DMACC Academic Skills Guide

DMACC academic skills guide

What classes should I take in high school if I want to become a medical assistant?

I've been out of school for 15 years. Should I brush up on math before I go into the Electronics, Robotics and Automation field?

Why do I have to study English if I'm planning to be a commercial artist?

The DMACC Academic Skills Guide is designed to help students-and their parents, counselors and teachers-answer questions like these. Based on interviews with DMACC's program chairs, the guide identifies entry-level skills for each diploma and degree program in the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Language
  • Math
  • Computer
  • Learning (study skills and critical thinking skills)

The guide explains how these skills are used in the program and on the job. It also lists recommended high school courses for each program.

Check the Academic Skills Guide entry for the program of your choice by clicking on the Skills Guide Areas link at the left, or go to the alphabetical listing of DMACC's Programs of Study.