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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S

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A career in manufacturing, including the basics of welding, fabrication, computer numerical control (CNC) machine operation, computer-aided drafting and design and machining.

Make your future unique with hands-on training in a variety of skilled areas. With a degree in advanced manufacturing technology, you could play an important part in a variety of careers within the manufacturing cycle, from design to production and delivery. Build on previous experience or begin your hands-on education at DMACC. In this program, you’ll learn the basics of welding, fabrication, computer numerical control (CNC) machine operation, computer-aided drafting and design, machining and workplace skills. All it takes is two years to earn your Associate in Applied Science degree.

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CNC Operator/Programmer Certificate

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CNC Operators are entry-level jobs that require someone to interact with CNC machining equipment, loading and unloading parts with minor modifications to the machine settings or programming. The CNC Operator certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level CNC machine operator, or entry level programming position.

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CNC Setup/Operator Certificate

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CNC Operators are entry-level jobs that require someone to interact with CNC machining equipment, loading and unloading parts with minor modifications to the machine settings. The CNC Operator certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level CNC machine operator position.

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Machinist Technology Diploma

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A career in the tooling industry, ranging from interacting with CNC machining equipment and performing precision handwork to repairing damaged machine parts and more.

Make the fixtures, dies, molds, tooling, gages and more that are used to create the products we use every day. Become a skilled technician with hands-on training to learn the diemaking process from manual tooling to computer numerically controlled (CNC). The DMACC Tool and Diemaking program prepares graduates to be skilled professionals in this high-demand career.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Applied Engineering Technology (Electro-Mechanical) , A.A.S

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A career in engineering and manufacturing, including the ins and outs of industrial equipment repair, digital electronic equipment usage, maintenance strategies, and more.

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Electro-Mechanical Technology Certificate

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The Electro-Mechanical Technology certificate is a series of occupational related courses that provide a person with an understanding of basic areas in industrial maintenance. This certificate can build into a diploma or AAS in Applied Engineering Technology.

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Robotics and Control Systems Engineering, A.A.S

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The Robotics & Control Systems Engineering Technology program prepares students for a career as a technician in industrial manufacturing. At the end of the program, students should be able to diagnose and repair industrial equipment ranging from the basic motor control devices used in hard automation to the sophisticated industrial robots and computer-integrated manufacturing cells that utilize microprocessors for programming and servo control.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Applied Engineering Technology (Electro-Mechanical) , A.A.S

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A career in engineering and manufacturing, including the ins and outs of industrial equipment repair, digital electronic equipment usage, maintenance strategies, and more.

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Applied Engineering Technology Diploma

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The Applied Engineering Technology Diploma program prepares students for an entry level position as a maintenance technician in industrial manufacturing. Students will be introduced to trouble shooting and repairing industrial equipment ranging from basic mechanical equipment and electrical motor controls to the more complex systems used in manufacturing environments.

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Electronics Engineering Technician, A.A.S

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A career in electronics engineering, including various equipment installations, diagnosis, repair, maintenance and more.

Make electronic systems function by problem solving and installing and repairing electronic equipment as an electronics engineering technician. With hands-on training from the DMACC Electronics Engineering Technology Degree program, you’ll be able to troubleshoot and repair electronic systems such as computers, medical equipment and security systems. This program also includes internship opportunities that can help provide real-world experience to apply the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Building Maintenance Certificate

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The DMACC Building Maintenance Certificate is a short-term credit program intended to provide you with the latest information and skills needed to function more effectively in your job or to update your skills for employment possibilities.
It will provide you and an employer with evidence of your continued education in a specific occupational area. The education you gain will increase your ability to function in a given area and broaden your skills.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Fundamentals Diploma

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The Electronics Fundamentals diploma provides the foundational knowledge for a position in the field of electronic technology. The curriculum focuses on AC/DC circuits, digital electronics, computer technology, and electronics fabrication/repair; preparing graduates for entry-level positions such as computer service technician or installation technician.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Advanced Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Advanced Nurse Aide Certificate provides an opportunity to gain the additional competencies and clinical experiences needed to seek employment in a hospital. The program is designed for CNA’s who have completed the Nurse Aide 75 hour state approved course. Upon successful completion, job opportunities include, but are not limited to, EKG tech, Emergency Tech, Scope Tech, Surgery Tech, and OB Tech. The agency or hospital will provide additional training in these specialized areas.

