Des Moines Area Community College

Accelerated Learning Program Directory: Des Moines Area Community College2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Size of school (credit students): 20,000 and larger

Contact information:

Shannon McGregor

Developmental writing program

How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: August 24, 2017
Sections offered in 1st semester: 5

Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 25
Class size for ALP developmental section: 12
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 3 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid less than full credits for teaching ALP.