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Making an informed decision about which college to attend or which degree program to pursue can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly a decade we've been helping aspiring students and education oriented professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.

CHOICES is a program which has over 650 occupations and 4000 schools in its data base. The program allows you to search the database using a variety of criteria. You can then get a complete list of information about the job or school.

KUDER'S - Assess your interests, skills, and work values online with the DMACC College and Career Planning System powered by Kuder. Using your assessment results, build your personal career plan and explore a variety of college and career options. The following batch codes are necessary for DC-G High School students to work with Kuder:

  • Interest Inventory - I933533EKJ
  • Job skills assessment - S933532EKJ
  • Work Values Inventory - V933534EKJ

Create your own account by clicking on "New Users" to the left. If you have already created an account, click on returning users to begin using the system.

The College Planning Center provides information for Iowa students as well as free publications. The Iowa Student aid commission provides Mapping your future a program for a look at school and career options.

Surveys can provide interesting insight to jobs and college environments. Check out Vault and read tips from students about admissions, academics, employment, qualities of life, and social life on campus.

Collegeboard offers search programs for colleges, scholarships and careers.

The Education Center has a good quick find scroll down menu for college and scholarship searches.

The U.S. government also provides the Occupation Outlook handbook for career exploration.

Campus Tours provides prospective students with a visual tour of hundreds of college campuses.

For Sports oriented students check the eligibility standards for:

My Majors is a great way for students to think about questions to consider when selecting a major. It's to 120 school counseling sites, 45 university advisement sites and the National Academic Advisement Association.

A good site for general college information is a2zcolleges.

Medical Assisting - In order to become a Medical Assistant in the state of Iowa, a person will need to take part in the appropriate schooling and educational courses. Thankfully, there are many different medical assistant schools in Iowa. Some of these schools provide people with the opportunity to obtain certification as a medical assistant, while others lead to an associate’s degree in medical assisting. The exact type of education that a student will want to take part in will largely depend on his or her exact career.