Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog

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Web Development, AAS



The Web Development AAS degree is intended for the student who is interested in designing and building commercial website applications. The program offers a variety of skills, technologies and current software tools. A student who completes this program will be able to evaluate, design and build a commercial website. They will be able to create the expected functionality of the website, including such e-commerce components as database-driven content, shopping carts and payment processing.

Web development tools and technologies are constantly changing. The courses will use current industry software based on current standards. Many of the upper-level courses in this program are designed to address the newest and developing technologies that are an expectation of this field.

Graduates of this program have a variety of employment opportunities. They may work with small to mid-sized firms that provide web development services. They may work with large corporations on corporate websites. This program also provides graduates with a set of skills that will allow them to work on their own as a contractor, or to start their own business venture.

For more information about the Web Development AAS degree, 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 Development AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 3


Option 1 Courses


Semester 4


Semester 5


Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 70


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 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 300 200 300 300 230
Supplies (approximate)   20   20   20   20   20
Software (optional, one-time purchase Adobe Academic Creative Suite) 400
 

 

 

 

Approximate total for the program: $13,610-$14,010**
 

**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 Degree program?


  • 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.
  • Compatible areas of study include Graphic Design, Photography, Marketing, Sales, Computer Programming, Databases 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 commercial website applications using WordPress
  7. Build website applications using Drupal
  8. Implement current and emerging software, techniques and technologies
  9. Publish website applications to commercial hosting accounts

Nondiscrimination Statement


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, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. 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, dso@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. Questions 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 60661-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)