• DMACC Career Academy Programs 12

    The DMACC Advantage Program includes several plans of study through which AHS/ACHS students can earn concurrent enrollment credits. While earning their high school diploma they can simultaneously earn college credits while completing requirements of specific DMACC programs. Students who are removed from DMACC Career Advantage classes will receive an F for the semester, and it will be recorded on the AHS/ACHS transcript. In many cases, credits earned from “concurrent enrollment” courses will transfer to other post-secondary institutions. Each college/university establishes its own policy for acceptance of transfer credit. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the college of his/her choice to find out about their credit transfer policy. Courses listed are subject to change. Please see your counselor for more information.

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    AUTO COLLISION TECHNOLOGY - 2 high school credits (per semester)
    Prerequisites: Senior. Students must have completed Auto Maintenance and Auto Brakes on the high school campus prior to enrollment.
    Brief Description: Completion of this program satisfies the first semester of a two-year DMACC program designed to prepare students for employment in the highly technological auto collision industry. This option prepares graduates for entry into auto collision jobs related to paint, refinishing and major structural repairs.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Program taught on the DMACC campus in the morning.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS/ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn up to 15 credits and will take the following courses on the DMACC campus:

    CRR150, Basic Shop Safety, 1 credit - A course designed to acquaint the student with the hazards in an auto collision facility. Emphasis on EPA regulations, OSHA guidelines and personal health and safety in the shop area.
    CRR325, Sheet Metal Fundamentals, 5 credits - Automobile design, the materials used in construction, collision and corrective forces and procedures for repair and services are analyzed through class and lab study.
    CRR841, Principles of Refinishing, 5 Credits - This course will give the student an overall understanding of the complexities of today’s auto refinishing. Developing industry standard preparation habits and spray-painting skills with various chemicals will be studied.
    CRR742, Estimating Theory, 2 credits  - Vehicle damage estimating skills are needed to provide a written report. This report can then be used as a repair guide, a legal document, an analysis report and for business evaluation. Ability to use estimating guides and write estimates accurately will be emphasized.
    CRR101, Sheet Metal Welding, 2 credits - Basic skills will be developed in oxygen-acetylene fusion welding, flame cutting and Gas Metal Arc (MIG) welding equipment. Students will also attain basic understanding of procedures related to auto collision area. Safety is emphasized.

    AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC TECHNOLOGY - Credits to be determined
    Prerequisites: Senior. Students must have completed all Auto classes offered at AHS or ACHS prior to enrolling in Auto Tech Seminar.
    Brief Description: Completion of this program satisfies the first semester of a two-year DMACC program that prepares students for a career in Automotive Technology Tune-Up and Engine Repair or Automotive Chassis and Powertrain Repair. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the highly technological automotive service industry.
    Time of Entry: Fall semester entry.
    Time of Day: Taught on the DMACC campus in the morning.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: To Be Determined. Students must schedule PE and additional courses to be determined on the AHS campus each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn 15 - 21 DMACC credits based on availability. Courses will be assigned to students on an individual bases and will be based on prior coursework completed @ AHS or ACHS. Please see a counselor for more information

    BUILDING TRADES/FINISH CARPENTRY - 2 high school credits (per semester)
    Prerequisites: Senior. Students must have successfully completed AHS/ACHS Building Construction class.
    Brief Description: This program allows students to engage in experiential learning in the areas of construction and/or carpentry. Students who have completed DMACC Building Trades courses at their home high school can now complete this 2nd year of programming. Up to 15 DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings. Transportation to the job site must be provided by the student.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: This program is taught on the DMACC campus and at various job sites in the morning
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credits plus PE on the AHS or ACHS campus.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn 13 DMACC credits and will take the following courses on the DMACC campus:

    CON334, Construction Techniques, 7 credits - A hands-on introductory that covers the construction process including rough and finish carpentry.
    CON342, Interior Trim, 3 credits - Advanced lab experience that emphasizes complex finish skills. The student will be able to demonstrate the skills and work habits necessary to complete tasks in a safe manner and to adapt previously learned skills to complete more complex building tasks.
    CON338, Material Takeoff, 1 credit - A study of the techniques needed to create a materials list by reading a blueprint.
    CON341, Construction Drafting & Design, 2 credits - An introduction to the fundamentals of design and basic drafting methods. Includes the preparation of the blueprint used to construct the student-built project.