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Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Nurse Aide 75 Hour certificate is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients/residents in a variety of long-term care facilities and to be successful on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry exam. Successful completion of the exam is required by State Legislation in order to work in a long-term care facility. The Nurse Aide 75 hour course is offered for college credit and is one of the prerequisites to the nursing program. After successful completion of the Nurse Aide 75-hour course the student would then be eligible to take the Advanced Nurse Aide course.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Diploma

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The Dental Assistant program prepares the student, as a member of the dental health team, to assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry. The program includes general and specialty dentistry, chairside procedures, radiology, laboratory and business office assisting.
An integral part of the educational program is clinical experience; this is provided by rotation through various dental facilities.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S

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The Dental Hygiene curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for positions in general and specialty dental offices, hospitals, schools, public health agencies and industrial agencies.
Students are trained in educational methods and preventive clinical services which qualify them as dental health educators and competent clinicians. Emphasis is placed on the correlation between prevention, education, and the clinical phases of dental hygiene practice as well as basic and social sciences.

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Dietetic Technician

Dietary Manager Certificate

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The Dietary Manager is responsible for the management of food operations in a dietary department. This includes the management of food service personnel, food/kitchen supplies and the routine nutritional aspects of food service. Working with a consultant dietitian, the dietary manager assists in providing quality nutritional care services in food service departments, hospitals, and assisted living and healthcare facilities.
Background checks for criminal history will be done by employers in the healthcare field. Criminal convictions or documented history of abuse will prevent students from participating in required field experiences.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Diploma

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The goal of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Medical assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics and group practices. As multiskilled allied health team members, medical assistants perform a variety of administrative and clinical procedures in these settings.
Students gain a basic knowledge of clinical and diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, medication administration, first aid, office Practices, patient relations, medical law and ethics, communication skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, laboratory procedures, administrative procedures and patient care techniques. These content areas are presented in the classroom, practiced in the laboratory setting and utilized in a 10-week supervised practicum experience in an ambulatory setting. Students do not receive pay or any financial remuneration for the practicum rotation.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Diploma

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Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest-growing medical office specialties. Students learn to translate medical diagnoses and procedures into numbers or codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
This program is designed for those who choose to work in a variety of healthcare settings.
In addition to the diploma, there are certification options for Medical Billing and Coding professionals, depending upon the desired career path. Certifications will enhance the diploma. Credentials may require work experience prior to certification and continuing education hours to maintain certification. Costs and qualifications vary.

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Medical Office Specialist, A.A.S

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Medical Office Degree program offers credit courses that prepare students with entry-level skills to more advanced skills needed for promotion in areas including office specialist, medical coding, medical billing, working wtih patients, etc. Mix and match daytime, night time, and online classes to meet your needs.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S

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Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform tests that help diagnose and treat diseases, detect medical mysteries like HIV/AIDS and recently helped track the trail of the recent Anthrax strain back to its source.
Trained MLTs look for clues in tests to determine the absence, presence, extent and cause of disease.
Med Lab Techs are in high demand. Most graduates have employment waiting for them, some with sign-on bonuses

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Specialist Certificate

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A phlebotomist draws blood from patients for diagnostic medical tests. Most phlebotomists are employed in hospitals. The DMACC Phlebotomy Specialist Certificate program runs approximately 13 weeks and is offered fall and spring term.
Background checks for criminal history will be done and results will be shared with cooperating agencies, which may prevent placement for clinical practicum. This will affect successful program completion.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Diploma

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The student who completes the Practical Nursing program is prepared to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPNs provide nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a physician. The LPN is prepared to provide basic therapeutic, rehabilitative and preventive care for individuals of all ages, primarily in a structured care setting such as hospitals, long-term care facilities or clinics. Upon successful completion of three terms, the student earns a diploma and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurse Licensure (NCLEX-PN).

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Thearpy Sleep Medicine Certificate

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The sleep medicine add on to the respiratory therapy program will provide students currently enrolled in respiratory therapy programs in Iowa and respiratory care practitioners currently working the opportunity to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become professional sleep medicine practitioners. Those who complete the program will be prepared to begin successful careers in sleep medicine and to achieve the Sleep Disorder Specialist (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care and the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential awarded by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

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Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S

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The Respiratory Therapy program provides students the opportunity to learn the dynamic allied health profession of respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapists are involved in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and conditions that affect the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Respiratory therapists work closely with physicians to plan, provide and evaluate direct care to persons with pulmonary and cardiovascular abnormalities.
The curriculum includes a variety of supervised clinical practicum experiences in local healthcare facilities. Graduates will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to begin successful careers as professional respiratory therapists.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology Diploma

