Academic Programs

DACC offers a diverse range of academic programs aligned with its mission. Students can pursue associate degrees in arts, science, and applied science, along with one- and two-year certificates, workforce credentials, and industry certifications. Developmental courses in English and math support students in their transition to college-level coursework. The Center for Education and Career Development provides adult education services, high school equivalency, and English as a Second Language classes for both students and community members.

DACC organizes its credit academic programs within five divisions: Advanced Technologies; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business and Public Services; Health Sciences; and Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.


Advanced Technology (AT)

The AT Division offers students the opportunity to study a variety of professional courses developed for today’s leading industries. Classroom experiences are enhanced through high-tech lab activities that accentuate self-direction, productivity, and professionalism while challenging students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.


Advanced Technology has programs in:

  • Aerospace Technology
  • Automation & Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Electrical Lineworker
  • Electronics
  • HVAC
  • Water Technology
  • Welding

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AHSS)

The AHSS Division helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for college and workforce success and can lead to the completion of a number of associate degrees and certificates. Courses are offered at all campuses in a variety of class formats to best fit work and life schedules.


Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences has certificate/degree programs in:

  • Arts
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Public Health

Business & Public Services (BPS)

The BPS Division of DACC serves a diverse community of learners by preparing students who choose a business or public service course of study with the knowledge and skills to successfully become professionals in a career technical field or by preparing them to succeed in a transfer degree program that leads to a bachelor’s degree.

Business & Public Services has programs in:

  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science
  • Health Information
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Services Management
  • Office Administration Technology
  • Pre-Business

Health Sciences (HS)

The HS Division is committed to educating and mentoring students to become skilled professionals who will meet the healthcare needs of the community and surrounding areas.

Health Sciences has programs in:

  • Allied Health Care Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Nursing
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy

Science, Engineering, & Mathematics (SEM)

The SEM Division provides students with a broad selection of general education courses in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics to prepare students for entry into college-level courses, to become professionals in a career field, and for transfer to four-year institutions.

Science, Engineering, & Mathematics offers an Associate of Sciences and provides courses in these disciplines:

  • Aerospace Technologies
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Math
  • Electronic Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Workforce Development & Career Readiness (WDCR)

WDCR provides opportunities for short-term, non-credit training programs, professional skill development, lifelong learning, high school equivalency, English as a Second Language (ESL) and career exploration for adult students.


Workforce Development & Career Readiness offers:

  • Centers for Education and Career Development (adult education)
  • Academy for Learning in Retirement
  • Career & Life Skills Academy
  • Career Exploration & Job Readiness
  • Customized Training
  • Digital Skills Academy
  • Health Career Certifications
  • Pottery for Adults
  • Truck Driving Academy
  • Union Pacific Industrial Skills Academy