Experience Your Future...
With DMACC Perry's Computer Language Academy!
You can pursue a career in the tech industry with a Computer Languages Diploma at DMACC Perry.
- Earn a 36-credit diploma in a high-demand, high-paying software development field.
- High school students can contact their counselors to register for classes.
The goal of the Computer Language Academy is to empower, energize, and encourage young people to build high-tech skills that allow them to pursue high-paying careers while staying in their communities.
This program is a private-public partnership that aims to bring high-tech, in-demand jobs to rural Iowa in collaboration with high-tech companies such as:
- Pillar Technology, Part of Accenture Industry
- The State of Iowa
- Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17th) from Silicon Valley
Financial Aid Available
Students who enroll in this program are encouraged to apply for the
which covers any tuition gaps not covered by other federal and state grants for eligible Iowa residents enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs at DMACC.
Rural Forge Scholarship
was established in 2019 in support of the collaboration between Accenture and Corteva Agriscience to educate and train students in rural Iowa in high-demand, high-value software technology skills.
For more information
on the Computer Languages Diploma and the Computer Languages Academy, contact:
DMACC Perry VanKirk Academy Director
Computer Language Professor
Edwin has a bachelors in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Human Computer Interaction at ISU.
He has industry experience in developing virtual reality applications, video game development, programming in various
computer languages, and coaching software development teams.
We are excited to have him join the DMACC Perry Center!