Web Development

The Web Development program prepares students to design, create and administer interactive and professional web sites that utilize server side programming technologies. Web page navigation, web publishing, web graphics preparation, database design and development, and e-commerce solutions, including store front setup, are integral components of this degree which focuses on server-side programming. In addition to web page creation, students study object-oriented systems analysis and design methods, structured programming logic and design, programming in an Object Oriented Programming Language and database design and development. Potential job opportunities following program completion include web designer, web developer, web marketing manager, web manager, e-commerce manager, web programmer, web technician, or web server administrator.

Program Codes

3031 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Development
5346 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Development

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289

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Program Notes: Visit Admissions and Records or set up an advisement meeting with the CIS Academic Advisor.

Transfer Options

The Web Development Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website.

In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

Web developers create websites using programming and scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. They work with team members to determine the needs, design, and layout of a website, as well as what information the site will contain. They monitor website traffic and are responsible for the performance of a website. Web Developers also work with back-end databases that may capture data from websites as well as provide content for websites.

Representative job titles:

  • Web Developer
  • E-commerce Developer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web designers and developers is expected to increase by 15% from 2016 to 2026. This is much faster than average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

“The median annual wage for web developers was $67,990 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service-learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competitions