    Business Administration - 2 high school credits (per semester)
    Prerequisite: Accounting, an ACSD/DMACC concurrent business course, and an ACSD/DMACC concurrent credit technology course.
    Brief Description: Students are provided a foundation of business related courses that will prepare them for entrance in the business world. Seventeen DMACC credits are available upon completion of the Academy.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only
    Time of Day: This program will be taught on the DMACC campus in the afternoon.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional high school credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students may earn up to 17 credits and will take the following courses on the DMACC campus:

    ACC131 Accounting I, 4 credits - This course introduces the student to the principles of accounting with emphasis placed on the users and uses of accounting information. The double-entry bookkeeping system is presented with a focus on the end result of the accounting cycle, the financial statement.
    BUS148 – Small Business Management, 3 credits - Examines the introductory business applications and strategies needed to start and operate a small business. Topics include entrepreneurship preparation, idea feasibility, business plan content, introductory marketing, management and finance concepts for small business.
    BUS 102 - Introduction to Business, 3 credits - An overview of the ever-changing world of business. Provides information in the areas of ownership, management, marketing, insurance, economic systems and finance, as well as the role of government.
    BUS185 – Business Law I, 3 credits - Provides introductory overview of the sources of law of the American legal system, the structure of the court systems, torts, contract law and sales law.
    FIN121 Personal Finance, 3 credits - This course emphasizes family financial planning including financial statements, budgeting, taxes, risk management and retirement.
    SDV115 Study Strategies, 2 credits - Provides students with study/reading strategies for independent learning and academic success. An examination of college policies and procedures is also included.

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE - (credits TBD)
    Prerequisites: Senior.
    Brief Description: The Criminal Justice program introduces students to criminal law and crime scene investigation and prepares students for entry into the criminal justice field. 16 DMACC credits are available upon successful completion of the Criminal Justice offerings.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Two sessions are available on the DMACC campus: One in the morning and one in the afternoon.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits. Students must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits plus PE on the AHS or ACHS campus.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn 16 credits in the Criminal Forensics program by taking the following courses:

    CRJ100 Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credits - In-depth examination of three components of the criminal justice system and roles they play in society.
    CRJ141, Criminal Investigation I, 3 credits - Rudiments of criminal investigation: techniques, principles, problems, sources of information and evidentiary processes.
    CRJ107 Survey Criminal Justice Agencies, 3 credits - Study of the criminal justice system through an examination of actual agencies, focusing on theoretical vs. real roles and functions of the agencies. Includes on-site visits.
    CRJ248 Scientific Investigation, 3 credits - An introduction to investigative techniques that stresses the identification and examination of physical evidence from the time of its discovery until a final disposition by the courts.
    CRJ196, Crime Scene Investigation I, 2 credits - An in-depth study into the nature of physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence, and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence.
    CRJ197, Crime Scene Investigation II, 2 credits - A continuation of Crime Scene Investigation 1, in the in-depth study of the nature of physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence, and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Specifically, the use of such techniques as they relate to homicide and death investigations, police personnel response to crime scenes, the gathering of information from witnesses, victims, and suspects, and the preparation of cases for presentation in court.

    Culinary Arts - (credits TBD)
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior. Food Prep I & Lab
    Brief Description: This program allows high school students to begin the Culinary Arts program at DMACC and begins to prepare them to enter culinary positions with hotels, restaurants, clubs or institutions, and some select jobs in dining room service, catering or management. It will, among other things, teach students to plan the operation of a kitchen, to specialize in frying, baking, roasting, broiling or sauce cookery, to create new recipes, and to be responsible for food purchasing and menu planning.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Morning course taught on DMACC campus
    AHS/ACHS Credits: To be determined. Students must schedule PE and additional courses to be determined on the AHS campus each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn 12 DMACC credits. Students will enroll in the following courses on DMACC campus:

    FALL Culinary Courses:
    HCM152, Food Preparation I, 2 credits - The study of the principles and procedures of quantity food production as they apply to salads, soups, vegetables, entrees and desserts. Emphasis in on organization and recipe standardization. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144
    HCM153, Food Preparation II Lab, 2 credits - The production of quick breads, desserts, salads, vegetables, soups and main entrees to be sold to the public. Time is spent on an individual recipe production project. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144
    HCM231, Nutrition, 2 credits - An overview of nutrition-related topics including the psychology of eating and evaluation of food intake.

    SPRING Culinary Courses:
    HCM100, Sanitation and Safety, 2 credits - Principles and methods of sanitation safety and equipment. Equipment selection and facilities planning. Also includes preventive maintenance.
    HCM320, Intro to Hospitality Industry, 2 credits - Course introduces students to the broad world of hospitality while preparing them for careers in the field. Discussed will be three primary areas of hospitality-food and beverage, lodging and tourism, along with an introduction to business basics.
    HCM240, Menu Planning and Design, 2 credits - This course applies the principles of menu planning and layout to the development of menus for a variety of types of facilities and service.


