Morningside and DMACC announce a pathway for DMACC students to complete agricultural programs at Morningside.

Sioux City, IA – Morningside College and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) now offer a pathway for DMACC students to seamlessly complete a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education and a Bachelor of Arts in applied agricultural and food studies at Morningside.

The partnership between Morningside College and DMACC is part of the Morningside College Pathways (MCP) program. In this program, students can earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at DMACC and transfer up to 70 academic credits to Morningside College. In an effort to ensure a smooth transition, generous scholarship opportunities are available for transferring students and full-time MCP students will receive a $2,000 annual MCP grant when they enroll at Morningside.

“We are thrilled to work with our colleagues at DMACC to create new opportunities for students to continue their education at Morningside College,” says Dr. Tom Paulsen, associate professor and Chair of the Applied Agricultural and Food Studies department at Morningside. “The demand for agricultural education is stronger than ever, and we’re fortunate to have great community partners in Siouxland and beyond that can provide our students with comprehensive and valuable hands-on learning experiences.” 

DMACC students interested in the Morningside College Pathways program can apply as early as the end of their first semester, and it is recommended that students apply for admission no later than the end of their first year at DMACC. Applications can be found at

The Morningside College Regina Roth Agricultural and Food Studies program explores the agriculture industry and prepares students for careers in agricultural and food studies, agriculture education, agribusiness, environmental policy and law, agronomy, and food safety. Learn more here.

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