Associate of Applied Science Degree

Web Design (Online Program)

Objectives

The purpose of this program is to help students prepare for entry-level positions in the Web design and development industry, with special focus on the visual, artistic and interactive design aspects of Web sites and applications. The curriculum of the program consists of a design and development core, a business core and a general education core. Graduates of the Web Design program are taught, through classroom and laboratory experiences, to perform tasks associated with the development and creation of various design solutions for interactive Web interfaces that enhance user experience and the functionality of various Web sites and applications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving the design and production of interactive Web sites and applications.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving web design.

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Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software, Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking any online course.

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Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service

The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfies the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Personal computer capable of running Windows XP or greater. 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended), 7GB of available hard-drive space (additional free space required during installation), 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card, and DVD-RW drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: Broadband connection such as cable or DSL.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Credit Hours
GE117
Composition I+

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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GE127
College Mathematics I+

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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4
GE217
Composition II+

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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4
GE265
Ethics in Society+

This course provides a practical framework and a personal method for ethical thinking and decision-making on issues in contemporary society. Students will analyze some of the major ethical dilemmas of the modern world. Prerequisite: GE217 Composition II or equivalent

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4
GE273
Microeconomics+

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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4
GE364
Art Appreciation+

This course is a basic introduction to visual art, focusing primarily on drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture. Students will examine well-known works of art through the study of content, technique, form and purpose.

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4
Subtotal 24.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
WD100
Introduction to Web Technology+

This course provides a brief review of the World Wide Web as a major application platform on the Internet, and its impact on society, the economy, and the future. Topics include how computers communicate across the Internet, human factors and user experience, and what encompasses quality Web site design.

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4
WD106
Introduction to Programming+

This course introduces logical functions and processes of computer programming. Basic computer programming, logic, syntax, coding convention and procedures will be discussed relevant to the given programming language environment. Prerequisite: WD100 Introduction to Web Technology

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4
WD110
Introduction to Design+

The fundamental principles of design and color are presented in this course through creative problem solving exercises. Elements of two dimensional form, Gestalt principles, the working relationship between perceptual design principles and communication concepts in the graphic design context will be examined. Prerequisite: WD100 Introduction to Web Technology

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4
WD120
Basic Web Scripting+

This course introduces basic technologies in Web scripting. Project assignments include the development of simple Web pages and sites using the technologies introduced in the course. Prerequisite: WD106 Introduction to Programming

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4
WD125
Digital Typography+

This course focuses on principles of typography and their application in a Web design context. Instructional areas include technical specifications, aesthetics, functionality and meaning in typographic design. Prerequisite: WD110 Introduction to Design

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4
WD130
Digital Image Manipulation+

This course focuses on image manipulation by processing existing images to create new and unique compositions in a digital framework. Prerequisite: WD125 Digital Typography

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4
WD131
Introduction to Business and information Systems+

This foundational course integrates fundamentals of information systems and technology with an overview of business operation and management. The importance of information systems and its relationship to business operations from an end-user perspective is also addressed in this course.

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WD210
Introduction to JavaScript+

This course introduces the fundamentals of client-side programming using JavaScript. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of Web pages or components utilizing skills presented in this course. Prerequisite: WD120 Basic Web Scripting

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4
WD220
Animation and Storyboarding for the Web+

This course provides an introduction to animation and storyboarding techniques. Students will explore the technological and artistic skills required to storyboard and develop computer animation using current animation software. Prerequisite: WD130 Digital Image Manipulation

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WD230
Audio and Video for the Web+

This course is designed to familiarize students with the technologies associated with bringing video and audio to the Internet environment. Topics include media selection, software tools for encoding and decoding various media, delivery system attributes and limitations, associated file types, audio and video codes and software players. Prerequisite: WD220 Animation and Storyboarding for the Web

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WD232
Database Applications+

This course presents concepts and principles of database development and administration in relation to business applications. Focus is on data mining and analysis for business operations, and database development processes and administration. Prerequisite: WD131 Introduction to Business and Information Systems

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4
WD233
Data Networks+

This course addresses the role of data interchange and internetworking technologies. Blending technical and managerial concepts, this course offers an overview of the impact of data communication and networks in businesses and applications. Prerequisite: WD232 Database Applications

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WD240
Interface Design and Functional Web Pages+

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: WD210 Introduction to JavaScript

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WD250
Interactive Web Design+

This course will explore the process of planning, designing and building a professional Web site. Topics will include pre-production planning, working with a client, creating detailed site maps, design plans, reports, schedules and Web site creation. Prerequisites: WD230 Audio and Video for the Web, WD240 Interface Design and Functional Web Pages

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WD260
Web Design Project+

The Web Design Project course provides an independent learning experience directed towards the completion of a professional Web site from start to finish. Projects will require prior approval by the instructor. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including WD250 Interactive Web Design or equivalent

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Subtotal 60.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
TB139A
Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+

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

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TB141
Introduction to Productivity Software+

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

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4
TB332
Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course

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Subtotal 12.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Program Total
96
Subtotal 96.0

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Notes

+ In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.