Web Design Technologies

Web Design Technologies - AAS

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Design Technologies program is developed to prepare students to design, create and administer interactive and professional web sites. Courses focus on "hands-on" experience with web page navigation, web publishing, web graphics preparation, database design and development, and e-commerce solutions, including storefront setup. The program focuses on user interface technologies such as Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. Potential job opportunities, upon program completion, include web designer, web marketing manager, web manager or e-commerce manager. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Design Technologies is also available.


Major Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Effective Spring 2019, the Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3

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Academic Program: 
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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 2 years as a full-time student. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).


Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum

Requirements (60-63 credits)

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
  • CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I (3)
  • ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition (3)
  • Any approved G.E. Mathematics course (100 level) (3-5)
  • Any approved G.E. Social-Behavioral Science course (3)
  • Total Credits: 15-17

Semester 2

  • CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3)
  • CIS120DF Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3)
  • CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II (3)
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking (3) OR equivalent as indicated by assessment
  • Oral Communication course (COM100 or COM110 or COM225 or COM230) (3)
  • Total Credits: 12-15

Semester 3

  • CIS166AA Introduction to JavaScripting (3)
  • CIS220DF Adobe Photoshop Level II: Digital Imaging (3)
  • CIS235 e-Commerce (3)
  • CIS136 Content Management Systems: WordPress OR Restricted CIS Elective (3)
  • ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition (3)
  • Restricted CIS Elective (2) if needed
  • Total Credits: 15-17

Semester 4

  • CIS120DB Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3)
  • CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) OR Restricted CIS Elective credits (3)
  • Restricted CIS Elective (3)
  • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course (3)
  • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course (4)
  • Total Credits: 16
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting3
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
ART/MMT190Art of Web Site Design3
CIS103Introduction to Social Media3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
CIS166ACWeb Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET3
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design3
CIS276++Any Database Management Systems course3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course(s)1-3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-24
General Education CoreCredits: 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
Met by CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment in the Program Prerequisite area.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Use the basic elements and components of the Microsoft Access program and analyze common database management problems related to the program. (CIS117DM)
  • Design and create database structures to store, retrieve, update, and display data in a relational database using SQL. (CIS117DM)
  • Apply electronic techniques to create, manipulate and edit images, text, and graphic design. (CIS120DB)
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to create, view, rearrange and manipulate artwork on layers. (CIS120DF)
  • Create and produce Web pages by applying appropriate design, color, and graphics. (CIS133DA, CIS233DA)
  • Identify and use various Internet/WWW communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)
  • Use JavaScripting to control the behavior of web pages. (CIS166AA)
  • Demonstrate sophisticated image compilation and comprehensive use of masks using Adobe Photoshop. (CIS220DF)
  • Design software for Web sites, including client-side script and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting. (CIS233DA)
  • Design and create presentations on the Internet's World Wide Web with the Web's Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). (CIS233DA)
  • Identify and use appropriate development tools to design and develop an electronic storefront. (CIS235)
  • Identify and describe current issues and problems related to e-commerce. (CIS235)

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.