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Arts & Design

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Courses Available (but not limited to):
  • Adobe Certified Professional (with or without Video Design, Visual Design, or Web Design)
  • Certified Residential Interior Designer
  • Digital Arts Certificate
  • Digital Game Artist Certificate
  • Graphic Design with Photoshop
  • Marketing Design Certificate​

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

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Courses Available (but not limited to):
  • Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographer
  • Digital Scrapbooking
  • Web Design
  • InDesign CC
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Drawing
  • Photoshop CC
  • Photography
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Typography
  • Color Theory​

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.

Automotive/Autobody

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DMACC partners with area automotive experts to offer auto-related classes for professionals and hobbyists. Familiarize yourself with refinishing materials, equipment, vehicle surface preparation and proper refinishing procedures and techniques. Learn techniques for applying single stage paints and base coat clear coat paint systems plus the latest repair methods for spot refinishing, panel refinishing and overall refinishing. Learn Autobody basics such as: removing dents and rust, using plastic, priming, and painting.​​

Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Autobody
  • Autobody Painting Techniques

​Courses Offered: Varied Terms
For more information please call 515-256-4911 or email CE@DMACC.edu.​

Culinary & Wine

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Basics of Food & Wine Pairing
  • The World of Rosés
  • Summer Wines
  • Classic Red Wines
  • Back to Basics: Wine 101​

Education/Test Prep

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Learn the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as advanced tips and techniques.

  • ​Learning online
  • Create audio and video presentations
  • Teaching
  • Assessing performance
  • Online Interaction
  • Developing a web course
  • And more…​

Certificate includes the following courses. Click on the title for course overview.

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These online courses are offered in partnership with UGOTCLASS.

  • Certificate programs consist of 2 or 3 individual courses bundled together (reduced fee when bundled vs. individual courses)
  • Available 24/7 within the month of the course offering. No set day or time.
  • Courses consist of online readings, audio presentations, and written online discussion boards with instructor and participants.
  • After enrolling expect an invitation email the Wednesday before scheduled begin date from teacher@ugotclass.org. Check “Junk” email folder.
  • Certificates will be emailed from UGOTCLASS within 3 weeks after successful course completion.

Enroll by clicking the “Register Now” button above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Activity Director
  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Business Coach
  • Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) Prep 
  • Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Prep 
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
  • 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

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • SAT Prep
  • ACT Prep
  • GRE Prep
  • TEAS Prep
  • LSAT Prep
  • CompTIA Cert Prep
  • Praxis Core Prep
  • LPI Linux Prep
  • GMAT Prep​​​​

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.

Events/Hospitality

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • SAT Prep
  • ACT Prep
  • GRE Prep
  • TEAS Prep
  • LSAT Prep
  • CompTIA Cert Prep
  • Praxis Core Prep
  • LPI Linux Prep
  • GMAT Prep​​​​

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

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Pet Sitting
  • Caterer​​​

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.

Game Design

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Courses Available (but not limited to):
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Digital Game Artist Certificate​

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):
  • ​Get Started in Game Development​

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.

»  Complete Certificate Details

General intro to design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. 
  • Games and play
  • Game verbs and mechanics
  • Finding design and development partners
  • Gamification
  • Video game development history
  • Geographics, demographics and phsychographics
  • And more…​

Certificate includes the following courses.  Click on the title for course overview.

Note: Courses can be taken individually as well for skill building.

Register Now

These online courses are offered in partnership with UGOTCLASS.

  • Certificate programs consist of 2 or 3 individual courses bundled together (reduced fee when bundled vs. individual courses)
  • Available 24/7 within the month of the course offering. No set day or time.
  • Courses consist of online readings, audio presentations, and written online discussion boards with instructor and participants.
  • After enrolling expect an invitation email the Wednesday before scheduled begin date from teacher@ugotclass.org. Check “Junk” email folder.
  • Certificates will be emailed from UGOTCLASS within 3 weeks after successful course completion.

Enroll by clicking the “Register Now” button above. Questions: ceonline@dmacc.edu.

Keyboarding

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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.

Language

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  • Begin learning English right away for FREE.
  • Improve your English to get a job or a better job.
  • Communicate better in English in your everyday life.
  • Improve your English and later enroll in Credit ELL, HiSET, or a certificate program.​​

View noncedit ELL homepage.

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Professional Interpreter
  • Professional Translator​​

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

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • ​Speed Spanish
  • Sign Language / ASL
  • Italian
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Grammar for ESL

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.

Music

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Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

This is an instrumental performing ensemble that studies and performs jazz music. It is designed for the person who has instrumental jazz performance experience, plays at or near an advanced level, and owns their own instrument other than piano, bass guitar, and drums. Course activities include rehearsing under the direction of the conductor, individual practice between rehearsals, and participating in at least one performance.

Offered: Fall, Spring

Photography

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Courses Available (but not limited to):
  • Graphic Design with Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Professional
  • Multimedia Arts Certificate
  • Adobe Certified Professional in Video Design
  • Digital Arts Certificate
  • Web Design Professional​

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

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Courses Available (but not limited to):
  • Digital Photography
  • Photographing People
  • Photographing Nature
  • Lightroom Classic CC
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Photoshop CC​

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.

Senior College

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Our Senior College courses provide lifelong learning opportunities to build skills, explore new ideas, and enrich lives through a variety of topics.​​

Sports & Recreation

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When registering, please note: course must be taken in its entirety and cannot be split into multiple sections.

Courses include (but not limited to):

  • Coaching Authorization Class
  • Coaching Ethics, Techniques and Theory
  • Athletic Development & Human Growth
  • Intro to Anatomy & Physiology for Coaching
  • Intro to Athletic Training​

For more information about Coaching Authorization options at DMACC, please visit our website.

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​This course introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills to be able to complete scuba certification. It consists of two main phases: Knowledge development (independent online study with in-person discussions) that include safety procedures, pressure changes and the human body, and basic skills overview. Confined water dives (indoor heated pool) where students will be taught and practice basic scuba and snorkel skills. After successful completion of this course students will be ready to take the third step towards a lifelong scuba certification by completing 5 open water dives at a location of their own choosing. Students are required to provide their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots. Physical requirements - Students must be able to complete 200 yards of uninterrupted swim any stroke with no time limit and be able to swim 45 yards under water. General health requirements - No invasive medical procedures at least six months prior. Students will be required to pay $100 to the instructor for the textbook and Scuba certification costs.

Courses offered: Spring

Writing

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Courses Available (but not limited to):

  • Creative Writing
  • Magazine Writing
  • Internet Writing Markets
  • Grant Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Writing Essentials
  • Technical Writing
  • Business & Marketing Writing
  • Writing and Editing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Writing for ESL
  • Journaling​

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.

Youth/Kids College

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Kids Camps

DMACC Campuses offer fun, summer "Kids College" Youth Camps. Join us for a fun, educational summer experience!

Virtual Camps

Welcome to Virtual STEAM Camps at Des Moines Area Community College powered by Black Rocket, a national leader in tech-education. Choose any of the great cutting-edge courses following the link below with topics such as coding, game design, eSports, virtual reality, and more. Each week get ready to be led by top teachers in LIVE classes! Students benefit from participating in our wider Creator Corps™ community, but also have small group break-out sessions with coaches. Watch for emails the week before camp with instructions to download software and meeting links. Jump-start your future in creative tech with Des Moines Area Community College and Black Rocket! Sign Up Today!​

View youth camps at other locations for DMACC Kids College.

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Contact Information

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

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 4 pm

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