Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be offering an assortment of learning options for the upcoming fall semester due to COVID-19, which will include face-to-face learning.

DMACC President Rob Denson released a statement about learning options at the 12 campuses and learning centers across central Iowa, including the VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. Denson said they are expanding online programs, including the use of DMACC Rx, a real time virtual platform. However, for those who want to attend classes in person, most of the curriculum will still be taught in the classroom as well. Denson noted that the safety and health of students and staff is his top priority, so there will be an assortment of safeguards in place at their campuses.

Steps being taken for the fall semester include: expanding cleaning protocols; creating signage to emphasize safety; reducing the number of students in classrooms; modifying time between classes to reduce congestion in buildings and common areas; and instituting physical distancing and face covering requirements. DMACC will also offer a blend of online and in-person learning for those interested. The new school year will begin August 26th. For more information on learning opportunities, click the link below.