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The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to be employed in a hospital or surgery center. As a skilled health professional, the surgical technologist is able to circulate with a Registered Nurse and scrub independently for a variety of specialties and procedures.
Students gain a basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, aseptic technique, surgical techniques and procedures, and patient care techniques. These subjects are presented in the classroom, through laboratory experience and in a supervised clinical setting.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S

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Veterinary technicians provide professional technical support to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and other scientists. As a veterinary technician, you will care for hospitalized animal patients; assist the doctor in surgery; perform physical exams, lab work and technical procedures (blood draws, IV catheter placement); take health histories and X-rays; give and monitor anesthesia; provide client education; and perform reception duties. There will be opportunities to work with a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, birds, lizards, snakes, turtles, amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, mice and rats.
Most Veterinary Technician graduates find work in small, mixed or large-animal practices. Other opportunities exist in humane societies, animal shelters, zoos, specialty veterinary practices, pet shops, biological research labs, animal control agencies, military, veterinary teaching hospitals, and state and federal agencies.

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Energy Industry

Wind Turbine Technician

Applied Engineering Technology (Wind Turbine) , A.A.S

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A career in engineering and manufacturing, including the ins and outs of industrial equipment repair, digital electronic equipment usage, maintenance strategies, and more.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Applied Engineering Technology (Wind Turbine) , A.A.S

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A career in engineering and manufacturing, including the ins and outs of industrial equipment repair, digital electronic equipment usage, maintenance strategies, and more.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Diploma

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This fully-loaded program pulls together the diverse skillset needed to launch a career as a diesel technician. Learn how to repair

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Diploma

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This fully-loaded program pulls together the diverse skillset needed to launch a career as a diesel technician. Learn how to repair

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S

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Solar Energy Technician

Renewable Energy Technology, A.A.S

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Renewable Energy Technology is a five term AAS program that provides students conceptual and hands-on training in technology and practices used in the growing fields of electrical, electronic and renewable energy. This program is designed to prepare technicians with the skills to support, explain, and troubleshoot a wide variety of electrical projects pertaining to solar power. Students learn about the production, storage and distribution of electrical energy from a variety of traditional and renewable energy sources.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural Technologies, A.A.S

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A career in architectural technology, including the use of building information modeling, computer-aided drafting, engineering practices and more.

Make the models and drawings that transform into buildings and serve as a vital link between architects and contractors in the field of architectural technology. This is the perfect opportunity to put your technical skills to work in one of the 10 fastest-growing industries in the U.S. today. Earn a diploma or associate degree at DMACC and learn what it takes to bring a building to life, from developing models and construction drawings to understanding construction materials and how they can help the environment through sustainable building practices. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, this is it.​

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Architectural Technology Diploma

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Make the models and drawings that transform into buildings and serve as a vital link between architects and contractors in the field of architectural technology. This is the perfect opportunity to put your technical skills to work in one of the 10 fastest-growing industries in the U.S. today. Earn a diploma or associate degree at DMACC and learn what it takes to bring a building to life, from developing models and construction drawings to understanding construction materials and how they can help the environment through sustainable building practices. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, this is it.​

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Building Trades Diploma

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The DMACC Building Trades Diploma program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter either residential or commercial construction fields.

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Carpenter

Building Trades Diploma

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The DMACC Building Trades Diploma program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter either residential or commercial construction fields.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma

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Civil Engineering Technicians are the eyes and ears for the engineers….helping to design, construct and maintain our civil engineering infrastructure: bridges, roads, dams, culverts, airports and more.

Do you like to see things get built? Design? Work outside? Use technology? A DMACC Civil Engineering Technology Degree may be what you're looking for.

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Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S

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Civil Engineering Technicians are the eyes and ears for the engineers….helping to design, construct and maintain our civil engineering infrastructure: bridges, roads, dams, culverts, airports and more.

Do you like to see things get built? Design? Work outside? Use technology? A DMACC Civil Engineering Technology Degree may be what you're looking for.

