care (LTC)experience, or the one year LTC is waived if teaching in a program where the Program Coordinator meets the One year of LTC State Guideline.
  • Need to bring a copy of the curriculum you will be using to teach from.  No curriculum copies will be issued.

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The purpose of this 8-Hour course is to provide a content and skill review for individuals who have successfully completed a 75 hour nurse aide course in the past or a nursing student who has successfully completed a nursing fundamentals course. ​​​

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The Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) put new rules into place effective September 1, 2019 for nurses who are reactivating their license after a period of inactivity in any jurisdiction for five years or more. Please note, there may also be other circumstances when the IBON requires a nurse refresher course to be taken. 

The new rules may be found by clicking on this link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/rule/04-24-2019.655.3.10.pdf  

The Nurse Refresher course is designed for nurses returning to the healthcare field and will assist in meeting the requirements for RN License Reactivation in the State of Iowa. (For other States, please consult with your Board of Nursing)

For full license reactivation the participant will need to complete both Nurse Refresher RN Part 1 and the Nurse Refresher RN Part 2 courses successfully.

  • The primary goal of the two-part Nurse Refresher-RN course is to assist inactive registered nurses to review and update their nursing knowledge and skills, and gain confidence returning to practice.
  • A practicing or currently registered nurse who is NOT inactive and desires to update their nursing knowledge and earn Nursing Contact Hours may also take this course and may only choose to take the Part 1 course. Please check with the IBON as to your status and requirements.

The Nurse Refresher RN Part 1 Course and the Part 2 Course have each been approved for 40 Nursing Contact Hours, through DMACC IBON Provider #22.

The Nurse Refresher-RN Part 1 is designed to be a 16-week online learning web based course. Course requirements include:

  • You will need to have regular and reliable internet
  • You will need a computer and access to it, in order to complete this course.
  • The course is taught through the Canvas Web based learning platform.
  • Assignments and learning will be completed through weekly reading, discussion boards, quizzes, and other methods as assigned.
  • A final course percentage grade of 78% or higher will be equivalent to a passing grade.
  • You will receive an E-Book Registration Code once class begins for your textbook access
  • You will also receive two letters from DMACC giving you your DMACC Student ID number and access to your DMACC Email address. You will use your DMACC credentials to log into the MY DMACC Web Based Learning system.
  • Course Cost $899.00

The Nurse Refresher-RN Part 2 is designed to be a face-to-face clinical experience that will be arranged in collaboration with the DMACC teaching faculty and contracted clinical sites.  Some Course Requirements include:

  • You will need to have regular and reliable internet
  • You will need a computer and access to it, in order to complete this course.
  • The course utilizes the Canvas​ Web based learning platform.
  • You must have successfully completed the DMACC Nurse Refresher-Part 1 Course, before you can take this course.
  • You will work with the faculty liaison to set up the clinical partnership and preceptor experience in an acute care setting.
  • You will work with the IBON to acquire a limited authorization to practice, in order to complete the required clinical experience. 
  • You will work scheduled shifts that consist of 8-12 hour shifts (may include days, evenings, nights or weekends) these are scheduled in advance and in coordination with the clinical preceptor at your site.
  • You as the student will develop learning objectives, complete clinical time log and weekly journal.
  • You will also collaborate with the DMACC teaching faculty and preceptors for your formative and summative clinical evaluations and will provide a written summary of the learning that was achieved during the clinical experience.
  • 80 hours of Supervised Clinical is required.
  • Your DMACC Instructor will serve as your resource and guide throughout this process
  • You will have online assignments to submit.
  • Course Cost $699.00

Contact

For an upcoming course or more information, please reach out to

Tammy Steinwandt
Coordinator for Health Care
DMACC Continuing Education 
515-256-4906
or
Email Tammy  

Other Health & Fitness

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​​Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Activity Director
  • Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced CMAA
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
  • Certified Health Unit Coordinator
  • Certified Inpatient Coder
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder
  • Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor
  • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder
  • Dental Office Manager
  • ICD-10 Medical Coding
  • Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)
  • Medical Office Manager (CPPM)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Optical Manager​

These online self-paced courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

  • Available 24/7
  • Dedicated ed2go student advisor
  • Payment plan option available through ed2go, call 951-319-2148 for details

​Browse online courses​

Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Medical Terminology
  • End of Life Care
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Spanish
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Mind-Body Therapies
  • Aging and Health
  • Natural Health and Healing
  • Energy Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Animal Lover
  • Music Therapy and Sound Healing
  • Global Health and Healing
  • Women’s Health
  • Medical Office Basics
  • Health Care Entrepreneurship
  • Handling Medical Emergencies
  • Genealogy Basics
  • Medical Transcription
  • Brain Health
  • Integrative Behavioral Health
  • Medical Math
  • Helping Elderly Parents
  • Stress Management
  • Holistic and Integrative Health
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Violence Prevention and Awareness
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Medical Secretary
  • Grammar and Writing for Health Professional​​​

These online courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

Two Class Types:

  • Instructor-Led 6-week courses
    • Available 24/7. No set class day or time
    • 2 lessons released each week (4 hours per week of work)
    • Written online discussion board with instructor and participants
  • Self-Paced 3-Month Course
    • Available 24/7
    • NO discussion with instructor or participants

If final test score on 1st attempt is 70% or better, student prints certificate.

