Web Development Degrees

January 2, 2016

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This Associate in Science degree program equips students with the essential coding, programming, and design skills needed to build websites and applications for desktop and mobile platforms. Students gain practical experience using state of the art web development technology to prepare for entry-level positions as web developers. The curriculum is continually updated to respond to rapidly changing industry trends.

According to data provided by CCC Center of Excellence (2015), there has been an 8% increase in San Diego County area Web Development jobs in the past 3 years with an average of 85 jobs available per year. These jobs pay a median annual income of $51, 807 with an Associate’s degree as the typical entry level of education. San Diego community colleges average only 30 web development degrees per year.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Write valid HTML and CSS code to create web content, structure and presentation.
  2. Code and debug JavaScript and jQuery to develop interactive web pages.
  3. Code and debug PHP and MySQL to develop dynamic (database-integrated) web applications.
  4. Integrate industry-standard technologies and design principles to develop sites that are attractive, usable, and functional on multiple platforms and devices, including mobile devices.

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for course descriptions and additional details.

Course Name Units
CIS 211 Web Development 1
GD 105 Fundamentals of Digital Media
CIS 213 Web Development 2
CIS 140 Databases
CIS 215 JavaScript Web Programming
CIS 219 PHP/MySQL Dynamic Web-based Applications
CS 119, 119L Program Design and Development
Select ONE of the following:
CIS 225 Web Development Capstone
CIS 267 Directed Work Experience In CIS 1-4
Select TWO of the following:
CIS 191 Linux Operating System
CS 182 Introduction to Java Programming
GD 126 Photoshop Digital Imaging
GD 130 Professional Business Practices
GD 217 Web Graphics
GD 222 Web Animation

Students who complete the courses required for this major qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Web Development.

For a Certificate of Specialization in Web Design or Web Programming see CIS Certificates.

Web Development Classes- Suggested Sequence

Begin with the introductory courses that are prerequisites for other courses. These courses are offered in fall and in spring.

  • CIS 211: Web Development I
  • GD 105: Digital Media
  • CS 119, 119L: Program Design And Development

CIS 140 (Databases) is offered in fall and spring and should be taken before CIS 219. This class has no prerequisites, but if you are not somewhat familiar with spreadsheets or databases, you could take CIS 110 first.

After you take these classes, take:

  • CIS 213: Web Development II (take CIS 211 first)
  • CIS 215: JavaScript (take CIS 211 and CS 119 first)
  • CIS 219: PHP/MySQL (take CIS 211 and CIS 140 and CS 119 first)

Your final semester, take one of these to prepare for work:

  • CIS 225: Capstone
  • CIS 267: Work Experience
SEMESTER 1 CIS 211: Web Development I
(offered fall and spring)
GD 105: Digital Media
(offered fall and spring)
CS 119, 119L: Program Design And Development
(offered fall and spring)
SEMESTER 2 CIS 215: JavaScript
(offered spring)
CIS 140: Databases
(offered fall and spring)
CIS 213: Web Development II
(offered spring)
(offered fall)
SEMESTER 4 CIS 267: Work Experience
Source: www.cuyamaca.edu
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