Career Academy Programs - DMACC Perry VanKirk Center

​During the day, the DMACC Career Academy offers career and technical programs primarily to high school students through a partnership with area districts.

The Career Academy primarily serves students from ADM, Panorama, Perry, and Woodward Granger. Some of the educational programs include state-of-the-art facilities for academic courses such as composition and psychology, automotive technology, health occupations, ag business, business, criminal justice, office/clinic support assistant certificate, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), teaching academy, and welding.

These classes provide area high school students with excellent educational opportunities. Registration in these courses is handled by local guidance counselors and principals. Nearly 250 students from the tri-county area (Dallas, Boone, Guthrie) took advantage of free college credits at the VanKirk Career ​Academy.

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Programs Available

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG106Composition II3
HIS153U.S. History Since 18774
PSY111Introduction to Psychology3
SPC101Fund. of Oral Communication3
LIT101Intro to Literature3
PSY121Developmental Psychology3
ENG105Composition I3
PSY241Abnormal Psychology3
ENV115Environmental Science3
MAT110Math for Liberal Arts3
Ag Business
Course # Course Name Credits
AGS113Survey of the Animal Industry3
AGA114Principles of Agronomy3
AGB331Agribusiness Management3
AGC314Leadership in Agriculture3
AGB802Agribusiness Internship3
Automotive Mechanics Technology
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive service industry.
Course # Course Name Credits
Year 1
AUT111Intro to Auto Tech I6
AUT112Intro to Auto Tech II6
Business Administration
Course # Course Name Credits
BUS102Intro to Business3
BUS220Intro International Business3
MGT145Human Relations in Business3
BUS148Small Business Management3
Computer Programming

​Students are provided a foundation of computer science and programming courses that will prepare them to create business solutions by designing, writing, and executing computer programs. Twenty-seven total DMACC credits can be earned in this academy (18 the first year and 9 the second year). Students will earn a Computer Languages diploma upon successful completion of all Academy courses and three additional core courses (not offered as part of the academy).

Course # Course Name Credits
Year 1 Classes Offered: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. or 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
CIS125Intro to Programming w/Logic (1st Semester)3
CIS169C# (1st Semester)3
WDV101Intro to HTML and CSS (2nd Semester)3
CIS171Java (2nd Semester)3
Year 2 Classes Offered: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. or 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
CIS303Intro to Databases (1st Semester)3
CIS174Adv. C# (1st Semester)3
CIS332Database and SQL (2nd Semester)3
CIS175Java II (2nd Semester)3
Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares them for entry into the criminal justice field.
Course # Course Name Credits
CRJ100Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ111Police and Society3
CRJ141Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ107Survey Criminal Justice Agencies3
CRJ196Crime Scene Investigation I2
CRJ197Crime Scene Investigation II2
Health Occupations
This year-long program will provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare and work toward CNA training.
Course # Course Name Credits
HSC105Survey of Health Careers1
HSC109Intro to Health Careers3
HSC114Medical Terminology3
HSC172Nurse Aide 75 Hours3
HSC182Advanced Nurse Aide3
HSC102Emergency Care1
Teacher Academy
The Teacher Academy provides students with an opportunity to exploreeducation-related professions and take part in real-life teaching experiences.
Course # Course Name Credits
EDU213Intro to Education3
SDV130Career Exploration1
EDU218Initial Field Experience2
SDV164Electronic Portfolio Development2
 This program allows students to engage in experiential learning in the area of welding.
Course # Course Name Credits
Year 1
WEL228Intro to Welding Safety and Health of Welders1
WEL233Print Read/Sym Inter: SENSE13
WEL262OFC-I Manual & Mech: SENSE12
WEL254Inspection/Test Princ: SENSE11
WEL244GMAW Short Circuit Transfer2
Year 2
WEL280FCAW Self-Shield2
WEL281FCAW Gas-Shield2