Web Design and Development Certificate

Design Concentration

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.

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

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

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 SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 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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