Web Design and Development (APWDDD)

Associate in Applied Science

This is a comprehensive, rigorous associate's degree program for students interested in a career in the web development industry. Coursework prepares students for employment as web developers, with options to specialize in web design or web development.

Students completing this program will have knowledge in the areas of web coding, web design, user experience, and web programming. These skills will enable them to pursue a variety of Internet-related career fields. Industry-standard software is used and coursework emphasizes industry best practices.

For successful continuation in the program, a minimum grade of "C" is required for all web courses.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-192019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This degree prepares you for the multi-faceted industry of Web design and development. The content in Web coding, Web programming, Web design, user experience and digital strategy provide a rich variety of classes that prepare you to enter the Web industry with a range of skills and knowledge. By focusing on one or more areas in the degree, you will gain skills that translate to marketable skills and career paths. Completion of one of the following certificates is required to complete this degree.

Client-side Web Developer Certificate
WEB 110 Web Development I
WEB 210 Web Development II
Any WEB, CIS or CPS course

Interface Designer Certificate
WEB 115 Interface Design I
WEB 215 Interface Design II
Any WEB or GDT course

User Experience Designer Certificate
WEB 113 Web User Experience I
WEB 213 Web User Experience II
Any WEB or GDT course

Server-side Web Developer Certificate
CPS 276 Web Programming Using Apache, MySQL, and PHP
WEB 230 Advanced JavaScript
Any WEB, CIS or CPS course

Digital Strategist Certificate
BMG 155 Business on the Internet
WEB 133 Digital Strategy
WEB 163 User Research and Project Management
Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.

For successful continuation in the program, a minimum grade of "C" is required for all WEB courses.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Jason Withrow
Kelley Gottschang
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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Certificate Course 1 4
Elective(s)   Writing 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
    Restricted Elective(s) 1 - Choose from any of the following disciplines: ANI, CIS, CPS, ENG 107, ENG 209, GDT, PHO, WEB. 4
    Open Elective(s) 3 - 4
Total 17 - 18
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Certificate Course 2 4
Elective(s)   Math 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
    Restricted Elective(s) 2 - Choose from any of the following disciplines: ANI, CIS, CPS, ENG 107, ENG 209, GDT, PHO, WEB. 4
Total 14
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Certificate Course 3 3 - 4
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
    Restricted Elective(s) 3 - Choose from any of the following disciplines: ANI, CIS, CPS, ENG 107, ENG 209, GDT, PHO, WEB. 4
    WEB Elective(s): Complete a course that is not in your chosen certificate. 4
Total 14 - 15
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
    Restricted Elective(s) 4 - Choose from any of the following disciplines: ANI, CIS, CPS, ENG 107, ENG 209, GDT, PHO, WEB. 4
    WEB Elective(s): Complete a course that is not in your chosen certificate. 4
    Open Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 4
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60 - 62