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Web Design and Development

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
CPD121  Data Modeling and Database Design
CSE122  Programming Logic and Problem Solving
ENG124  College Composition
ITD102  Computer Applications - Word
ITD106  Computer Applications - Access
WDD121  Internet/Intranet Design and Development
CSE229  Visual Basic Development
MTH106  Math for Technology
WDD221  Web Development with JavaScript and AJAX
WDD222  Advanced Cascading Style Sheets
WDD224  Active Server Page Development
COM121  Effective Speaking or COM122 Interpersonal Communication or COM123 Small Group Communication
Arts & Humanities Elective
CPD222  Microsoft SQL Server Database
Social Sciences Elective
WDD122  Web Graphics Design
WDD225  Advanced Active Server Page Development
WDD226  Web Development with PHP and MySQL
CSE236  Analyzing Software Requirements and Developing Solutions
WDD223  Content Management System Design and Development
WDD227  Advanced Web Development with PHP and MySQL
WDD228  Search Engine Optimization

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The Web Design and Development Technology program at Stark State College offers students state-of-the-art training in the exciting and lucrative field of online Internet design and programming. This program focuses on creating the backbone of a Web site with the latest techniques such as CSS, AJAX, and more.

Students majoring in Web Design and Development learn to develop interactive database-driven Web sites using ASP.net, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, AJAX, MySQL, and Java. While everyone else is trying to figure out the new information technology buzzwords, Stark State’s Web Design and Development students will be applying them in the classroom to real-life situations.

Required Software

Students will be required to purchase the following software at discounted student rates:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash

Potential Web Careers

  • Graphic Web Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Multimedia Web Designer
  • Web Programmer (ASP.net programmer, PHP programmer)
  • HTML coder
  • Search Marketing Specialist
  • Database Programmer
  • Web Analyst

Web Design Technologies

  • Flash
  • Photoshop
  • HTML, XHTML
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • XML
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Dreamweaver
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • Visual Basic
  • Database Programming and Design
  • ASP.NET
  • PHP/MySQL
  • C#
  • Java Technology
  • SQL Server

This rewarding degree covers a wide variety of material during the program. Students graduating with a degree in Web Design and Development will use the knowledge and skill gained in the program to:

  • Design and develop Web-based applications
  • Develop user interfaces for internet/intranet applications
  • Design and develop databases
  • Create multimedia applications

Stark State Web Design and Development students have found careers as Graphic Web Designers, Webmasters, Multimedia Web Designers, Web Programmers (ASP.net programmer, PHP programmer), HTML coders, Search Marketing Specialists, Database Programmers, Web Analyst.

According to the most current Bureau of Labor Statistics report, careers in Web Design and Development, along with other computer science and database administrators, are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2014. “Employment of these computer specialists is expected to grow much faster than the average (an increase of 27 percent or more) for all occupations as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies.”