Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog


Web Developer, Advanced Certificate

Location(s): West Des Moines

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This certificate provides students with the advanced technology and skills required to develop, enhance and maintain most commercial website applications, with an emphasis on server-side capability and high-level scripting skills.

This certificate is recommended for students who have been working in this field and are seeking additional education in web development skills and technologies. This certificate is also available for those students who have already completed the Web Developer certificate  or Web Developer diploma  .

Program Details

Pathway: Design, Media, & the Arts

More information on this Pathway.

Students start Fall or Spring semester

Graduation Requirements

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

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 15

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

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Costs for books, supplies, etc., will be determined by course.

Books (approximate) 600
Software (optional, one-time purchase of the Adobe Academic Creative Suite) 400

Approximate total for the program: $3,895**

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Use a variety of technologies and software tools to implement advanced functionality in website applications.
  • Create and/or implement server-side functionality such as blogs, event calendars, newsletter registration/delivery, forums, etc.
  • Create and implement server-side functionality to website application such as database-driven product pages, e-commerce payment processing, inventory management, shopping carts, event registration and other content management system functionality.
  • Work within existing layouts and presentations to implement functionality.
  • Interact with web designers and web developers as part of a group or team on a project.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Strong background on HTML/XHTML, CSS and javascript.
  • Ability to define a problem, create a solution and then implement that solution.
  • Interest and ability to figure out how things work.
  • Good communication skills, especially written and personal skills.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work without a lot of supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills.

What Else Should I Consider about this Certificate program?

  • Classes require daily use of a computer with current software and operating system.
  • The material, software and technologies within this program change very rapidly.
  • Many employment opportunities are part-time, contract and self-employed work that depend upon proven experience or work examples.
  • This certificate provides more web programming skills and an emphasis on writing code within website applications.

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. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

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 Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive 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, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 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
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

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