Computer Information Systems

Web Design Technologies - AAS

Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Final term: 
2018 Fall
Total credits required: 

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 Hyper Text Markup Language (XHTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and Flash. 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.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

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
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation 3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I 3
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript 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
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I 3
CIS162ADC#: Level I 3
CIS166AAIntroduction to JavaScripting 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++Database Management Systems (any suffixed course) 3
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) 1-3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 21-24
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 9-10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 2-3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and 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. Apply basic animation techniques in the creation, manipulation, and editing of Flash animation graphics. (CIS120DC)
  6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to create, view, rearrange and manipulate artwork on layers. (CIS120DF)
  7. Create and produce Web pages by applying appropriate design, color, and graphics. (CIS133DA, CIS233DA)
  8. Identify and use various Internet/WWW communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools. (CIS133DA)
  9. Apply advanced animation techniques using ActionScript, movie clips, dynamic sound and text, and image tweening in the creation, manipulation and editing of Flash animation graphics. (CIS220DC)
  10. Demonstrate sophisticated image compilation and comprehensive use of masks using Adobe Photoshop. (CIS220DF)
  11. Design software for Web sites, including client-side script and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting. (CIS233DA)
  12. 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)
  13. Identify and use appropriate development tools to design and develop an electronic storefront. (CIS235)
  14. Identify and describe current issues and problems related to e-commerce. (CIS235)