Web Design and Development AAS

The Web Design and Development Certificate program Design Concentration prepares graduates for employment as entry-level Web site designers, information architects, and user experience designers.

Career Pathway

Concentration Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • design and develop interactive and standards compliant Web sites that demonstrate modern Web development and visual design techniques.
  • create Web sites 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 Web sites that adhere to usability and accessibility guidelines.
  • demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.

Development Concentration

Purpose

The Web Design and Development Certificate program Development Concentration prepares graduates for employment as entry-level Web programmers and developers.

Concentration Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • design and develop secure, scalable, and standards compliant Web sites that demonstrate modern Web development and software engineering techniques.
  • design and utilize databases to develop interactive Web sites 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 Web sites that adhere to usability and accessibility guidelines.
  • demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.

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 SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 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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