Computer Information Systems

Web Design Technologies - AAS

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
College Specific

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.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Program notes

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

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses. 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.

CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting 3
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging 3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS235e-Commerce 3
Restricted Electives
ART/MMT190Art of Web Site Design 3
CIS103Introduction to Social Media 3
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL 3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I 3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress 3
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS162ADC#: Level I 3
CIS166ACWeb Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET 3
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
CIS276++Any Database Management Systems course 3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course(s) 1-3
General Education
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.
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  2. Use the basic elements and components of the Microsoft Access program and analyze common database management problems related to the program. (CIS117DM)
  3. Design and create database structures to store, retrieve, update, and display data in a relational database using SQL. (CIS117DM)
  4. Apply electronic techniques to create, manipulate and edit images, text, and graphic design. (CIS120DB)
  5. Demonstrate the skills necessary to create, view, rearrange and manipulate artwork on layers. (CIS120DF)
  6. Create and produce Web pages by applying appropriate design, color, and graphics. (CIS133DA, CIS233DA)
  7. Identify and use various Internet/WWW communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)
  8. Use JavaScripting to control the behavior of web pages. (CIS166AA)
  9. Demonstrate sophisticated image compilation and comprehensive use of masks using Adobe Photoshop. (CIS220DF)
  10. Design software for Web sites, including client-side script and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting. (CIS233DA)
  11. 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)
  12. Identify and use appropriate development tools to design and develop an electronic storefront. (CIS235)
  13. Identify and describe current issues and problems related to e-commerce. (CIS235)