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Web Design/Development

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Design/Development prepares students to design, create, and administer interactive and professional web sites. Courses focus on "hands-on" experience with web publishing, web graphics preparation, scripting, content management systems and e-commerce solutions. The program provides students a pathway to either develop advanced skills in Web Design or Web Development. Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in Foundational Web Technologies, Web Design and Web Development are also available.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
3185
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-67
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

This program replaces:
AAS/3029 Web Design Technologies
AAS/3031 Web Development
AAS/3084 Web Developer
AAS/3085 Web Designer
AAS/3100 Web Development and Graphic Design
AAS/3147 Digital Media/Multimedia Technology
AAS/3824 Media Arts: Web Design

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21
In addition to the required course work students must consult with a program advisor to select one of the specializations within the Restricted Electives area.
 
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS136Content Management Systems: WordPress3
CIS166AAIntroduction to Javascript3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS235e-Commerce3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:17-22
Specialization I: Web Design
ADA/ART183Digital Graphic Arts I (3)
OR
ART100Introduction to Digital Arts (1) AND
ART181Graphic Design I (3)
OR
ART112Two-Dimensional Design (3)3-4
 
CIS120DAIntroduction to Digital Video Editing: Adobe Premiere (3) OR
CIS120DKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing (3)3
 
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator3
 
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation (3) OR
CIS220DFAdobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging (3)3
 
CIS138DADesktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign3
 
Students must select 2 to 6 credits in consultation with your program advisor to further develop skills in the areas of Adobe, Art, Social Media, Marketing, Business and/or Multimedia.
 
Specialization II: Web Development
CIS119DOIntroduction to Oracle: SQL (3) OR
CIS276++Any Database Management Systems course (3)3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
 
CIS166AEWeb Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)3
 
Programming Language: Select two courses for a total of 6 credits
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS162++Any C Programming course3
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
CIS165++Any Mobile Application Development course3
CIS262ADC# Level II3
CIS263AAJava Programming: Level II3
CIS265++Advanced iOS Application Development3
 
Students must select 3 credits of any course with a CIS prefix in consultation with their program advisor to further develop skills in the areas of Databases, Information Systems, Programming, and/or Operating Systems.
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics Area.
 
(MAT140,MAT141, MAT142, MAT145, MAT146 College Mathematics) OR (MAT150, MAT151, MAT152, MAT155, MAT156 College Algebra/Functions) OR higher math course with the Mathematical Applications [MA] general education designation recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution.
 
MAT187Precalculus is recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU (Tempe campus) to earn a BS in Graphic Information Technology.
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
PSY101Introduction to Psychology is recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU (Polytechnic campus) to earn a BS in Technical Communication (User Experience) or to ASU (Tempe campus) to earn a BS in Graphic Information Technology.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area
Competencies
  • Design websites using knowledge of computer information systems, including security, computer concepts, web delivery system architecture, and file management. (ART100, ART112, CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS138DA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, CIS276++, [MA])
  • Research, plan, design, develop, test, publish, and maintain websites. (ART100, ART112, CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS138DA, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, CIS276++, (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Create complex websites using current standards in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Javascript. (ART100, ART112, CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DK, CIS133DA, CIS138DA, CIS150AB, CIS163AA, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, CIS276++, [HU], [MA], [SB])
  • Research and utilize best practices in user interface, user experience, accessibility and search engine optimization to build complex websites. (ADA/ART183, ART100, ART112, ART181, CIS119DO, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS120DA, CIS120DK, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS138DA, CIS166AE, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS276++, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
  • Design and implement e-commerce solutions. (ADA/ART183, ART100, ART112, ART181, CIS105, CIS119DO, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS276++, (CRE), [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Construct a website using a content management system. (ADA/ART183, ART100, ART112, ART181, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Apply project management skills to prioritize projects and meet deadlines. (CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS220DF, CIS235, (CRE), [SG], [SQ])
  • Adhere to industry accepted professional, legal, and ethical practices. (CIS105, CIS120DB, CIS120DF, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS235, [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Communicate professionally in formal and informal situations to diverse audiences. (CIS105, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS166AA, CIS220DF, CIS233DA, CIS235, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Collaborate with others to address web design challenges. (CIS133DA, CIS233DA, CIS235, (COM), [HU], [SB])
  • Web Design Emphasis Learning Outcomes
  • Create digital media content using principles of design. (ADA/ART183, ART100, ART112, ART181, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS138DA, CIS220DF, [FYC], [HU], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Select design elements and composition appropriate to the project. (ADA/ART183, ART100, ART112, ART181, CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DC, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS138DA, CIS220DF, (COM), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
  • Manipulate digital media content. (CIS120DA, CIS120DB, CIS120DF, CIS120DK, CIS136)
  • Web Development Emphasis Learning Outcomes
  • Design websites using knowledge of programming. (CIS105, CIS133DA, CIS136, CIS150AB, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, (COM), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Develop and deploy secure database solutions that use web-based protocols. (CIS119DO, CIS276++)
  • Implement security solutions to diminish or counter threats against web delivery systems. (CIS119DO, CIS126RH, CIS133DA, CIS156, CIS159, CIS162++, CIS163AA, CIS165++, CIS166AA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, CIS235, CIS262AD, CIS263AA, CIS265++, CIS276++, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Use server-side scripting languages to create secure, dynamic web pages. (CIS133DA, CIS166AE, CIS233DA, (COM), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.