Engineering & Manufacturing
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Engineering & Manufacturing Pathway
Engineering & Manufacturing
About This Pathway
The Engineering & Manufacturing pathway opens many career options working with your hands and your mind in manufacturing, production, and renewable energy. You could use tools, machinery, and computers in your job to solve problems or invent new products. You could become a welder, machinist, or engineer. Gaining skills for a career in renewable energy or wind turbine technology are also options.
Programs of Study
The DMACC Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares applicants for a wide variety of manufacturing tasks in industry.
The Civil Engineering Technology program prepares the student for a career as a technician in the areas of design, surveying, construction and materials testing.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology prepares students for a career in a variety of design and drafting disciplines.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program prepares the student for a career as a technician for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing electronic systems.
This Associate of Science transfer degree is designed for students transferring to Iowa State University or the University of Iowa to study Engineering.
The program prepares students for a career as a maintenance technician in a general industrial setting.
The Renewable Energy program provides students conceptual and hands-on training in technology and practices used in the growing fields of mechanical operations and maintenance, wind turbine technology, electrical, electronic and renewable energy.
The Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology program prepares students for a career as a technician in industrial manufacturing.
The Tool & Diemaking program prepares students to meet the demands for qualified personnel in either the conventionally controlled or computer numerical-controlled (CNC) tooling industry.
As described by the American Welding Society, welding is a very sophisticated and technical science, requiring not only mental application but also hands-on abilities.
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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- CAD Tech Club
- STEM Club
- Tool & Die Club
- Skills USA
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.