    DIESEL MECHANICS TECHNOLOGY - (credits TBD)
    Prerequisites: Senior. Students must have completed all Auto Tech classes prior to their senior year.
    Brief Description: Completion of this AHS program satisfies the first semester of a two-year DMACC program that prepares students for a career in the area of diesel repair. Instruction is in the repair, maintenance and testing of diesel engines, powertrains and components of trucks and heavy construction equipment.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Courses taught on the DMACC campus in the afternoon.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn up to 11 DMACC credits and will be enrolled in the following courses on the DMACC campus:

    DSL606, Hydraulics and Brakes, 6 credits - The study of basic mobile hydraulics and vehicle brake systems. Introduces principles, components, fluid systems and circuits of hydraulic systems. Vehicle braking studies hydraulic and air brake systems.
    DSL546, Power Trains I, 6 credits - Class and lab activities in the design and operation of drive train components including clutches, manual transmissions, drive lines, rear axles and wheel bearings.

    Health Occupations; C.N.A. - 3 credits one semester/2 credits other semester
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior
    Brief Description: This program is for students interested in working in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, home health agency or group home. It teaches basic entry-level skills needed to care for patients and includes additional information and hospital clinical experience. The training prepares students to seek jobs in a hospital. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be given the opportunity to pay for and take the certification exam for the 120-hour Certified Nurse Assistant certification.
    Time of Entry: This is a two-semester course – Fall entry only
    Time of Day: This class is offered both morning and afternoon on the DMACC campus. In addition to class time, students will do a practicum at a medical care facility with times and days to be determined by staff.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 3 high school credits one semester/2 high school credits on alternate semester. Students must take a minimum of 3 or 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester based on DMACC enrollment.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn up to 14 DMACC credits and will enroll in these classes on DMACC campus:

    HSC172, Nurse Aide (75 Hours); 3 credits - Entry level skills to seek employment in Iowa skilled facilities. Meets OBRA87 standards.
    HSC182, Advanced Nurse Aide (75 Hours); 3 credits - This is a continuation of nurse aide to provide additional skills and clinical to work in a hospital.
    HSC109, Introduction to Health Careers; 3 credits - Students will discover the many options available, including roles and responsibilities in health career options. This course is designed to provide the student with the information necessary to make their health career choice.
    HSC102, Emergency Care, 1 credit - Learn to perform care for medical emergencies: fractures, burns, resuscitation, basic CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, American Heart Level II Standards) Certification.
    HSC105, Survey of Health Careers, 1 credit - This course introduces both the variety and requirements for health care careers. Basic core knowledge and professional expectations common to all health careers are explored. Workplace safety and an overview of the health system and current trends are also covered.
    HSC120, Medical Terminology; 3 credits - Students build a medical vocabulary through an understanding of anatomic roots for words denoting body structures, prefixes, suffixes and body functions.

    Note: Be aware that there are some costs associated with this program and that some class time will be scheduled for evenings and weekends. Although AHS and ACHS students pay no tuition or book fees, they will have to purchase uniform, shoes,stethoscope, etc. Students will also have an opportunity to pay for the C.N.A. certification exam at the end of the course.

    MACHINE OPERATIONS/TOOL & DIE - (credits TBD)
    Prerequisites: Senior. Applicants must complete Algebra 2 OR Technical Math 1 and Communication Skills prior to graduation from AHS/ACHS.
    Brief Description: Completion of this program satisfies the first semester of a two-year DMACC program that prepares selected applicants for a wide variety of manufacturing/engineering tasks. It teaches the basics of welding, automation, machine tool operation, computer aided drafting and design (CADD) and other workplace skills. Students in this program will have some type of final project such as creating a remote control car.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Taught at the DMACC campus daily in the afternoon.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn 11 DMACC credits in this program. Students may enroll in the following classes on the DMACC campus:

    MFG121, Machine Trade Printreading I, 2 credits - A beginning and intermediate blueprint reading course covering basic visualization of shapes and sizes and freehand sketching of objects. Includes section lining, print alterations and projections.
    MFG250, CNC Lathe Operations Theory, 1 credit - An introductory level course explaining the theory behind the basic operation and programming of a CNC lathe.
    MFG251, Engine Lathe Lab, 2 credits - An introductory level course for the metal cutting lathe. During this course students will become familiar with the basic setups as well as safe operation and care of a lathe in a lab environment. Prerequisite: MFG 250
    MFG260, Mill Operations Theory, 1 credit - An introductory level course explaining the theory of the basic operation and care of vertical milling machines. Prerequisite: MFG 261
    MFG261, Mill Operations Lab, 2 credits - An introductory level course for the vertical mill. During this course students will become familiar with basic setups as well as safe operation and care of a milling machine in a lab environment. Corequisite: MFG 260
    MFG105, Machine Shop Measuring, 3 credits - A study of measurements as used in industry. Units of instruction include tools, gauges, comparators, gauge blocks and inspection practices.

