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Visual Basic Application Development

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Visual Basic Application Development

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72%Have Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt1

About This Program

Get the Visual Basic skills you need to design, develop, and deploy web applications using the Visual Basic interactive development environment (IDE) with the Visual Basic application development undergraduate certificate from American Military University (AMU).

Through your Visual Basic online courses, you will:

  • Apply Visual Basic applications to fulfill business objectives in real-world environments, while focusing on object-oriented programming languages and frameworks
  • Learn how to create custom programs for enterprise needs

NOTE: Prior experience with object-oriented software development is strongly recommended.

What You Will Do

  1. Study the .NET framework’s impact on IT management, security, and global economies with regard to business ecommerce solutions
  2. Learn the framework class libraries (FCL) hierarchy and use its objects and properties to create web applications
  3. Become familiar with the architecture, lifecycle, management issues, and process for developing Visual Basic and ASP web applications
  4. Understand the differences between traditional, event-driven, and object-oriented programming (OOP), as well as the application of OOP in the Visual Basic integrated development environment (IDE)
  5. Increase your knowledge of the features, functionality, power, and advantages of Visual Basic.NET that make it a viable tool for website design, development, deployment, and management

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4449

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This course introduces students to writing computer programs. The class presents the principles of structured programming using the Python® language, one of the most increasingly preferred languages for programming today. Because of its ease of use, it is ideal as a first programming language and runs on both the PC and Macintosh platforms. The course is designed for people without previous programming experience who do not necessarily plan on becoming professional programmers. However, the knowledge gained in the class can be applied later to other languages such as C and Java®. Participants learn to solve problems logically by breaking them into smaller pieces, which can then be solved. The course uses standard Python to afford a more interactive experience. Topics include: introduction to computing - how does a computer work?; input and output - getting information to and from the user; variables and expressions - performing arithmetic; data statements - reading information from inside the program; text files - reading information from other files; arrays - groups of variables; debugging - finding errors in your program; graphics; and formatting - changing how things look on the screen. Python® is a registered trademark of the Python Software Foundation. JavaScript® is a registered trademark of Oracle America, Inc.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4585

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This course introduces the scripting languages necessary in custom programming for server administration and security purposes. Introductory level programming will be covered using scripting languages such as JavaScript®, VBScript®, Windows Shell Script, Python® and SQL. Previous programming experience is recommended. You must have access to a Windows®-based system to successfully complete the assignments in the course. JavaScript® is a registered trademark of Oracle America, Inc. VBScript® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Python® is a registered trademark of the Python Software Foundation. Windows® is registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 5333

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This course studies the .NET framework. Students will examine the differences between Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VB.NET. Students will examine Common Language Runtime (CLR), Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), NET Framework Class Library, and Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET). The course will create classes, properties, methods, constructor methods, sub-procedures, and function-procedures. Students will handle events, explore datatypes, build Windows forms, add and interact with controls, specify events, develop event-handling code, and add menus. Students will also evaluate ADO.NET, choose an ADO.NET provider, connect to a database, and perform database interactions. Students must have access to Visual Studio® 2019 Community Edition (or higher). This software is not covered by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. (Prerequisite: ENTD200) Visual Studio® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 2645

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This course is a study of the theory, concepts, and applications of the Active Server Page (ASP.NET) web development environment. Students will learn about working with the page (web form, error handling, tracing, page personalization, and rich page composition), the ASP.NET object Model (request, response, server, session, application, global.asax file, and collaborative data object), the HTTP Request Context and life cycle. The student will also manage and establish state across HTTP connections, MVC model and web services. Students must have access to Visual Studio® or Visual Web Developer Express Edition® software. (Prerequisite: ENTD200 and ENTD361) Visual Studio® and Visual Web Developer® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 2648

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This course is a study of the C# language and its object-oriented facilities to create applications using the .NET Framework. Students will explore data types, classes, methods, parameters, properties, interfaces, iteration, conditional branching, constructor methods, and destructor methods. They will examine parameter passing, method overloading, method overriding, access modifiers, exception handling, and event handling. They will also create forms with controls, and with event handling for these controls. Students will also use Visual Studio.Net to set profiles, create projects, use the solution explorer, set references, set project properties, use the code editor, define assembly information, compile the code, run the application, and debug the program. Students must have access to Microsoft Visual Studio® software. Students must have access to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or Visual C# 2010 Express Edition or higher. (Prerequisites: ENTD200 and ENTD361) Microsoft Visual Studio® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 2630

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This course expands on the topics that were introduced in Web Development Fundamentals (WEBD121). This course introduces the student to fundamental JavaScript programming concepts such as variables and data, functions, controlling program flow (branching and iterating), the JavaScript object model (window, document, image, history, location, and navigator objects), and JavaScript language objects (String, Array, Date, and Math objects). This course also addresses the development of interactive forms with JavaScript, cookies and JavaScript security, controlling frames with JavaScript, and custom JavaScript objects. Students must have access to Internet Explorer 7 (or higher) or FireFox 39.0 (or higher) software. This course covers the CIW JavaScript Specialist curriculum of the CIW JavaScript Specialist certification. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. (Prerequisite: WEBD121)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Nov 7
Register by Nov 4

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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