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Web Development

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Development prepares students to create and administer interactive and professional websites. The program provides students with knowledge and skills in developing dynamic websites, client and server side programs, database structures, and object-oriented design. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Design and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Design/Development are also available.


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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Web Development (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2021

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

This program replaces:
CCL/5051 Web Developer
CCL/5060 Web Developer
CCL/5168 Web Development and Graphic Design
CCL/5346 Web Development

What You'll Learn
  • Design websites using knowledge of computer information systems, including security, computer concepts, web delivery system architecture, and file management. (CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS256, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++)
  • Research, plan, design, develop, test, publish, and maintain websites. (CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS120DF, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS256, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++)
  • Create complex websites using current standards in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Javascript. (CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS133DA, CIS150AB, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, )
  • Research and utilize best practices in user interface, user experience, accessibility and search engine optimization to build complex websites. (CIS119DO, CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS166AE, CIS233DA)
  • Design and implement e-commerce solutions. (CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235)
  • Construct a website using a content management system. (CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA)
  • Apply project management skills to prioritize projects and meet deadlines. (CIS120DF, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS235)
  • Adhere to industry accepted professional, legal, and ethical practices. (CIS105, CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS233DA, CIS235)
  • Communicate professionally in formal and informal situations to diverse audiences. (CIS105, CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS233DA, CIS235)
  • Collaborate with others to address web design challenges. (CIS133DA, CIS233DA, CIS235)
  • Design websites using knowledge of programming. (CIS105, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS256, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++)
  • Manipulate digital media content. (CIS120DF)
  • Develop and deploy secure database solutions that use web-based protocols. (CIS119DO, CIS276++)
  • Implement security solutions to diminish or counter threats against web delivery systems. (CIS119DO, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, CIS276++)
  • Use server-side scripting languages to create secure, dynamic web pages. (CIS133DA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
The following courses are required and included in the CCL in Web Foundations:
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS120DFIntroduction to Adobe Photoshop3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
CIS166AAIntroduction to Javascript3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
The following courses are required for the CCL in Web Development:
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276++Any Database Management Systems course (3)3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
Programming Language: Select two courses for a total of 6 credits
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS162++Any C Programming course3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
CIS165++Any Mobile Application Development course3
CIS256Python Programming: Level II3
CIS262ADC# Level II3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II3
CIS265++Any Advanced Application Development course3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select any course with a CIS prefix in consultation with their program advisor to further develop skills in the areas of Databases, Information Systems, Programming, and/or Operating Systems.3

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