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

Web Developer, Advanced

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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  .

For more information about the Advanced Web Developer certificate, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall or Spring 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 an Advanced Web Developer certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

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Semester 1

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……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 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: $3,205*

*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 Program or Career Choice?

  • 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 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)

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