Computer Specialist - Web Design and Development A.A.S. (CSW)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Prepares students for occupations such as a Web developer in the information technology industry. Graduates will be prepared to participate in the development and support of enterprise-level electronic commerce Web sites using methodologies focused on the development of those sites without the use of pre-packaged software.  

Students will apply current versions of HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, and PHP with MySQL in the development of websites.  Real-World projects are integrated throughout the program and effective project management techniques are used.  Adobe Dreamweaver is presented as a tool to aid in the creation of websites.

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

  • apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills.

  • work effectively in teams to create websites using technologies presented in the curriculum.

  • develop an electronic commerce business plan.

  • apply effective design principles to create attractive, accessible, secure client-side and server-side websites.

  • develop dynamic server-side websites that interact with Database Management Systems (DBMS) to process transactions effectively and securely.

Computer Specialist - Web Design and Development A.A.S. (CSW)
First Semester   Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
ART 107 Digital Design 3
CIS 112

Computational Thinking and Programming Logic

CIS 180 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
  Semester Total 14
Second Semester    
CIS 133 User Experience Design 3
CIS 141 Client-Side Scripting I 3.5
CIS 145 System Analysis and Design 3
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving, and Team building 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing 3
  Semester Total 15.5
Third Semester    
CIS 111 Electronic Commerce 3
CIS 116 Dreamweaver 1
CIS 142 Client-Side Scripting II 2
CIS 255 The Database Environment 3.5
ART 248 Web-Based Animation 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
or SOC 150 Intro to Sociology 3
  Semester Total 15.5
Fourth Semester    
ART 128 Computer-Aided Logo and Advertising Design 3
CIS 207 Unix Server-Side Scripting 3.5
Elective* Lab Science 4-5
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective* Social Science/Humanities 3

Semester Total

  Credit Total 61.5-62.5

*Except for MAT 105, no mathematics courses numbered below 130 will fulfill the mathematics requirement.