Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

Manufacturing Job Training at DMACC
Pathway Navigator: (515) 965-7337

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Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College can get you ready for an exciting career in the manufacturing sector with its training programs in robotics, tool and die, CNC machining and tool and die machining. The demand for those with skills in robotics, CNC machining and tool and die making is high in the central Iowa area, including in Indianola, Winterset, Knoxville, Pella, Newton, Adel, Des Moines, Ames, Story City, Boone, Guthrie Center, Audubon, Greenfield, Adair, Waukee, West Des Moines, Urbandale and Carroll.

Robotics job training

The robotic training program at Des Moines Area Community College prepares students to diagnose and repair industrial equipment. This includes basic motor control devices used in hard automation, sophisticated industrial robots and computer-integrated manufacturing cells.

Tool and Die job training

Des Moines Area Community College offers two different tracks for the Tool and Die job training—a diemaking diploma, which can be completed in 48 credits and a tool and diemaking AAS degree, which can be completed in 84 credits.  Both tracks will prepare students to work in a machine shop. The AAS degree will open up doors for students to work as tool planners, tool makers and die makers.

Tool and Die Machinist job training

The tool and die machinist diploma at DMACC can be earned in just 48 credits, and will allow students to pursue jobs that require both manual and CNC equipment. The classes in this program are smaller and focus on specific equipment and processes.


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  • DMACC Ankeny Campus

    2006 S Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny, IA 50023

  • DMACC Boone Campus

    1125 Hancock Drive
    Boone, IA 50036

  • DMACC Carroll Campus

    906 N. Grant Road
    Carroll, IA 51401

  • DMACC Newton Campus

    600 N. 2nd Ave. West
    Newton, IA 50208

  • DMACC Urban Campus

    1100 7th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314

  • DMACC West Campus

    5959 Grand Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

  • DMACC at Perry VanKirk Career Academy

    1011 2nd Avenue
    Perry, IA 50220

  • DMACC Southridge Center

    1111 E. Army Post Rd.
    Des Moines, IA 50315

Contact Information

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(515) 965-7337 ext. 7337

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(515) 964-6278 ext. 6278