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

Computer Languages


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The purpose of the Computer Languages certificate is to provide the student who is currently employed in computer operations or who has strong business computer applications experience in word processing, spreadsheets and databases with the knowledge of how to design, write and execute computer programs to solve specific business problems.

For more information about the Computer Languages certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/it/Pages/cis.aspx.

Locations: 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.
4. Successful completion of

  or equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

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

Semester 2


  • Select two courses from Option 1 Credits: 6
  • Select two courses from Option 2 Credits: 6

Option 1 - Select 6 Credits


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 28


Fixed Costs


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

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 795 600

Approximate total for program: $5,399*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


• Analyze problems and design solutions.
• Write instructions for machines and people.
• Make quick and accurate judgments.
• Edit and correct data from programs.
• Interpret results of programs to users.
• Assess and identify users’ needs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


• Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
• Think in a sequential order.
• Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
• Create factual data from abstract concepts.
• Communicate program design orally and in writing.
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
• Concentrate for long periods of time.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


• Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
• Think in a sequential order.
• Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
• Create factual data from abstract concepts.
• Communicate program design orally and in writing.
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
• Concentrate for long periods of time.

What are the salary expectations?


Programming/Database: The median annual wage for computer programmers was $74,280 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent cearned less than $42,850, and the top 10 percent earned more than $117,890. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages. Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bis.gov/home.htm

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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