Web Design and Development

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.

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.”

In addition, the associate degree in web design and development can be earned completely online. With online classes and flexible scheduling including day, and/or evening classes, students can complete the degree in as little as two years.

Also, Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate for those interested in Web design.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
CPD121
Data Modeling and Database Design
CSE122
Programming Logic and Problem Solving
ENG124
College Composition
CIS126
Fundamentals of Information Systems
WDD121
Internet/Intranet Design and
Development
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
Social Sciences Elective
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
WDD122
Web Graphics Design
WDD225
Advanced Active Server Page
Development
WDD226
Web Development with PHP and MySQL
WDD228
Search Engine Optimization
CSE236
Analyzing Software Requirements
and Developing Solutions
WDD223
Content Management System Design
and Development
WDD227
Advanced Web Development with PHP
and MySQL
WDD229
Advanced Web Design
 
TOTAL CREDITS 64

Associate of applied business

WEB DESIGN ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE

There is a huge gap between demand for information and the supply of relevant content in the business arena. There are people who are desperately looking for certain products and services but unable to find relevant links because business offerings are not available online, or at least not visible on search engines. As organizations seek to expand their markets and to substantiate themselves as respectable and “up and coming” companies, they need to provide a web presence. This certificate program will provide incoming and current web designers and information professionals with the curriculum to become employed in this growing and expanding area.

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

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash

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

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

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

  • 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