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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Computer Languages, Diploma


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The purpose of the Computer Languages Diploma is to provide the student who is currently employed in computer operations or who has strong business computer applications experience in word processing, spreadsheets and databases with the knowledge of how to design, write and execute computer programs to solve specific business problems.

For more information about the Computer Languages Diploma, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/computerlang.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Successful completion of CSC 110  or equivalent.

Graduation Requirements


To earn a Computer Languages certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 30


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) 995 1000

Approximate total for program: $6,525**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Analyze problems and design solutions.
  • Write instructions for machines and people.
  • Make quick and accurate judgments.
  • Edit and correct data from programs.
  • Interpret results of programs to users.
  • Assess and identify users’ needs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
  • Think in a sequential order.
  • Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
  • Create factual data from abstract concepts.
  • Communicate program design orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time.

What Else Should I Consider about this Diploma?


  • Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
  • Think in a sequential order.
  • Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
  • Create factual data from abstract concepts.
  • Communicate program design orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time.

What are the salary expectations?


Programming/Database: The median annual wage for computer programmers was $74,280 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent cearned less than $42,850, and the top 10 percent earned more than $117,890. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages. Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bis.gov/home.htm

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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