Jun 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog

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Web Developer, Certificate



This certificate provides a core set of web development skills for working with commercial website applications. The coursework focuses on client side development skills including design, presentation, image manipulation, web page creation, stylesheets and basis javascript functionality. Wordpress is featured as an introduction to content management software.

A student who completes this certificate should be able to maintain, update, design and build a commercially oriented website application with a focus on the client side present ion. More advanced functionality would be available within Wordpress applications.

For more information about the Web Developer certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/it/Pages/webdev.aspx.

Program Details


Location: West


Students may start any semester


Graduation Requirements


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

Semester 1


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21


These credits are applicable to the Web Developer diploma  and the Web Development AAS degree  .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 400 300
Software (optional, one-time purchase of the Adobe Academic Creative Suite) 400  

Approximate total for the program: $4,754**

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Updates and modifications to existing website applications.
  • Debugging and fixing of website applications.
  • Creating new pages and content for existing applications.
  • Implementing new technologies in older website applications.
  • Meet with customers and clients to determine needs, expectations and deadlines.
  • Creation of new website applications.
  • Manipulation of images and other content for presentation on a web page.
  • Use a variety of skills and technologies to define, design and build applications that meet customer and client business expectations.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Interest and curiosity about new and developing technologies related to the Internet.
  • Good communication skills, especially written and personal skills.
  • Self-motivation and excellent time management skills. Excellent general computer skills and a high comfort level using new software.

What Else Should I Consider about this Certificate?


  • Classes require daily use of a computer with current software and operating system.
  • Program uses both Mac and PC skills.
  • The material, software and technologies within this program change very rapidly.
  • Many employment opportunities are part-time, contract and self-employed work that require experience or work examples.
  • Very compatible and valuable to the following areas of study: Graphic Design, Photography, Marketing, Sales, Computer Programming, Entrepreneurship, Journalism and Business.

Program Competencies


  1. Communicate verbally and in writing.
  2. Work as a team member using web development technologies and concepts.
  3. Design client website applications using current software and techniques.
  4. Build client website applications using current HTML, CSS and Javascript standards.
  5. Build database driven server side applications using PHP.
  6. Build website applications using Drupal.
  7. Implement current and emerging software, techniques and technologies.
  8. Publish website applications to commercial hosting accounts.

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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 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@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.).(2018)