Des Moines Area Community College has six campuses, one each in Ankeney, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban Des Moines and West Des Moines. There are also several satellite and partner locations where students can take select courses. There are many different educational opportunities to students from all walks of life. There are transfer programs for students wishing to complete the first two years of their undergraduate degree. There are also programs for professionals, people seeking new careers, high school students wishing to get a head start on a college education and adults wishing to brush up on professional skills or personal areas of interest.
Student life on campus is active and varied. The Bears participate in intercollegiate sports and the college also offers intramural sports. There are also several pre-professional, departmental and social clubs including Artery, DECA, hospitality, dentistry and photography. There’s also a fitness center that offers individual training, group classes and a place for students to exercise and stay in shape.