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 technical certificate for those interested in Web design. This certificate will provide incoming and current web designers and information professionals with the basic skills to become employed in this growing and expanding area.

All classes in the certificate can be applied directly to the associate degree. See the breakdown below.

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a web design certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in web design and development.

  • Student Success Seminar
  • Explorations in Modern Mathematics
  • Internet/Intranet Design and Development
  • Data Modeling and Database Design
  • Web Graphics Design
  • Content Management Systems Design and Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Microsoft SQL Server Database
  • Web Development with JavaScript and AJAX
  • Advanced Cascading Style Sheets
  • Advanced Web Design

Certificate Credits 31

Take these additional courses to earn an associate degree in web design and development that you can take right to the workforce or easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program:

  • Programming Logic and Problem Solving
  • College Composition
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Social Sciences Elective
  • Active Server Page Development
  • Effective Speaking or COM122 Interpersonal Communication or COM123 Small Group Communication
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Advanced Active Server Page Development
  • Web Development with PHP and MySQL
  • Analyzing Software Requirements and Developing Solutions
  • Advanced Web Development with PHP and MySQL

Additional Credits 33


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