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

Attention 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.

As you visit a web site, you might notice the clear design and how easy it is to navigate tofind what you need. This is thanks to the people behind the scenes: web designers and web developers. The A.A.S. degree at LCCC prepares students for these positions within the information technology industry. Graduates of the program help to develop and support enterprise-level web sites using a variety of software.

Students in the program will apply current versions of HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and PHP with MySQL as they develop websites using Adobe Dreamweaver.  Students in the program have the opportunity to work on real world projects while applying effective project management techniques.  The latest development hardware and software technology is available at LCCC so you will be able to enter the workforce with the skills you need.

The LCCC program

We take your career as seriously as you do. The Web Design and Development A.A.S. program is customized to deliver the skills employers want most. In the program, you’ll develop and support a variety of web sites and become part of an information technology team focused on success.

Graduates of the program who go on to work as web designers and developers are able to:
    Design and build web sites using a variety of technologies customized to the needs of the individual or company
    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 to process transactions effectively and securely
    Solve complex problems
    Work effectively in teams

Job outlook

Web developers can work in large corporations, governments, small businesses, as full-time or part-time employees, part-time consultants or freelancers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce. The median wage for a web developer in Pennsylvania is $58,630.

For students interested in continuing their education, bachelor’s degrees in information technology or computer science are available at a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the area. Information on transfer options are available here. Or email

Career Outlook links

For more information on the career outlook for web designers, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career Link.


Mary Rasley, Professor of Computer Science
Mary Rasley, Professor of Computer Science
School of Communication Arts, Computers, and Technology
Office Phone: (610) 799-1029
Office Location: Technology Center, room 218, Schnecksville Campus

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
ART 107 Digital Design 3
CIS 112 Computational Thinking and Programming Logic 2
CIS 180 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 133 User Experience Design 3
CIS 141 Client-Side Scripting I 3.5
CIS 145 System Analysis and Design 3
CMN 120 Small Group Communication 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Semester Total 15.5
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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
or SOC 150
Introduction to Psychology
Intro to Sociology
Semester Total 15.5
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 128 Computer-Aided Logo and Advertising Design 3
CIS 207 Unix Server-Side Scripting 3
ENG 107 Writing in the Workplace 3
Elective* Mathematics 3-4
Elective* Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 61

*Mathematics electives may include all courses from MAT 105 or higher with the exception of MAT 121.
Students Occupationally and Academically Ready