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

Java Application Developer


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This certificate is designed to provide students with no programming background, a solid foundation on the logic and design of Java based programs. Students completing the course sequence will leave with basic Java skills that can be built upon in the work environment. Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in a development environment, including a basic understanding of databases and web applications.

The certificate is intended to be completed within one year and prepare students for an internship or entry-level Java programming position.

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

To earn a Java Application Developer certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average

Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18


Fixed Costs


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

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

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) $600 $600

Approximate total for program: $3,486*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


A computer programmer goes through the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The computer programmer also designs a graphical user interface (GUI) to make the software easier for non-technical users to use through easy, point-and-click menu options.

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 Program or Career Choice?


Programming: The median annual wage for computer programmers was $77,550 in May 2014. 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 earned 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. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm

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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