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Digital Electronics and/or Civil Engineering - 2 credits (per semester)
    Prerequisite: ACSD PLTW courses Intro to Engineering and Design & Principles of Engineering
    Brief Description: During this program students will use computer simulation to learn about the logic of electronics as they design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices.
    Time of Entry: Fall or Spring
    Time of Day: Classes are M – F in the morning.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students enrolled in this program can earn up to 9 DMACC credits and will enroll in these classes on DMACC campus.

    DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

    NET144, Digital and Computer Electronics, 3 credits - This course teaches applied logic through work with electronic circuitry, which students also construct and test for functionality.
    NET145, Digital and Computer Electronics Lab, 3 credits - In the context of today's computer technology, this class continues the study of digital electronic circuits concentrating on gates, counters, registers and memory through hands-on lab experiments. Also included are lab tasks involving data communications by bus structure, parallel and serial ports and microprocessors.

    CIVIL ENGINEERING

    EGT460, PLTW – Civil Engineering & Architecture, 3 credits - This course introduces students to the interdependent fields of civil engineering and architecture and teaches project planning, site planning, and building design using specialized computer software.

    Teacher Academy - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior
    Brief Description: This is an opportunity for AHS/ACHS students to explore careers in the field of education. Those interested in teaching or becoming a teacher’s aide will gain “on the job” experiences and more accurately determine their aptitude in this area.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: These classes meet 1st and 2nd periods and are taught at AHS/ACHS and at the individual school sites around Ankeny.
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students enrolled in this program can earn up to 5 DMACC credits including:

    EDU213, Intro to Education, 3 credits - Presents a broad view of the field of education including foundations of American education, roles of teachers and students, history and philosophy and curriculum. Recommended for students who plan to major in education.
    EDU218, Initial Field Experience, 2 credits - Provides opportunity to assist in the school as a teacher aide or to assess one’s potential and interest in teaching as a career.

    Note: Students can earn credits for EDU213 if they don’t take EDU218, but must take EDU213 to earn the DMACC credits for EDU218. Students can take 218 without having taken 213, but will not receive DMACC credit. These classes meet one day per week on the AHS or ACHS campus and require internships at K-9 buildings in the Ankeny School District the remainder of the week. Students must provide their own transportation to school sites.

    VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (Graphic Design/Web) - (credits TBD)
    Prerequisites: Senior. It is recommended students take ACSD Website Development I and/or Digital Images & Photo prior to enrolling in this Academy.
    Brief Description: Students will gain a skill set needed to produce at entry level within the graphic design industry. Coursework includes basic page layout, drawing, photo editing, design, type, and web. Software skills will be developed using several graphic related programs: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver. Fifteen DMACC credits are available upon completion of all DMACC Career Academy course offerings.
    Time of Entry: Fall entry only.
    Time of Day: Classes are M – F in the afternoon
    AHS/ACHS Credits: 2 high school credits per semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 additional AHS or ACHS credits plus PE each semester.
    DMACC Credits: Students can earn up to 15 DMACC credits including:

    GRD 403, Communication Design I, 3 credits (includes lab) - Examine the history of graphic design and learn fundamental design principles. Study color theory and learn to follow the design process to create a variety of communication design pieces. Prerequisite: GRD 415, GRD 459
    GRD 405, Typography I, 3 credits (includes lab) - This course explores the history, structure and fundamental principles of typography as it relates to graphic design. Topics include: typeface identification, study of typeface design, designing with type and typographic grid systems. Students build skills with the basic elements of typography. Prerequisite: GRD 415, GRD 459
    GRD 463, Photoshop, 3 credits (includes lab) - Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images and transforming them into anything you can imagine. Gain a solid foundation of basic functions to create and enhance visually dynamic images in a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab.
    GRD 470, Interactive Media I, 3 credits (includes lab) - Learn a professional workflow using Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver to create a website from the initial visual design to going “live” on the web. Going beyond just teaching software, this course focuses on the workflow and the skills needed in each software package to get your site actually up and running on the web. Prerequisite: GRD 463 or instructor permission
    GRD 301 - Intro to Desktop Publishing, 3 credits - Find out for yourself if the Mac does what a PC does, only better! This course uses the world's most advanced operating system to introduce you to a suite of graphic design industry standard software. Learn basic digital illustration, imaging and page layout techniques in a state- of-the-art Macintosh computer lab. Prerequisite: ADM 105 or equivalent.