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Electrician

Electrical Trades Diploma

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The Electrical Trades program prepares students for entry-level positions in residential, commercial and industrial wiring. At the completion of the program, students should be able to install electrical wiring to meet National Electric Code® (NEC code) in residential and commercial settings. In addition, students should be able to install motor-controlled equipment in industrial operations using more complex systems such as Programmable Controllers.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Diploma

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The DMACC Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Degree program provides the theory, knowledge, and skills of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation equipment for systems in residential and light commercial structures. Students in air conditioning and refrigeration are taught in the classroom and laboratory on models and equipment to prepare the student for satisfactory entrance and advancement in the HVAC-R field.
By completing the first three terms a student can receive a diploma. An AAS degree will be awarded upon completion of all five terms.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S

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The DMACC Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Degree program provides the theory, knowledge, and skills of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation equipment for systems in residential and light commercial structures. Students in air conditioning and refrigeration are taught in the classroom and laboratory on models and equipment to prepare the student for satisfactory entrance and advancement in the HVAC-R field.
By completing the first three terms a student can receive a diploma. An AAS degree will be awarded upon completion of all five terms.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Diploma

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The DMACC Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Degree program provides the theory, knowledge, and skills of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation equipment for systems in residential and light commercial structures. Students in air conditioning and refrigeration are taught in the classroom and laboratory on models and equipment to prepare the student for satisfactory entrance and advancement in the HVAC-R field.
By completing the first three terms a student can receive a diploma. An AAS degree will be awarded upon completion of all five terms.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S

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The DMACC Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Degree program provides the theory, knowledge, and skills of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation equipment for systems in residential and light commercial structures. Students in air conditioning and refrigeration are taught in the classroom and laboratory on models and equipment to prepare the student for satisfactory entrance and advancement in the HVAC-R field.
By completing the first three terms a student can receive a diploma. An AAS degree will be awarded upon completion of all five terms.

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Welder

Production MIG Welding Certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding Blueprint Reading certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding Diploma

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding Gas Metal Arc Certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding GMAW Advanced AWS Certificate

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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. Welding is the fusing of the surfaces of two workpieces to form one, and is a precise, reliable, cost-effective, and high-tech method for joining materials. Welding today is applied to a wide variety of materials and products using advanced technologies. The program is aligned to the American Welding Society’s SENSE Level 1 skills standards. Instruction focuses on providing a comprehensive education which includes both welding theory and application. The listed sequence of course offerings may be altered. The Welding program offers open-entry and open-exit courses. Students will be allowed to enroll in these open-entry/open-exit courses as long as there is space available.

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Welding Shielded Metal Arc Certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Welding SMAW Advanced AWS Certificate

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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. Welding is the fusing of the surfaces of two workpieces to form one, and is a precise, reliable, cost-effective, and high-tech method for joining materials. Welding today is applied to a wide variety of materials and products using advanced technologies. The program is aligned to the American Welding Society’s SENSE Level 1 skills standards. Instruction focuses on providing a comprehensive education which includes both welding theory and application. The listed sequence of course offerings may be altered. The Welding program offers open-entry and open-exit courses. Students will be allowed to enroll in these open-entry/open-exit courses as long as there is space available.

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Welding, Thermal Cutting Certificate

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A career in welding and manufacturing, including equipment setup and operation, welding, brazing, cutting, arc welding, blueprint reading and more.

Make metal into machines, buildings and more as a skilled welder. If you have a steady hand, a sharp eye and a passion for metalwork, this could be the career for you. Demand is high and employers are looking for educated people who can join metals to exact specifications. Start today and get qualified at the Iowa Welding Institute at DMACC.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Auto Chassis and Power Train Diploma

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Auto Engines and Tune Ups Diploma

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Auto Mechanics Technology, A.A.S

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The Auto Mechanics Technology program is designed to prepare students for steady employment, professional growth and personal satisfaction. This program will educate students new to the automotive field, or update those already employed. Please select a link for more information.

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Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Diploma

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Automotive Minor Repair and Vehicle Maintenance Certificate

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Auto Body Technician

Auto Collision Technology Diploma

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The Auto Collision Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the highly technological auto collision industry and to update those already employed.
The Auto Collision diploma option prepares graduates for entry into auto collision jobs related to paint, refinishing and major structural repairs.

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Auto Collision Technology, A.A.S

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The Auto Collision Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the highly technological auto collision industry and to update those already employed.
The Auto Collision diploma option prepares graduates for entry into auto collision jobs related to paint, refinishing and major structural repairs.
In addition, individual courses may be taken to satisfy one who wants only specific segments of the complete program

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

C++ Application Developer Certificate

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The purpose of the C++ Application Developer Certificate is to provide the student with the knowledge of how to design, write and execute computer programs to solve specific business problems.
The C++ Application Developer Certificate has two main goals. The first goal is providing students with an understanding of the theories, concepts, and techniques required to work as a C++ language developer in the technology industry. The second goal is providing the technology industry with skilled professionals. C++ has been one of the main languages with developers, and has solved numerous industry challenges. It is also one of the primary languages that drives today’s mobile experience. C++ also very useful for client side development on the two most popular mobile platforms (Android and iOS) and the two most popular desktop platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in the development environment, including a basic understanding of databases. The certificate is intended to be completed within one year and prepare students for an internship or entry-level programming position.

