Web Design and Development Certificate

Montgomery County Community College offers concentrations in Design and Development within its Web Design and Development Certificate program.

The Web Design concentration provides a solid foundation for future website designers, information architects, and user experience designers. The Web Development concentration prepares students for work as web programmers and developers.

Both concentrations require extensive hands-on work in state-of-the-art computer laboratories and are useful for experienced graduates looking to change their career directions or update their skills.

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; 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.

 

Career Pathway

Curriculum

First Semester

CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
CIS 114 Web Design and Development 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #1 3

(9 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

ART 148 Computer Graphics I 3
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object-Oriented Programming 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #2 3

(9 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

CIS 140 Client-Side Web Development 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #3 3
ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #4 3

(9 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester

ART/CIS Concentration Requirement #5 3

(3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 30

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

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Development Concentration

CIS 155 PC Applications for Networks 3
CIS 140 or
CIS 158
Introduction to Linux or
Windows Server Admin and Support
3
CIS 155 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 245 Database Management Systems/SQL 3
CIS 241 Server-Side Web Development 3

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