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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Web Developer Diploma

The Web Developer diploma provides a basic set of web development skills that focus on creating commercial website applications. A student who completes this diploma should be able to design and build a commercially oriented website application using a variety of software tools. They are also provided a general education background that will enhance their overall education. This diploma prepares the student for continuation toward the Web Development AAS degree.

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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 Developer diploma, 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

Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 37

 These courses are applicable to the Web Development AAS degree  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

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

Approximate total for the program: $6,799*

* 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 nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination 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 may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)