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Java Application Developer Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with no programming background, a solid foundation on the logic and design of Java based programs. Students completing the course sequence will leave with basic Java skills that can be built upon in the work environment. Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in a development environment, including a basic understanding of databases and web applications.

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Python Application Developer Certiifcate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with no programming background, a solid foundation on the logic and design of Python-based programs. Students completing the course sequence will leave with basic Python skills that can be built upon in the work environment. Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in a development environment, including a basic understanding of databases and various applications.

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SQL Application Developer Certificate

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The purpose of the SQL Application Developer certificate is to add to the specialization of study at DMACC. This certificate can also help the student prepare for working with databases as part of a profession in programming.

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Web Developer Advanced Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the advanced technology and skills required to develop, enhance and maintain most commercial website applications, with an emphasis on server-side capability and high-level scripting skills.

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Web Developer Certificate

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This certificate provides a core set of web development skills for working with commercial website applications. The coursework focuses on client side development skills including design, presentation, image manipulation, web page creation, stylesheets and basis javascript functionality. Wordpress is featured as an introduction to content management software.

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Web Development Diploma

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The Web Developer diploma provides a basic set of web development skills that focus on creating commercial website applications. A student who completes this diploma should be able to design and build a commercially oriented website application using a variety of software tools. They are also provided a general education background that will enhance their overall education. This diploma prepares the student for continuation toward the Web Development AAS degree.

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Web Development, A.A.S

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The Web Development AAS degree is intended for the student who is interested in designing and building commercial website applications. The program offers a variety of skills, technologies and current software tools. A student who completes this program will be able to evaluate, design and build a commercial website. They will be able to create the expected functionality of the website, including such e-commerce components as database-driven content, shopping carts and payment processing

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S

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The Computer Information Systems program is intended for the student who is interested in an entry-level programming career in software development, front-end development, database applications or other roles in quality assurance, testing or other technology-related positions.
The CIS degree will enable a student to study a variety of areas related to computer programming and associated applications. This program emphasizes flexibility to allow a student to select languages that relate to specific areas of interest. It is also possible for the student to take coursework from several different but related areas of study. For example, many applications use databases as an integral part of their business or develop web-based applications. These combined skills will give the student a more marketable background in this competitive field.

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Information Technology/Network Administration Certificate

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The ITNA program will provide students with a foundation in the basic technologies of computer networking, both as an objective and measurable skill set, as well as a preface to certification. In addition, students may also prepare for CISCO certification by choosing to take the CISCO option courses. The modular design of the core/certification integration is designed to allow the future addition of other professional certifications.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity Certificate

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Students who complete this certificate will possess analytical skills to assess, develop, and implement information security policies and to research and analyze alternatives. Implement in the lab environment a comprehensive and integrated security infrastructure that meets or exceeds current best practices. Define appropriate security incident response policies. Explain the differences between the three major goals of information security: confidentiality, integrity and availability.

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Cybersecurity Diploma

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Students who earn this diploma will be introduced to the basic principles, protocols and procedures to work in the Cybersecurity field. The student will also be prepared to complete the AAS degree . Students will learn critical thinking and the principles of risk management and how they relate to Cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S

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Cybersecurity professionals protect companies and individuals from all sorts of cyber breaches, hacks, and issues. Every day criminals develop new scams, malware, and viruses. It's up to you to stop them by pursuing an education in cybersecurity. You will use the tactic used to defend and protect data​, files, and systems in corporations and industries today.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology/Network Administration Certificate

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The ITNA program will provide students with a foundation in the basic technologies of computer networking, both as an objective and measurable skill set, as well as a preface to certification. In addition, students may also prepare for CISCO certification by choosing to take the CISCO option courses. The modular design of the core/certification integration is designed to allow the future addition of other professional certifications.

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Network Technology, Telecommunications Certificate

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Network Technology Certificate program graduates will be prepared to pursue an entry level career in several areas of Information Technology. Careers involving installation and repair of telecommunications services, networking equipment, computer servers and software. Employment can be found at data centers, telephone and Internet providers, financial institutions, hospitals, municipalities and a variety of other companies.

