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Major Code: 3100
Award: AAS
CIPS Code: 11.0801
Total Credits: 60-65

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Development and Graphic Design prepares students for careers in the design and development of web sites and other visual communications. Career titles may include web developer, web designer, web master, and graphic designer. A Certificate of Completion (CCL), which does not include the general education courses, is embedded in this Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Certificate, which focuses entirely on career oriented technology courses, is also available as a stand alone Certificate.


Program Notes

++ indicates any suffixed courses. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.

Program Prerequisites

None

Required Courses

Credits: 21
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I (3) OR
CIS132HTML/CSS (3) 3
 
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II, (3) OR
CIS233DCInternet Web Development: Dreamweaver (3) 3
 
CIS235E-Commerce 3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 17
Students must select one (1) of three (3) tracks.
 
Track I: Graphic Design: Credits:
Select courses from the following list to complete 17 credits:
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging 3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress 3
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3
 
CIS120DAIntroduction to Digital Video Editing: Adobe Premiere (3) OR
CIS120DKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing (3) 3
 
CIS120DLDigital Video Compositing: After Effects 3
CIS120DOAdobe Audition: Audio Editing 3
CIS220DKAdvanced Digital Video Production: Premiere 3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript 3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting 3
CIS121AIMac Operating System 1
ART111Drawing I 3
ART181Graphic Design I 3
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography 3
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS108Electronic Portfolio Development (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (1) OR
CIS296WACooperative Education (1) 1
 
CIS298ABSpecial Projects (2) OR
CIS290ABComputer Information Systems Internship (2) OR
CIS296WBCooperative Education (2) 2
 
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) OR
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) 3
 
Track II: Developer: Credits:
Complete the following electives:
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting 3
CIS166AE- Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 3
CIS276DA- MySQL Database 3
 
In addition, select courses from the following to complete eight (8) credits:
CIS150Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162ADC#: Level I 3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I 3
CIS121AIMac Operating System 1
CIS165Introduction to IOS Application Development 3
CIS165DAAndroid Mobile Device Programming 3
CIS165DBC#/VB.NET:Windows 8 App Development 3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript 3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II 3
CIS262ADC#: Level II 3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II 3
CIS234XML Application Development 3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress 3
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (1) OR
CIS296WACooperative Education (1) 1
 
CIS298ABSpecial Projects (2) OR
CIS290ABComputer Information Systems Internship (2) OR
CIS296WBCooperative Education (2) 2
 
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) OR
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) 3
 
Track III: Entrepreneurship: Credits:
Select courses from the following to complete 17 credits:
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
EPS160New Venture Creation 2
EPS180Technology Business Planning 3
EPS195Business Start-Up and Planning 2
GBS/HEC132Personal and Family Financial Security 3
 
CIS103Introduction to Social Media (3) OR
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking (3) 3
 
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
SBS217Starting/Managing a Home Business 1
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (1) OR
CIS296WACooperative Education (1) 1
 
CIS298ABSpecial Projects (2) OR
CIS290ABComputer Information Systems Internship (2) OR
CIS296WBCooperative Education (2) 2
 
CIS298ACSpecial Projects (3) OR
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship (3) OR
CIS296WCCooperative Education (3) 3

General Education Requirements

General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area or equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.

Program Competencies

  • 1. Analyze and explain social and ethical issues related to computer technology. (CIS105)

  • 2. Plan, design and publish a web site using HTML and CSS. (CIS133DA, CIS132)

  • 3. Create and incorporate advanced web design features and enhancements. (CIS233DA, CIS233DC)

  • 4. Explain and use best practices for web site design and publishing. (CIS233DA, CIS233DC)

  • 5. Identify and use development tools appropriate for developing an e-Commerce site. (CIS235)

  • 6. Manipulate, transform, adjust and correct images using a variety of Photoshop tools. (CIS120DF)

  • 7. Use Photoshop to prepare images for web, print, and video. (CIS120DF)

  • 8. Demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to create and modify vector animations using Adobe Flash. (CIS120DC)

  • 9. Create and manipulate abstract art, graphic designs and images using Adobe Illustrator. (CIS120DB)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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