Enroll by clicking the “Browse online courses” link above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

PPE Training

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Paramedic

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DMACC is now partnering with Unity Point Health’s LifeFlight Air and MercyOne’s Air Med to offer a new and unique training opportunity for Paramedic Professionals who are looking for that next-step in their career.

The DMACC Critical Care Paramedic Certificate includes:

  • 75 hours of hybrid learning (in class and online)
  • 8 hours of lab work in a high-fidelity simulation lab
  • 52 hours of clinical and field time where you will train in a critical care ambulance and in the air with an adult, pediatric, and neonatal transport team

Pharmacy Tech

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These online courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

Two Class Types:

  • Instructor-Led 6-week courses
    • Available 24/7. No set class day or time
    • 2 lessons released each week (4 hours per week of work)
    • Written online discussion board with instructor and participants
  • Self-Paced 3-Month Course
    • Available 24/7
    • NO discussion with instructor or participants

If final test score on 1st attempt is 70% or better, student prints certificate.

Enroll by clicking the “Browse online courses” link above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

​100% online. Start Anytime.​

There’s no shortage of pharmacies in need of skilled pharmacy technicians! This 100% online course will prepare you f​or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Certification exam and help you complete an externship with a leading pharmacy chain. 

Job Outlook for Pharmacy Technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for pharmacy technicians will grow 12% through 2028 – that equates to over 30,000 new jobs!

The BLS notes that on average, pharmacy technicians earn an annual salary of $32,700. Top earners can make up to $47,000 per year.

Pharmacy Technicians FAQs

WHAT DOES A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DO?
Pharmacy technicians order and stock medications, prepare medications for distribution and provide information to patients. Pharmacy technicians may perform many of the same duties as a pharmacist; however, their work must be approved by a pharmacist before medication can be dispensed. 

DO PHARMACY TECHNICIANS NEED A CERTIFICATION?
Requirements for pharmacy technicians vary by state, but most require certification, registration or licensure. Earning your certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) provides a valuable, industry-recognized credential that meets most states’ requirements.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE?
This pharmacy technician course can be completed in one year or less. This does not include the time you spend in an externship program or preparing and sitting for state licensure.

IS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN A GOOD CAREER?
As the population ages and the prevalence of chronic diseases rises, more pharmacy technicians will be needed in pharmacies and may even see themselves taking on greater responsibilities in their role.

Course Objectives

Learn federal and state laws that govern pharmacies, as well as the ethics of pharmacy practice.


Be fully prepared to sit for the National Certification exam titled Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Become eligible to apply for a 100+ hour externship at a national pharmacy chain.

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, the externship requires that you have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years old.

Curriculum

  • ORIENTATION TO PHARMACY
    History, foundations and role of the pharmacy technician in today’s healthcare system
  • PHARMACY LAW AND ETHICS
    Introduction to law, liability and federal regulations of controlled substances
  • PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS
    Basic, community and institutional pharmacy math to calculate dosages and dilutions
  • PHARMACOLOGY
    The science of pharmacology, evolution of drugs and administration of pharmacological agents
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Verbal and non-verbal methods, HIPAA regulations
  • INSURANCE AND INVENTORY PROCEDURES
    Cost analysis, purchasing procedures and record keeping
  • LAB MODULE
    Interactive lab for the retail and hospital settings
  • CLINICAL ROTATIONS
    Virtual externship in the retail and hospital settings
  • FINAL EXAM
    Final comprehensive exam to qualify for externship

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These online self-paced courses are offered through a partnership with ed2go.

  • Available 24/7
  • Dedicated ed2go student advisor
  • Payment plan option available through ed2go, call 951-319-2148 for details

Sterile Processing Supply Tech

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Special funding is available. See if you qualify.​

​​This course will give an introduction to the field of the central service/sterile processing department within the healthcare system. Instruction will include communication skills between hospital departments, ethical and moral issues, and safety rules and regulations. The course will review a base knowledge of basic microbiology, disease transmission, asepsis, decontamination, instrumentation, preparation, and packaging for sterilization in the central services/sterile processing department. View all course details​.

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Contact Information

515-964-6800 or Email
DMACC Continuing Education
1111 East Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 4 pm

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