University description (as per official university website)
The Des Moines Area Community College, also known as DMACC, is a community college in Iowa, United States. It was officially founded on March 18, 1966, and was designated as Merged Area XI. The campus is spread across an area of 6,560 square miles. DMACC is known for its programs in computing, nursing, and vocational training.
The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. DMACC is home to many clubs and organizations that assist in the overall development of students. Some of the clubs are the American Sign Language Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Environmental Conservation Club, and Medical Assistant.
DMACC’s student body has an impressive number of international students. The college's ISCAC (International) club provides various facilities and services to foreign students. The students also participate in various sports. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Bears.
College History Des Moines Area Community College is a publicly supported two-year institution serving the Des Moines metropolitan area and surrounding counties. The College District includes all or major portions of Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Dallas, Guthrie, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren counties and minor parts of 11 adjacent counties. It encompasses 6,560 square miles or about 11 percent of the land area of the state. Approximately 20 percent of the state's population resides within the district. It operates in the same geographical boundaries as Heartland Area Education Agency 11.
Des Moines Area Community College was officially created March 18, 1966, and was designated as Merged Area XI. A nine member Board of Directors was elected and formally installed that same year.
The College was established after extensive studies had indicated the need for such an institution. Leading figures throughout the College's District combined their talents and resources to assure proper planning for the College.
Programs of study:
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management
COOKING AND CULINARY ARTS
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
FAMILY AND SOCIAL WORK
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Community Organization and Advocacy
FUNERAL AND MORTUARY SCIENCE
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
LANDSCAPING AND HORTICULTURE
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
MECHANICS AND REPAIR
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Health/Health Care Ad