Des Moines Area Community College will pilot a Spanish-language section of its required course, “The College Experience," this fall. New students at DMACC are required to take the course during their first semester of most academic programs. The course aims to promote college success by familiarizing students with academic resources, connecting them with the DMACC community and teaching life skills. The pilot is an effort to provide native Spanish speakers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the course in a language that is familiar to them, while also offering an opportunity for students fluent in Spanish to engage in academic studies using another language, said Erica Spiller, DMACC orientation and transfer-relations coordinator.