Web Development, Associate in Applied Sciences

Overview

Narrative

Websites 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.

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 an 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.

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

Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • 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.

Courses

First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

ARTA170Computer Graphics

4 credits

CISC100Computer Technology I

4 credits

CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

General Education Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

ARTA130Intro to Web Site Design

3 credits

ARTA180Digital Design & Typography I

3 credits

CISC128Client-side Scripting

4 credits

 

ENGL151LEnglish II

3 credits

OR

ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits

OR

ENGL151TEnglish II

3 credits

 

MATHMathematics Elective (QL)++

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

ARTA132Web Animation

3 credits

ARTA240Advanced Web Site Design

3 credits

CISC257Server-side Scripting

4 credits

CISC270Database Systems

4 credits

General Education Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth Semester

CISC208Mobile Development

4 credits

CISC150Object-oriented Programming

4 credits

CISC201Advanced Web Technologies

4 credits

General Education Elective

3 credits

Elective +

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 69

ENGL151: Students have a choice of ENGL151L (Literature option), ENGL151R (Report Writing) or ENGL151T (Technical Writing). Contact your advisor for guidance.

+ Suggested elective choices: BUSA131, ARTA181.

++ Mathematics Elective options: MATH140, MATH145, MATH150, MATH160, MATH165, MATH175, MATH176, MATH180, MATH181, MATH202, MATH210, MATH211.

  • 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 and Global Awareness (D).
  • One course must be Writing Intensive (WI).