DMACC Dual Enrollment


The courses listed are offered at Valley High School for both Valley High School and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) credit. Students will earn both Valley credits and college credits at no expense to the student. Students who choose to take any of the following courses must take each for DMACC credit. Students will be required to take all final exams associated with the course and cannot take the course pass/no pass. Finally, students enrolled in these courses will be generating a college transcript from DMACC while in high school. All DMACC policies in regard to 504s and IEPs will be followed. Many Advanced Placement courses are also dual-enrollment courses. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take. 


  • Ceramics Applications I (DMACC class = Ceramics; 3 credits)
  • Ceramics Applications II (DMACC class = Ceramics II; 3 credits)
  • Drawing Applications (DMACC class = Drawing; 3 credits)
  • Painting Applications (DMACC class = Painting; 3 credits)
  • Photo I: Principles of Digital Photography (DMACC class = Principles of Digital Photography; 3 credits) 
  • Photo II: Photoshop for Photography (DMACC class = Photoshop for Photography; 3 credits)
  • Video Production: (DMACC class = Video Production 1; 3 credits)


  • Collaborative Field Experience (DMACC class = Occupational Experience; 3 credits)
  • Computer Applications I (DMACC class = Introduction to Computer Business Applications; 3 credits)
  • Computer Applications II (DMACC class = Intermediate Computer Business Applications; 3 credits)
  • Sales — class (DMACC class = Principles of Selling; 3 credits) 
  • Introduction to Computer Applications: Keyboarding and Word (DMACC class = Basic Word Processing; 1 credit)
  • Workforce Development and Skills – job (DMACC class = Career Development Skills; 2 credits and Occupational Experience; 3 credits)

Computer Science:

  • AP Computer Science A (DMACC Class = PLTW Computer Science Applications; 3 credits) 
  • AP Computer Science Principles (DMACC Class = PLTW Computer Science Principles; 3 credits)

Engineering Technology:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (DMACC class = PLTW-Intro to Engineering and Design; 3 credits)
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (DMACC class = Civil Engineering and Architecture; 3 credits)
  • Principles of Engineering (DMACC class = PLTW-Principles of Engineering; 3 credits)

Family and Consumer Science:

  • Child Development (DMACC = Emergency Care and Early Childhood Development; 4 credits)
  • Café V (ProStart) (DMACC = Sanitation and Safety, Food Preparation; 5 credits) 
  • Culinary Work Experience (DMACC = Work Experience; 3 credits)
  • Design Studio (DMACC = Fashion Analysis and Design and Textiles; 6 credits)
  • Fashion Analysis and Design (DMACC = Fashion Analysis and Design; 3 credits)
  • Personal and Career Exploration (DMACC = Career Exploration; 1 credit)
  • Textile Construction II (DMACC = Intro to Garment Construction; 3 credits)

Language Arts:

  • Advanced Speech Communication (DMACC class = Fundamentals of Oral Communication; 3 credits)
  • AP Language and Composition (DMACC class = Composition I/Composition II; 
  • 6 credits)
  • AP Literature and Composition (DMACC class = Introduction to Literature/Contemporary Literature; 6 credits)
  • Advanced Creative Writing (DMACC class = Creative Writing; 3 credits)

Math (ALEKS exam required for enrollment):

  • AP Calculus AB (DMACC class = Calculus I; 5 credits)
  • AP Calculus BC (DMACC class = Calculus II; 5 credits)
  • AP Statistics (DMACC class = Statistics; 4 credits)
  • Pre-Calculus (DMACC class = Pre-Calculus; 5 credits)


  • Initial Field Experience (DMACC class = Initial Field Experience; 2 credits)
  • Foundations of Education (DMACC class = Foundations of Education; 3 credits)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (DMACC class = Advanced Nurse Aide, Emergency Care, Intro to Health Careers, Medical Terminology I, Nurse Aide 75 Hours, Survey of Health Careers; 14 credits)


  • AP Biology (DMACC class = General Biology I/General Biology II; 8 credits)
  • AP Chemistry (DMACC class = General Inorganic Chemistry I/General Inorganic Chemistry II; 8 credits) (potential ALEKS exam required for enrollment)
  • AP Environmental Science (DMACC class = Environmental Science/Environmental Science Lab; 4 credits)

Social Studies:

  • AP European History (DMACC class = Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern/Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present; 8 credits)
  • AP Psychology (DMACC class = Introduction to Psychology; 3 credits)
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics (DMACC class = American National Government and Politics; 3 credits)
  • AP U.S. History (DMACC class = U.S. History to 1877/U.S. History since 1877; 8 credits)
  • AP World History: Modern (DMACC class = Global Studies: Country Studies)
  • Global Studies: The Middle East and Islam; 6 credits)

World Languages:

  • AP Spanish Language (DMACC class = Intermediate Spanish I/Intermediate Spanish II; 8 credits)
  • German IV (DMACC class = Intermediate German I/Intermediate German II; 8 credits)

All DMACC dual credits are subject to obtaining a certified DMACC instructor. If no certified DMACC instructor is available to teach the course, no DMACC credits will be issued. Only Valley High School credits can be earned.