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  • Foreign: $ 250 / Module
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    The Visual Basic Application Development Certificate focuses on the principles and practices necessary to design, develop, and deploy web applications using the Visual Basic interactive development environment (IDE). Graduates will be able to build real-world Visual Basic applications based on the knowledge and skills gained in the program.

    This program prepares the adult learner to seek entry-level career positions such as: Web Database Developer, Visual Basic Developer, and .NET Developer. Graduates will be able to apply and use Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Visual Basic to develop web applications. Prior experience with object-oriented software development is strongly recommended.

    Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

    • Discuss the impact of the .NET framework on Information Technology Management, on Security, and on Global Economies as it applies to enterprise ecommerce solutions on the Web.
    • Explore and analyze the hierarchy of the Framework Class Libraries (FCL); use the objects and properties to design and develop applications on the Web.
    • Appraise the architecture, the lifecycle, management issues, and process for developing Visual Basic and ASP web applications.
    • Differentiate between traditional programming and event-driven programming and also between traditional programming and object oriented programming; examine the application of OOP in the Visual Basic IDE.
    • Appraise the features, functionality, power, and advantages of Visual Basic.NET that have made it a viable tool for web site design, development, deployment, and management.
    • Analyze the ASP.NET facilities to establish and maintain state between connections within the context of the stateless and connectionless HTTP protocol.
    • Assess the provisions in VB.NET for performing component-based programming, exception handling, and interface-based programming; also assess their impact on Information Technology Management.
    • Discuss the architecture, advantages, and functionality of both ADO.NET and the Active-X component architecture; also explain the concept of connection pooling.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline End of every month Tuition fee
    • USD 250 Module (International)

    Tuition fee per 1 credit

    Start date Any time 2015 Beginning of every month Credits 18 credits
    Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    • ENTD200 Fundamentals of Programming
    • ENTD361 Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Introduction
    • ENTD461 Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Advanced
    • ENTD462 Enterprise Development Using ASP.NET
    • WEBD241 Web Development Using JavaScript
    • WEBD242 Web Development Using XHTML

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

    You have the option to undergo a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), but it is not a requirement. We may request official transcripts from CHEA or AUCC accredited institutions via the TCE process. Students that earned their college credit at a non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institution must have a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency conducted by an APUS-approved agency for the TCE

    Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.

    Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being able to register for class.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American Public University.


    Whether you’re planning to attend college for the first time or returning to complete your degree, there are many decisions to make along the way. And one of the most important decisions you’ll make is how to finance your education. From self-pay to tuition assistance to federal aid, we can help you evaluate these options and choose what works best for you. If you have any questions, please email us at or call 877-755-2787.

    • Federal Student Aid (FSA)
    • Military Tuition Assistance & other military aid
    • Veterans benefits
    • Scholarships, private loans, and employer vouchers
    • Direct self-pay online using credit cards, e-checks, or payment plan


    Accreditation within higher education is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that gives public recognition to institutions that meet established quality standards. The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public as to the quality of an institution and its commitment to high standards through a system of continuous improvement. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. American Public University System (APUS) has obtained accreditation as well as specialized/programmatic accreditation.

    Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

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