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Networking Technology, A.A.S

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Do you want to learn to build and design modern communication networks? Do you like to use the internet, cell phones, and streaming video and wonder how these technologies work? Then you would like a career in Telecommunications.
Modern telecommunication networks carry our voice, video and data traffic across town and across the world! An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Telecommunications Technology will prepare you to work and configure these modern, high tech networks. From training in Wi-Fi, Voice and Data switching, Laser Fiber Optics, Voice over IP (VoIP) and many more, the DMACC Telecommunications program offers a world of variety.
Careers are on the rise and students are finding exciting opportunities with Telecom companies as well as many large land local non-telecom companies. Iowa has more than 150 Telecom companies…more than any other state in the nation!

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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For 50+ years, DMACC has been a leader in providing criminal justice education programs. The DMACC Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed to provide a general criminal justice education that allows you to enter the workforce, move on to advanced training, or gain additional skills to enhance your career.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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For 50+ years, DMACC has been a leader in providing criminal justice education programs. The DMACC Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed to provide a general criminal justice education that allows you to enter the workforce, move on to advanced training, or gain additional skills to enhance your career.

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Criminal Justice, Emergency Management Certificate

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The Emergency Management Certificate prepares students for a career in such areas as local, state, tribal, and federal emergency management positions in public, private, and volunteer organizations. All students must complete the core courses in sequence for the certificate program, with one elective class in an area of primary interest. The certificate is intended to be completed in two semesters.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Scene Investigator Certificate

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The purpose of the Crime Scene Investigation certificate is to provide a program of study for students to concentrate in the areas of crime scene investigation as it applies to forensic documentation, evidence collection & analysis, and procedural reporting and testimony. This certificate is best suited for people who have a background or interest in criminal justice, fire science or other related public safety disciplines.

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Digital Forensic Investigation Certificate

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The purpose of the Digital Forensic Investigation certificate is to provide a course of study for students to concentrate in the areas of digital forensics and data recovery from electronic devices. This certificate is best suited for people who have a background in criminal justice or technology, including programming, digital electronics or computer hardware.

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Homeland Security Certifcate

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This three-class certificate program concentrates in the areas of homeland security, intelligence analysis, and security management. It provides you with the latest information and skills needed to function more effectively in your job or to update your skills for employment possibilities. The Homeland Security Certificate is best suited for people with a background in criminal justice or emergency management.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education certificate prepares the student for an entry-level position in a child care program. This program meets the requirements for clock hours of formal child care education required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Upon completion of the certificate program, the successful student will be able to practice appropriate guidance techniques, recognize and carry out appropriate activities and assessment for young children, maintain a healthy and safe setting, and be able to communicate effectively with children and families.

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Early Childhood Education Diploma

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The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for careers working with young children in a variety of settings. Students who successfully complete the program requirements are competent to assume a position of responsibility in early childhood education.
Coursework introduces students to the early childhood field and includes child growth and development, guidance techniques, curriculum planning and assessment, infant and toddler care, and health, safety and nutrition in the context of families and communities.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S

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The Early Childhood Education-Associate program is designed to extend and expand on those skills developed in the Early Childhood Education diploma program and to broaden the student's background in general education. Required coursework includes participation in the DMACC Child Development Center. Essential skills needed to successfully complete the required lab courses include the ability to maintain awareness of active children in a group setting, to demonstrate stamina while engaging in multiple tasks and activities with children, to respond quickly and appropriately to children's changing needs and to keep children safe. Further competence in early childhood education is developed through coursework in building relationships between home, program and community, administration of programs for children and a community-based internship.

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Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate

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The Early Childhood Program Administration certificate is designed to provide students with leadership and management skills needed to work successfully with diverse individuals in early childhood settings. Option classes allow students to tailor the certificate to their work demands or goals. Students may take certificate courses as part of the Early Childhood Education AAS .

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certifcate

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Aside from the normal studying students will be required to sign up for clinical and ride time during the course of the semester assuming they have been passing all of their exams with an 80% or higher.
Students will be required to do 24 hours in three out of the five emergency departments listed below:
Blank Children's Hospital
Methodist Hospital
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Broadlawns
Methodist West
Students will sign up for three eight hour shifts with the expectation that a total of 15 patient contacts be obtained between their clinical and ride time.

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Paramedice Certificate

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The Paramedic certificate prepares individuals to use critical thinking skills to provide treatment for medical, trauma and cardiac emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic transports patients to and between hospitals using ground and air ambulances, and performs skills in a variety of settings including emergency departments, critical care units and cardiac catheter labs. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, pathology, and the identification and initial diagnosis of disease and injury in a variety of populations. Paramedics initiate IVs, perform endotracheal intubation, read electrocardiograms and provide cardiac defibrillation. Instruction in rescue operations, crisis scene management and medical triage is included.

