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About This Pathway
The Business Pathway grounds you in the mechanics of business in fields that include accounting, marketing, and management. When you follow this pathway, you could own a business or manage one, become an accountant, analyze numbers to inform financial decisions, run a restaurant or hotel, or promote products, services, and ideas. Helping an office run smoothly, leading a team to achieve a common goal, and specializing in supply chain management are also directions you can take.
Programs of Study
The Accounting Specialist program is designed to provide skills needed for positions in the accounting field in four semesters.
The Business Administration program offers the student a number of career and educational opportunities.
The Business Support Coordinator Certificate will provide students with the skills necessary to excel in an office position.
This Associate of Arts transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, Clarke University, St. Ambrose University or Upper Iowa University to study Business.
The Hospitality Management program prepares students for a career in the hospitality field.
The insurance certificate course has been designed for students seeking entry-level positions in the burgeoning insurance industry.
The Management program offers several diverse tracks of education for those students looking for a direct pathway from college to a career in Management.
By using your skills and creativity, the Marketing program will allow you to become part of the future in American business.
The Supply Chain Management certificate has been designed for students for entry-level positions in the growing supply chain management industry.
Students planning on transferring to a four-year college/university may complete their
freshman and sophomore requirements at Des Moines Area Community College.
High School Programming
Thousands of high school students take advantage of DMACC's Career Advantage offerings each year giving them a jump starton their academic and career goals, while saving money on college courses.
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Get involved, and join a club. Learn from your peers and make new friends, maybe even find a new passion. There's so much to do besides go to class at DMACC!
- Accounting Club
- Hospitality-Food Services Club
- Management/HR Club
- Phi Beta Lambda
- Retail Marketing Club
- Hospitality Club
AA: Associate in Arts Degree. An AA is a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AA is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AS: Associate in Science Degree. An AS is also a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AS is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AAS: Associate in Applied Science Degree. An AAS is a degree made up of 64-86 credits you can earn at DMACC that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry.
Certificate: A Certificate of Specialization has a maximum of 48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Certificates are not intended to have a general education component.
Diploma: A Diploma has 30-48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Diploma’s are primarily discipline specific, with a small amount of general education required.
Nondegree: Continuing education coursework to support your desire to update or learn new skills, advance in your current job, or renew a professional license.
A field of study without any award type listed after the discipline indicates coursework opportunities available at DMACC.