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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Marketing

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This digital marketing certificate gives students an overview of the digital marketing tools and channels used by businesses and marketing agencies to communicate with customers. Students will gain a foundation of marketing principles and more specialized training that prepares them for a career in digital marketing. Courses cover social media, search engine optimization, customer relationship management, e-mail marketing, web development and content marketing.

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Location: Ankeny

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session

Graduation Requirements

Semester 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21


All classes except  WDV 151  currently contribute toward a Marketing AAS degree

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost: $750.

Students can expect to spend $100 - $150 per course for textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying e-texts.

Approximate total for program: $3,753*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Plan and execute digital marketing strategies to achieve organizational and client goals.
  • Manage social media marketing campaigns.
  • Manage email marketing campaigns.
  • Identify and facilitate mobile marketing strategies and tactics.
  • Build search engine optimization strategies and content marketing strategies for companies and clients.
  • Develop effective web-based marketing strategies.
  • Analyze digital data used in company and marketing-specific planning.
  • Create content for websites and blogs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Work well with people to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Demonstrate self-discipline, initiative, creative insight and good judgment.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, employees and employers.
  • Understand basic computer skills and software tools.
  • Recognize various facets of digital marketing.
  • Use technology for communication and business applications.
  • Develop basic visual pieces for digital marketing campaigns.
  • Use social media and build strategies to brand across prominent social media.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Tremendous job opportunities and growth due to shortage in digital marketing professionals.
  • Rapid advancement opportunities.
  • Certificate transitions efficiently into a Marketing AAS degree  .
  • Digital marketing careers often require a balance of technical and marketing skills.
  • Work 40-50 hours a week in a challenging environment.
  • This educational program is excellent preparation for those who may someday want to start their own business.

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