Des Moines Area Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

2006 South Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny, IA 50023-3993

(515) 964-6241

(800) 362-2127

Fax: (515) 964-6391

Contact: Michael Lentsch

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

2006 South Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny, IA 50023-3993

(515) 964-6200

Total undergrads: 18,695

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,199

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,443


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for dental hygiene, commercial art, nursing, CAP programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Supplies A,C
Agricultural/Food Processing C
Crop Production C
Horticultural Services A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography C
Commercial/Advertising Art A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology A,C
Apparel/Accessories Marketing A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A,C
Retailing C
Sales and Distribution A
Sales/Selling Skills C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Information Technology A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A
Electrician C


Surveying Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Language Interpretation/Translation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dietician Assistant C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health System Administration A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Communications Systems A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork C
Machine Tool Technology A
Tool/Die Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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