Web Design and Development AAS

 Montgomery County Community College offers two concentrations—Web Design and Web Development—within its Web Design and Development AAS program. Both concentrations require extensive hands-on work in state-of-the-art computer laboratories.

The Web Design concentration provides a solid foundation for future website designers, information architects, and user experience designers. Courses include art and two-dimensional design, basic programming, and HTML.

The Web Development concentration prepares students for work as web programmers and developers. Courses focus on programming and databases.

Design Concentration Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design and develop interactive and standards compliant websites that demonstrate modern web development and visual design techniques;
  • Create websites that incorporate the fundamental principles of visual design;
  • Plan and manage the administrative and business processes for software development;
  • Display the foundational skills and professional practices necessary to succeed and grow in the web design and development field;
  • Evaluate end-user needs and develop websites that adhere to usability and accessibility guidelines; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.

 Development Concentration Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design and develop secure, scalable, and standards compliant websites that demonstrate modern web development and software engineering techniques;
  • Design and utilize databases to develop interactive websites and applications;
  • Demonstrate the fundamental principles of system administration;
  • Plan and manage the administrative and business processes for software development;
  • Display the foundational skills and professional practices necessary to succeed and grow in the web design and development field;
  • Evaluate end-user needs and develop websites that adhere to usability and accessibility guidelines; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.

Career Pathway

Curriculum

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Mathematics1 3
CIS 111 CSI: Programming Concepts 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #1 3

(15 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

ENG 117 or
ENG 115
Writing for Business and Industry or
Writing for Technical Comm
3
Elective Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences and
Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity
3

CIS 111B

CS2: Object Oriented Programming 3
ART 148 Graphic Design Applications 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #2 3

(15 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
CIS 140 Client-Side Web Development 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #3 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #4 3

(15 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester

MGT 231 Project Management 3
Elective Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4
Elective Core Goal 10: Exercises and Health Sciences 2
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #5 3

(15 Credit Hours)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 60

1Any course approved to meet the Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills. Students taking MAT 100 and CIS 111 will also satisfy this goal.

Concentration Requirements

Design Concentration

ART 130 Two Dimensional Design Principles 3
ART 135 Typography 3
ART 138 Digital Art I 3
ART 149 Computer Graphics: Page Layout and Design 3
ART 233 Visual Design for the Internet 3

Development Concentration

CIS 155 PC Applications for Networks 3
CIS 141 or
CIS 158
Introduction to Linux or
Windows Server Admin and Support
3
CIS 151 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 241 Server-Side Web Development 3
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