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Paramedicine- Clinical, A.A.S

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The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic AAS degree prepares individuals to use critical thinking skills to provide medical treatment for patients with illness or injury-related disease. The Paramedic provides medical care for patients, performing skills in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency departments, critical care units and cardiac catheter labs. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, pathology and the identification and initial diagnosis of disease and injury in a variety of populations. Paramedics use advanced medical and surgical skills that may include initiation of advanced airway management techniques, interpretation of electrocardiograms and advanced cardiac and trauma life support protocols. Instruction in rescue operations, crisis scene management and patient triage is included.
This program will prepare students to become a Paramedic. This program provides students with the necessary preparatory courses for seeking certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, which leads to certification as a Paramedic in the state of Iowa. National certification will require a passing score on a nationally recognized certification exam of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P).

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Paramedicine- Fire Science, A.A.S

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This program will prepare students to become a Paramedic. This program provides students with the necessary preparatory courses for seeking certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, which leads to certification as a Paramedic in the state of Iowa. National certification will require a passing score on a nationally recognized certification exam of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P).
In addition, the AAS program provides an avenue of specialized study in one of three categories: public administration, fire science or advanced clinical knowledge. These three concentrations offer the Paramedic the ability to obtain a higher level of understanding in their respective areas. Each track requires the foundation courses to obtain an AAS degree and delves more deeply into the particular area of interest.

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Paramedicine- Public Administration, A.A.S

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This program will prepare students to become a Paramedic. This program provides students with the necessary preparatory courses for seeking certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, which leads to certification as a Paramedic in the state of Iowa. National certification will require a passing score on a nationally recognized certification exam of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P).
In addition, the AAS program provides an avenue of specialized study in one of three categories: public administration, fire science or advanced clinical knowledge. These three concentrations offer the Paramedic the ability to obtain a higher level of understanding in their respective areas. Each track requires the foundation courses to obtain an AAS degree and delves more deeply into the particular area of interest.

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Firefighter

Fire Protection Technology Certifcate

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Success requires a team effort. Fire Science faculty and staff strive to meet the needs of all FS students, and students are expected to meet their academic and citizenship obligations.
This program is designed to prepare individuals who have little or no experience with the firefighting profession for entry-level positions in the fire service industry. This program is also designed to allow experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through training and certifications through the Alternative Credit process, after which their learning can be expanded by successfully completing additional courses to complete the degree.

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Fire Science Technology, A.A.S

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This program is designed to prepare individuals who have little or no experience with the firefighting profession for entry-level positions in the fire service industry. This program is also designed to allow experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through training and certifications through the Alternative Credit process, after which their learning can be expanded by successfully completing additional courses to complete the degree.

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Paramedicine- Fire Science, A.A.S

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This program will prepare students to become a Paramedic. This program provides students with the necessary preparatory courses for seeking certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, which leads to certification as a Paramedic in the state of Iowa. National certification will require a passing score on a nationally recognized certification exam of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P).
In addition, the AAS program provides an avenue of specialized study in one of three categories: public administration, fire science or advanced clinical knowledge. These three concentrations offer the Paramedic the ability to obtain a higher level of understanding in their respective areas. Each track requires the foundation courses to obtain an AAS degree and delves more deeply into the particular area of interest.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Certificate

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The Paralegal Certificate is for students with a Bachelor’s Degree, Associate in Science or Associate in Arts Degree who wish to work as a paralegal. Paralegals perform a variety of legal tasks under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals are also known as legal assistants. They work for attorneys in private practice, state agencies, public service organizations and corporations. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Our objective is to educate students to become paralegals who are capable of performing a variety of legal tasks. Graduates of the program should be able to provide a broad spectrum of services needed by attorneys. These objectives are met by providing intensive and practical instruction by attorneys with experience and expertise in their fields of instruction. This program is approved by the American Bar Association.

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Paralegal, A.A.S

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Paralegals perform a variety of legal tasks under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals are also known as legal assistants. They work for attorneys in private practice, state agencies, public service organizations, and corporations. Paralegals work with the attorney in virtually every area of legal practice. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Our objective is to educate students to become paralegals who are capable of performing a variety of legal tasks. Graduates of the program should be able to provide a broad spectrum of services needed by attorneys. This objective is met by providing intensive and practical instruction by attorneys with experience and expertise in their fields of instruction. This program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Students in the program complete general education core requirements and legal specialty courses. All students are required to complete an internship under the supervision of an attorney, during which they use the skills and apply the knowledge gained in the classroom.
Interested applicants who hold a prior college degree may seek the Paralegal Certificate.
A program chairperson and a program counselor are available to assist students with educational and career planning.

