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Web Development & Graphic Design


BASE SALARY AND JOB OUTLOOK

Median wages (national): $64,108 annual
Median wages (Arizona): $62,697 annual
Projected job growth: Average (11%)
Starting salary: Entry level web designer – $26,000 per year.
Gainful Employment Information

JOB TITLES

Web Designer
Graphic Designer

Graduates of the Graphic Design Program get to work when they leave us. We concentrate on skills for immediate entry into the job market.

Our curriculum is strong on graphic design fundamentals, yet explores and adapts to emerging communication technologies. We pride ourselves in keeping our curriculum current with changes and developments on an annual basis. Conceptual design and technical skill are combined to produce a competitive portfolio. Instructors with industry experience lead students in consecutive integrated tracks of print and interactive design. Problem solving, strategy development, and powerful use of typography and visuals achieve our communication solutions.

Certificate of Completion: Adobe Foundations (9 Credits)

Major Code: 5807N
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 10.0303
Total Credits: 9

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adobe Foundations program helps develop proficiency with three of Adobe's foundational graphics programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. The courses in this CCL are the common subset of those required for the other Adobe Creative Suite CCLs. Thus all the courses in the Adobe Foundations CCL may be applied towards the requirements of any of these more comprehensive certificates.


Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better required for all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Required Courses

Credits: 9
CIS120DFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Generate and modify digital images and graphics. (CIS120DF)

  • 2. Produce and modify vector graphics. (CIS120DB)

  • 3. Produce and modify interactive Flash media. (CIS120DC)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for CCL - Adobe Foundations can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

Certificate of Completion: Web Application Development (12 Credits)

Major Code: 5835
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 11.0501
Total Credits: 12

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web App Development program is designed to provide students with the design and programming skills necessary for entry-level positions creating web apps for multiple mobile device platforms using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. Students should consult with a Department Advisor / faculty member in arranging their schedules. ++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Required Courses

Credits: 12
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting 3
CIS233D+Internet Web Development Level II (any module) 3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Transform images for use in web app interfaces. (CIS120DF)

  • 2. Create layer masks, create clipping groups, add adjustment layers, and add multiple layer effects. (CIS120DF)

  • 3. Create and optimize images for Web Production. (CIS120DF)

  • 4. Implement and customize page layout with HTML and CSS. (CIS133DA)

  • 5. Integrate multimedia elements and enhance interactivity within web pages. (CIS133DA, CIS166AA)

  • 6. Demonstrate procedures for using JavaScript objects (CIS166AA)

  • 7. Create and incorporate advanced web design features and enhancements (CIS233D+)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for CCL - Web Application Development can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

Certificate of Completion: Web Design (18 Credits)

Major Code: 5159
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 11.0801
Total Credits: 18

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Design is intended for those interested in designing and maintaining web pages for personal or small business use.


Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Required Courses

Credits: 18
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
 
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120AFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level I (1) AND
CIS120BFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level II (1) AND
CIS120CFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop: Level III (1) 3
 
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS166++Any Web Scripting course(s) 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS235e-Commerce 3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Create and manipulate images and artwork. (CIS120DF, CIS120AF, CIS120BF, CIS120CF)

  • 2. Apply basic animation techniques in the creation, manipulation, and editing of animation graphics. (CIS120DC)

  • 3. Explain and use various Internet communication, resource discovery and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)

  • 4. Design software for web sites, including client-side script and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting. (CIS166++)

  • 5. Design and create presentations using the World Wide Web authoring hypertext markup language (HTML). (CIS233DA)

  • 6. Apply web development skills to electronic commerce. (CIS235)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for CCL - Web Design can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

Certificate of Completion: Video Production (Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Production Applications Specialist) (18 Credits)

Major Code: 5782
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 11.0801
Total Credits: 18

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Production Applications Specialist program is designed to develop proficiency with one of the professional Creative Suite software packages offered by Adobe. Developing skill with the software in this package provides useful tools for those interested in effective incorporation of video, audio and special effects in web pages and other applications. In addition to a second CCL focused on the Design and Web package in the Creative Suite family, there is also Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Master Suite Applications CCL available for students looking for a curriculum that covers the complete software collection. SMC, MC


Program Notes

+ indicates course has prerequisite Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program. Instruction on the use of other supporting programs included with the Adobe Creative Suite will be incorporated into the required courses where these applications are topically relevant.

Required Courses

Credits: 18
CIS120DFComputer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
CIS120DAIntroduction to Digital Video Production: Adobe Premiere 3
CIS120DLDigital Video Compositing: After Effects 3
CIS120DOAdobe Audition: Audio Editing 3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Generate and modify digital images and graphics. (CIS120DF)

  • 2. Produce and modify vector graphics. (CIS120DB)

  • 3. Produce and modify interactive Flash media. (CIS120DC)

  • 4. Produce and edit video. (CIS120DA)

  • 5. Produce video special effects, and animations. (CIS120DL)

  • 6. Acquire and edit audio. (CIS120DO)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for CCL - Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Production Applications Specialist can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

Certificate of Completion: Web Development & Graphic Design (36-38 Credits)

Major Code: 5168
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 11.0801
Total Credits: 38

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Development and Graphic Design prepares students for a career in the design and development of web sites and other visual communications. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.


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

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)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for CCL - Web Development and Graphic Design can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

AAS Degree: Web Development & Graphic Design (60-65 Credits)

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)

Offered through the Web Development & Graphic Design program

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.

Complete information for AAS - Web Development and Graphic Design can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

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