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

Web Development, AAS

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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

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.

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.

Requirements for the Diploma

Semester 3

Option 1 - Select 1

  • Any course with the prefix BUS Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix CIS Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix CSC Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix ELT Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix GRD Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix GRT Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix MDT Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix MKT Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix NET Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix TEL Credits: 3
  • Any course with the prefix WDV Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3

Requirements for the AAS Degree

Semester 4

Semester 5

Required Course(s)

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 67

Fixed Costs

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

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

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 300 300 300 300 300
Supplies (approximate)   20   20   20   20   20
Software (optional, one-time purchase Adobe Academic Creative Suite) 400        

Approximate total for the program: $11,581*

* 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 Program or Career Choice?

• 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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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