Iowa Western Community College

Computers: Application & Web Programming


Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.S.


Completed Online: Both
Completed in the Evenings: No
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Business and Computers
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

If you're looking to broaden your computer skills and take advantage of high-tech employment opportunities, the Application and Web Programming program of study is made just for you. What’s special about this program? How about:  

  • The use of smart boards
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • A totally wireless campus
  • A smaller class size for more individual attention

This program is designed to get you on the ground floor of any company. It prepares you to become a web programmer, programmer, or database programmer. Job placement is 100 percent, and there is the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year.  

Career Information

This program is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. This program will prepare students for entry-level jobs as software programmers and web programmers. In addition, because the skills learned in this program of study are applicable in many facets of the business world, students can find job opportunities in many different career fields as well. 

Career Coach

Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for application programs.
  • Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for web development.
  • Design, create and maintain a relational database system.
  • Create and develop interactive web pages.
  • Effectively interact with users to determine requirements.
  • Construct applications with database connectivity for various platforms.
  • Design and illustrate a computer network.
  • Evaluate systems and project management.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $40.99
Entry Level: $31.63
Experienced: $50.78

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.


GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

* The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the most recent academic year (as of July 1).