Web Development and Graphic Design

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.

Details

Major Code: 
3100
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-65
Award notes

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
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None
Admission criteria

None

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
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-Commerce3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:17
Students must select one (1) of three (3) tracks.
 
Track I: Graphic Design: Credits:17
Select courses from the following list to complete 17 credits:
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign3
 
CIS120DAIntroduction to Digital Video Editing: Adobe Premiere (3) OR
CIS120DKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing (3)3
 
CIS120DLDigital Video Compositing: After Effects3
CIS120DOAdobe Audition: Audio Editing3
CIS220DKAdvanced Digital Video Production: Premiere3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting3
CIS121AIMac Operating System1
ART111Drawing I3
ART181Graphic Design I3
ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS108Electronic Portfolio Development (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (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:17
Complete the following electives:
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting3
CIS166AE- Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)3
CIS276DA- MySQL Database3
 
In addition, select courses from the following to complete eight (8) credits:
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
CIS121AIMac Operating System1
CIS165Introduction to IOS Application Development3
CIS165DAAndroid Mobile Device Programming3
CIS165DBC#/VB.NET:Windows 8 App Development3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript3
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II3
CIS262ADC#: Level II3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II3
CIS234XML Application Development3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (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:17
Select courses from the following to complete 17 credits:
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
EPS160New Venture Creation2
EPS180Technology Business Planning3
EPS195Business Start-Up and Planning2
GBS/HEC132Personal and Family Financial Security3
 
CIS103Introduction to Social Media (3) OR
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking (3)3
 
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
SBS217Starting/Managing a Home Business1
 
CIS298AASpecial Projects (1) OR
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship (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
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area or equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.3-5
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.4
Competencies
  • Analyze and explain social and ethical issues related to computer technology. (CIS105)
  • Plan, design and publish a web site using HTML and CSS. (CIS133DA, CIS132)
  • Create and incorporate advanced web design features and enhancements. (CIS233DA, CIS233DC)
  • Explain and use best practices for web site design and publishing. (CIS233DA, CIS233DC)
  • Identify and use development tools appropriate for developing an e-Commerce site. (CIS235)
  • Manipulate, transform, adjust and correct images using a variety of Photoshop tools. (CIS120DF)
  • Use Photoshop to prepare images for web, print, and video. (CIS120DF)
  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to create and modify vector animations using Adobe Flash. (CIS120DC)
  • Create and manipulate abstract art, graphic designs and images using Adobe Illustrator. (CIS120DB)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.