Web Development - AS Degree


The goal of the A.S. degree in Web Development is to provide students with the broad educational background required to transfer to a four-year school in a related discipline and the opportunity to acquire training necessary to meet the demand for skilled personnel to develop and maintain websites for private corporations, non-profit or government organizations, and individuals.

The need for individuals who possess web development skills has grown exponentially in recent years due to convergence of technology on the Internet and the prominent role web sites play in the daily activities of businesses and other organizations.

The web curriculum is a vocational program that reflects the multi-faceted nature of the competencies required to become a professional web developer. The program is, therefore, interdisciplinary and draws from courses offered in both the Computer Applications and Web Technologies (CAWT) and Computer Science Departments. Cooperative Work Experience Education is also an essential component included in the sequence of required classes.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong and balanced foundation in aspects of both front- and back-end web development. Students will develop proficiency with markup languages, cascading style sheets, web authoring software, database connectivity, image and search engine optimization, client- and server-side programming, e-commerce considerations, and the entire web life-cycle development process.

Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement dynamic, interactive websites.

Program Requirements:
Units Required: 34

CAWT-074
Introduction to Photoshop - Brief | 1.5 units
CAWT-076
Introduction to WordPress | 1.5 units
CAWT-160
Microsoft Access I | 3.0 units
CAWT-170
Website Development I | 3.0 units
CAWT-171
Website Development II | 3.0 units
CAWT-173
Web Development: Dreamweaver | 3.0 units
CAWT-174
Web Prototyping and Images | 3.0 units
CMPSCI-190
Web Programing: Javascript | 3.0 units
CMPSCI-192
PHP Programing | 3.0 units

Plus ten units from the following:

CAWT-082
Adobe Acrobat - Brief | 1.5 units
CAWT-115
Business English | 3.0 units
CAWT-116
Business Communications | 3.0 units
CAWT-161
Microsoft Access II | 3.0 units
CMPNET-154
CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks | 3.5 units
CMPSCI-111
Introduction to Algorithms and Programming/Java | 3.0 units
CMPSCI-111L
Introduction to Algorithms and Programming Lab | 1.0 unit
CMPSCI-235
C++ Programming | 3.0 units
CMPSCI-236
C++ Object Oriented Programming | 3.0 units
GMD-101
Introduction to Visual Communication | 3.0 units
GMD-144
Graphic Design I | 3.0 units
GMD-145
Type and Typography | 3.0 units
GMD-177
Web Page Design I | 3.0 units
GMD-277
Web Page Design II | 3.0 units
BUS-190
Principles of Electronic Commerce | 3.0 units
BUS-192
E-Business Strategy | 3.0 units
CWE-188OCC
Cooperative Work Experience Education | 1.0 unit

Computer Applications student at computer. photo © Robin Spurs

 

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Computer Applications student with instructor at computer. photo © Robin Spurs