Web Development

Business & Technology
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Sciences

Program Narrative
Web sites are indispensable tools for every aspect of business. If you're interested in being a part of this growing field of employment, you will want to secure the right set of skills. Attractive job candidates have the ability to design the look of a website and also to program the technical aspects that provide an interactive feel. We have designed our Web Development program to train students for both the creative and technical sides of the job.

Our program is geared toward gaining employment upon graduation, rather than transferring to a four-year college. Upon graduation students will be equipped with the skills to qualify for positions such as web developer, web programmer, web designer, interactive web developer, web application developer, and director of web services.

Program Features
The Web Development AAS Program offers the student a strong educational core focused on design and programming for the web. Students develop the skills necessary to develop and maintain robust, well-designed, interactive and dynamic web sites. Students study client-side scripting, server-side scripting, object-oriented programming and database systems as a means to develop programming skills. Courses such as Computer Graphics, Introduction to Web Design, Web Animation, and Interactive Programming give students the chance to develop their design skills.

In your final semester, you will develop a portfolio in Advanced Web Portfolio and create a functional dynamic web site in the capstone course, Advanced Web Technologies. The student portfolio and capstone project will be key tools in your job search.

This program can be completed in two-years of full-time study with a combination of day and evening courses.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:

  • Develop effective approaches to solving problems related to web site development.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements for web site creation.
  • Design, build, and/or maintain aesthetically pleasing web sites using WYSIWYG editors and graphic design tools, with a focus on usability.
  • Develop proficiency with programming, scripting languages, and database design techniques needed for interactive dynamic web applications.
  • Exhibit proficiency in both design and technical aspects of web design.
Web Development,
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Course Code Course Title
Credits
First Semester
ARTA 170 Computer Graphics
4
CISC 100 Computer Technology I
4
CMTH 102 Speech Communication
3
ENGL 101C English I
3
------------- General Education Elective
3
17
Second Semester
ARTA 130 Introduction to Web Design
3
ARTA 180 Digital Design & Typography I
3
CISC 128 Client-side Scripting
4
ENGL 151 *
English II *
3
MATH___ Mathematics Elective (QL) ++
3
16
Third Semester
ARTA 132 Web Animation with Flash
3
ARTA 240 Advanced Web Site Design
3
CISC 158 Server-side Scripting
4
CISC 270 Data Base Systems
4
----------- General Education Elective
3
17
Fourth Semester
CISC 208 Mobile Development
4
CISC 150 Object-Oriented Programming
4
CISC 201 Advanced Web Technologies
4
----------- General Education Elective
3
----------- Elective +
3
18
Total Credits
68


* Students have a choice of ENGL 151L (Literature option), ENGL151R (Report Writing) or ENGL 151T (Technical Writing).  Contact your advisor for guidance.

+ Suggested elective choices: BUSA 131, ARTA 181.
++ Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 150, 160, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 202, 210, 211.

  • For the General Education Electives, students must take three courses from at least two of the following areas: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Society and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
  • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
  • One course must be Writing Intensive (WI).

Career Potential: Web Application Developer, Web Designer, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Webmaster, Internet Developer

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