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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

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Programs of study that lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree include specific courses required for the degree in addition to the AAS degree education requirements listed below. Refer to individual AAS programs of study in this catalog to learn the courses required in addition to these general requirements. Students must complete a specific program in order to receive the AAS degree.

To receive an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a 2.00 grade point average on all work applicable for the AAS degree.
  2. Earn at Des Moines Area Community College a minimum of 1/3 of the semester credit hours applicable to the degree being pursued at DMACC. No more than 43 transfer semester credit hours may be applied toward the degree.
  3. Complete all required courses in a particular program of study. (Minimum of 64 semester credit hours.)
  4. Satisfy the following AAS degree requirements:
For recommended term by term schedule and costs see your specific AAS program.


b. Social & Behavioral Sciences/ Humanities - 3 credits

c. Mathematics or Sciences - 3 credits

d. Distributed Requirement - 3-6 credits***

***Different programs/awards either require 3 or 6 distributed credits as some programs include(embed) a 3 credit course within other courses.  Please see individual programs/awards for their specific requirements***

Total Credits Required for AAS Degree - 64

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

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