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Realtime Court Reporter, A.A.S

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Put yourself in the center of fascinating events, discussions and judicial proceedings with a realtime DMACC Court Reporter Degree: the person entrusted with making an accurate, verbatim record of everything spoken in the courtroom. In America's judicial system, court reporters are indispensable. They are the eyes and ears of the courtroom while reporting the official record.
Most judicial proceedings cannot start without a court reporter present, because in the judicial world, if it's not in “the record,” it didn't happen.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Diploma

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You'll combine these experiences with courses in:
food preparation
nutrition
menu planning
purchasing
baking
international cuisine
restaurant management
advanced culinary cuisine
It adds up to one of the finest culinary programs anywhere that will give you the practical experience and knowledge of the restaurant industry that you'll want and need in your career.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S

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In the Culinary Arts program at the Iowa Culinary Institute® (ici®) at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) on the Ankeny Campus, we believe that if it's dreamable, it's doable … and we're ready to help you live your dream. Our Culinary Arts program will prepare you for an exciting culinary career with hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts and select jobs in dining room service, catering or management.
By the end of our two-year program, you will have the experience to take on the career you'll love.

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Hospitality Business, Resturant Management Diploma

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The Hospitality Management program prepares students for a career in the hospitality field. Most graduates will enter the industry either in cooking positions or line management positions with hotels, restaurants and clubs.
Students who complete the program will have taken courses in sanitation, dining room fundamentals, business math, food preparation, management, business, and/or accounting. These courses are management-designed and offer the student practical knowledge of the restaurant management industry.

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Hospitality Management- Resturant Concentration, A.A.S

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The Hospitality Management program prepares students for a career in the hospitality field. Most graduates will enter the industry either in cooking positions or line management positions with hotels, restaurants and clubs.
Students who complete the program will have taken courses in sanitation, dining room fundamentals, business math, food preparation, marketing, purchasing, hotel services, menu planning and hotel administration. These courses are management-designed and offer the student practical knowledge of either the restaurant management industry or the hotel management industry, depending on the student’s chosen concentration.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S

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The Graphic Design AAS degree program explores the exciting and challenging field of graphic design while focusing on both the creative and technical aspects of the industry.
This program takes direction from current design professionals and businesses by developing training to instill industry standard skills in our students. Classes provide students with design skills, web and print software skills, and professional work practices needed to get a position in this highly competitive field.
Classes are taught by professionals with real-world experience. Community is built by small class sizes that promote student to student, and teacher to student interaction.

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InDesign Certificate

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The InDesign certificate is designed for individuals with no prior page layout experience or for those who wish to upgrade the software skills they use in the visual communication industry. The courses in this certificate are designed to provide current technical skills in the area of page layout using this Adobe software.

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Interactive Media for Graphic Design Certificate

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This certificate will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific skills to design for a range of interactive media including websites, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants and other technology. The Interactive Media for Graphic Design certificate is designed for students in the Graphic Design program or for individuals with prior graphic design experience who are looking to update their skills.

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Visual Communications Certificate

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The Visual Communications certificate is designed for individuals with no prior graphic design experience and a desire to gain a basic understanding of design and software skills used in the visual communication industry. The courses in this certificate are the basic building blocks needed to provide a solid foundation preparing a student to enter into the world of visual communications.

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Visual Communications Diploma

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The Visual Communications Diploma program explores the exciting and challenging field of graphic design while focusing on both the creative and technical aspects of the industry. During the program, students will receive hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of design for print and web, typography, traditional and digital illustration, digital image editing, and page layout. Strong software training gives students the technical skills needed to complete design projects.

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AV Technician

Video Production Certificate

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The Video Production certificate is designed for individuals with no prior video production experience, who wish to gain a basic understanding of video and software skills used in the video production industry.

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Video Production Diploma

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The Video Production Diploma prepares students for entry-level positions in the Video Production industry. Students learn individual job skills that aid in the process used in completing a final production project. Production team members usually perform these skills in relationship to the project guidelines and schedules. This vast skill set includes, but is not limited to video camera, still camera, storyboarding, scriptwriting, use of editing, special effects, audio, and other related software.

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