Des Moines Area Community College
2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-6241
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is a two-year, public institution based in Ankeny, Iowa. DMACC offers more than 130 programs and certifications through six campuses — Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban, and West. In addition to degree and certificate programs, DMACC offers community and workforce partnership programs, court-mandated classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and study abroad programs. DMACC also offers high school completion programs. DMACC serves 25,425 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 43 to 1.

Programs Offered

DMACC offers degree and certificate programs in several areas, including: accounting, administrative assistant, agribusiness, culinary arts and hotel and dietary management, drafting and design, engineering technology, fitness, biotechnology, business, horticulture, interpretation and translation, manufacturing, community service, and computer information systems. Pre-professional programs are available in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine to provide core course work toward a professional degree. DMACC also offers high school completion programs, including GED, adult high school diploma, and high school correspondence programs. Three online degree programs are available through DMACC — an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, and an Associate of Science in Business Administration. Online certificates are available in entrepreneurship, management, microcomputers, and supervision.


Des Moines Area Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1974.


Des Moines Area Community College admissions requires students to complete a DMACC Admission Application, to submit a high school transcript or GED scores, complete an assessment, and any other prerequisites for specific programs offered at DMACC. Assessment may be ACT scores or COMPASS test scores. Most programs accept students on a first-come, first-served basis. DMACC sets an Oct. 30 registration date for new career education students and a Nov. 1 registration date for new arts and sciences students.


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