DES MOINES (AP)--Des Moines Area Community College plans to begin work this fall on a $3.1 million center in downtown Perry.
The center will offer a variety of classes for high school students and adults, but students won't be able to earn associate's degrees. College officials say some will get enough training to get better jobs and others will transfer to another DMACC campus.
Officials plan to pay for the building with $1.6 million in borrowed money from the state, private donations and $500,000 from the community college.
Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2011.
The community college has six campuses and three smaller centers.