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Study at Des Moines Area Community College

The Des Moines Area Community College is a community college situated in Iowa. It offers classes in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, and Des Moines (which make up the Urban Campus) and in Newton and West Des Moines (which are the components of the West campus). DMACC also offers a wide variety of online classes.

DMACC has major areas of focus in the fields of nursing, computing and vocational training, with more than 75 career programs. The college enjoys close ties with the three major regent universities in Iowa - Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa.

The sports teams of DMACC are nicknamed the Bears. They compete in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Profile of Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College can be found in Ankeny, IA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Des Moines Area Community College.

Des Moines Area Community College Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 18, 320 students were enrolled in Des Moines Area Community College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"MISSION: Creating opportunities for your success. "

Des Moines Area Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts714liberal arts and sciences, language translation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine251licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Business and Management249business management, marketing, accounting, sales and marketing, accounting technology, sales, small business management, apparel marketing, . . .
Medical Support and Technology146phlebotomy, veterinary assistant, dental hygienist, dental assistant, medical assistant, medical lab tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Mechanics and Repair115automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, communications install and repair, industrial mechanics, industrial electronics tech
office and Administration60general office occupations, office management
Production Trades60welding, tool and die tech, machinist, cabinetmaking
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering47computer support, information technology, computer services management, computer applications programming
Engineering Technician45mechanical drafting, civil engineering tech, architectural drafting, electronics tech
Family and Social Work44child care provider, community organization
Cooking and Culinary Arts37chef training
Photography and Commercial Art26commercial art
Law25legal assistant
Funeral and Mortuary Science25funeral and mortuary
Medical administration25medical secretary, health care administration
Agricultural Science and Management25agricultural supply
Landscaping and Horticulture22horticultural business
Media13desktop publishing and imaging
Construction Trades10electrician, carpentry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8dietitian assistant, sports and fitness management
Hospitality7hospitality management
Engineering5surveying engineering

Contact: Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd

Ankeny, IA 50023-3993

General Phone: (515) 964-6241


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