School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Web Design Technology (Online Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
(Kentucky and Wisconsin residents will receive an Associate of Science Degree)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

EN1320 Composition I | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

ES2555 Survey of Economics | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces basic principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2550 Microeconomics or equivalent or for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560 Macroeconomics or equivalent.

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2520 Professional Communications | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on techniques of interpersonal and business communications. Students compile a portfolio and create a professional resume. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I

HU1440 Rhetoric in Contemporary Communications | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with emphasis on rhetorical structures, argumentation and research related to the humanities. Students study how to make strong arguments using written, visual and oral communication techniques. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

HU2740 Ethics in Society | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces theories and principles of moral philosophy dealing with values related to human motivations and conduct, individually and in groups. Students will explore major ethical issues of modern society. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

MA1210 College Mathematics I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts, including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

WT1110 Introduction to Web Design | 4.5 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the design, creation and maintenance of media-rich Web pages and Web sites. Topics include components of design, such as color, typography, layout and composition, interactive elements and embedded multimedia.

WT1210 Typography for the Web | 4.5 credit hours

This course investigates basic aspects of letterforms and typography through a variety of projects in a Web design context. Students are exposed to the historical background, technical and aesthetic issues, and communicative abilities of typography as individual forms and as text. Prerequisite: WT1110 Introduction to Web Design or equivalent

WT1220 Web Programming Techniques | 4.5 credit hours

This course is an introduction to computer programming for the Web. Topics include simple data types, control structures, array and string data structures, algorithms, recursion, event driven-programming, multimedia, simple animation, basic software development and modularity. Prerequisite: WT1110 Introduction to Web Design or equivalent

WT1320 Web Scripting | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on design and development of Web-based applications using a variety of Web scripting tools. Project assignments include the development of simple Web pages and Web sites using technologies introduced in the course. Prerequisite: WT1220 Web Programming Techniques or equivalent

WT1330 Information Systems | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines fundamentals of information technology in contemporary business environments. In this course, students study information systems used in current and emerging business models. Discussion focuses on information technology, contemporary decision support tools and standards of behavior for professionals working with information and information technology.

WT1410 Image Manipulation for the Web | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores a variety of creative techniques for producing, editing and altering images using computers, software and digital tools. Emphasis is on using Adobe Photoshop as a tool in the process of image creation, manipulation and enhancement for visual expression and communication. Prerequisite: WT1210 Typography for the Web or equivalent

WT1420 JavaScript | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces the syntax of JavaScript, the methods used to incorporate JavaScript into HTML documents and how to use JavaScript to create interactive forms. Prerequisite: WT1320 Web Scripting or equivalent

WT2510 Interactive Web Animation | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores tools and concepts used to create interactive Web animations. Emphasis is on using Flash as a tool in the process of animation, sound and basic actionscripting integration. Prerequisite: WT1410 Image Manipulation for the Web or equivalent

WT2520 Web Database Applications | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on the design and development of interactive Web sites to store and retrieve data. Topics include object-oriented application development, relational table creation and maintenance, data cleansing and validation, data manipulation, forms and reports, queries, stored procedures, optimization and security. Prerequisite: WT1330 Information Systems or equivalent

WT2610 Video for the Web | 4.5 credit hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with technologies used to bring video and audio to the Internet environment. Topics include media selection, software tools for encoding and decoding media, delivery system attributes and limitations, associated file types, audio and video codes, and software players. Prerequisite: WT2510 Interactive Web Animation or equivalent

WT2615 Interface Design and Functional Web Pages | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides a foundation for designing functional Web pages and applications utilizing proper interface design techniques. Topics include the techniques used in designing interactive functions involved in typical e-commerce and e-learning applications, human factors and accessible Web pages. Prerequisite: WT1420 JavaScript or equivalent

WT2799 Web Design Technology Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This course involves the development of a professional Web site. Projects require prior approval by the instructor. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study


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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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