Web Development - Associate of Applied Science Option (AASO)

Description

The Computer Information Systems program is designed around a core curriculum and three distinct options. The program’s core provides an introduction to computer concepts, software applications, operating systems, networking, database, computer servicing, internet, math, human relations, and writing. Graduates work in information technology for a wide variety of commercial businesses, education, federal/state/local governments, e-commerce, publishing and real estate. Careers typically include positions such as personal computer technician, desktop support, network administrator, web developer, draftsperson, database administrator, system administrator, and related managerial and administrative roles.

The Web Development option prepares students for a career as a web developer or website administrator. These professionals are responsible for creating standards-based websites and web/database applications. In addition to programming skills in common markup, scripting, and SQL languages, these professions require project management and communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Construct websites that demonstrate best practices for function, design, and usability.
  2. Integrate functional client-side programs within a website.
  3. Develop effective server-side programs.
  4. Communicate effectively with clients, customers, and coworkers about web development topics.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or higher or minimum placement Math Level 10
  • Basic computer competency or CIS 010 Computer Keyboarding and CIS 070 Introduction to Computers: Windows

Additional Program Costs (beyond standard tuition/fees and textbooks)

Material Costs

Recommended:

  • A desktop or laptop computer capable of running the latest version of the Windows operating system and the latest version of Microsoft Office: approximately $800

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
CIS 101Information Technology Orientation3
CIS 122Introduction to Programming4
CIS 124IT Fundamentals4
CIS 131Software Applications4
CIS 135DBDatabase Theory/SQL4
CIS 140A+ Essentials I4
CIS 145A+ Essentials II4
CIS 178Internet in Depth4
or CIS 179CL Cloud Essentials
CIS 179Networking Essentials4
CIS 195Web Development I4
CIS 244Information Systems Analysis4
CIS 279WCWindows Client4
or CIS 179L Linux Essentials
CIS 297CIS Professional Capstone4
Web Development Option
Choose a minimum of 27 credits from the following: 27-28
Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Digital Video Productions
Web Animation
Introduction to JavaScript
Introduction to PHP
CMS Web Development: WordPress
Web Programming
Co-op Work Experience CIS
Web Development II
Other Required Courses
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
COMM 111Fundamentals of Public Speaking3-4
or COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
or COMM 219 Small Group Communication
Human Relations:3-4
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (or one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Total Credits95-99

Advising Notes

Planning is important. Most option courses are offered once per academic year and many need to be taken in sequence. Some core classes are offered once every two years. Students may take non-program support courses any term to build skills related to prerequisites.

This program is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Additional Requirements:

    • All COCC students enrolled in the Computer Information Systems program (which includes requirements for Cooperative Work Experience) may have to pass Criminal History Checks (CHC) as a condition of their acceptance into a work site. Students who do not pass the CHC may not be eligible to complete requirements at affiliated practicum sites or be hired for some professional positions. Students who believe their history may interfere with their ability to complete the program of study should contact the program director.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
CIS 101Information Technology Orientation3
COMM 111
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
3-4
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits14-15
Second Term
BA 214
Business Communications
Technical Writing
3-4
CIS 124IT Fundamentals4
CIS 125G
Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
4
CIS 178
Internet in Depth
Cloud Essentials
4
 Credits15-16
Third Term
CIS 122Introduction to Programming4
CIS 131Software Applications4
CIS 140A+ Essentials I4
CIS 145A+ Essentials II4
Human Relations:3-4
 Credits19-20
Fourth Term
CIS 133JSIntroduction to JavaScript4
CIS 135DBDatabase Theory/SQL4
CIS 179Networking Essentials4
CIS 195Web Development I4
 Credits16
Fifth Term
CIS 133PIntroduction to PHP4
CIS 179L
Linux Essentials
Windows Client
4
CIS 197CMS Web Development: WordPress4
CIS 244Information Systems Analysis4
 Credits16
Sixth Term
CIS 125WA
Web Animation
Digital Video Productions
4
CIS 233PWeb Programming4
CIS 295Web Development II4
CIS 297CIS Professional Capstone4
 Credits16
 Total Credits96-99

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