Programs

Drake State is a two-year comprehensive Community and Technical College training students for current and future employment in career technical programs or university transfer. The programs offer options for an associate in applied science degree or a certificate program allowing for immediate entry into the workforce.  There is also an option for degrees in associate in science and associate in art.

The programs are offered through five divisions:  

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Applied Services Technologies
  • Business, Computer Science and Engineering Technologies
  • General and Developmental Education
  • Health Sciences Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

The Advanced Manufacturing Programs provide students with a foundation of education and technical skills that will be the start of a process of lifelong learning.

The programs offer the training needed for a career in many promising fields. All of our industry certifications are nationally-recognized with real value in the marketplace. We also offer the opportunity to expand and add to skills and education through continuing education and degrees.

These nationally recognized, industry-specific certifications provide specialized, hands-on experience in your chosen career path. Our Programs also offer the Manfucturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) option to prepare our students for the workforce.

Degree Program Title

Credential Offered*

CIP

Automotive Service Technology

AAS/STC

15.0803

Electrical Technology – ADM

AAS/C/STC

15.0613

Engineering Design

AAS/C/STC

15.0613

Heating and Air Conditioning

AAS/C/STC

15.0501

Machine Tool Technology – ADM

AAS/C/STC

15.0613

Mechatronics – ADM

AAS/C/STC

15.0613

Welding - ADM

AAS/C/STC

15.0613

Applied Services Technologies

Graduates in the Applied Services Technologies Division are prepared to enter careers in cosmetology, barbering, nail care, esthetics, and culinary arts/hospitality services management.

Degree Program Title

Credential Offered*

CIP

Cosmetology Instructor Training

STC

12.0499

Culinary Arts/Hospitality Service Management

AAS/C/STC

12.0503

Salon and Spa Management

AAS/C/STC

12.0412

Business, Computer Science and Engineering Technologies

The Business, Computer Science and Engineering Technologies Division is comprised of those programs which prepare graduates for entry into the fields of business management, computer software systems and accounting.  

Program

Credential Offered*

CIP

Business Administration

AAS/STC

52.0201

Computer Information Systems

AAS/STC

11.0101

General and Developmental Education

The General and Developmental Education Division offers university transfer Associate in Science and Associate in Art Degrees.  This division also provides general education support in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science necessary for students of the college to establish the foundation for success in their chosen program of study.

Degree Program Title

Credential Offered*

CIP

Associate in Arts

AA

24.0101

Associate in Science

AS

24.0101

Health Sciences Technologies

The Health Sciences Division offers Associate in Applied Science degrees in Nursing (ADN), Nursing Mobility, and Medical Assisting Technology (MAT) and a certificate in practical nursing (PN). The division also offers a short term non-credit certificate in Nursing Assisting (NAS).  Graduates of the nursing program are eligible to seek licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. The MAT graduates are eligible for certification through the American Medical Technologists Association (AMT).

Degree Program Title

Credential Offered*

CIP

Medical Assistant

AAS/C/STC

51.0801

Nursing

AAS/C/STC

51.3801

* AA – Associate in Art; AS – Associate in Science; AAS – Associate in Applied Science; C – Certificate; STC - Short Term Certificate