Web Design & Development - Diploma and AAS

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SCC delivers the education you need to succeed in our Web Design and Development program. Learn the skills you need as companies build the internet of things.

SCC’s Information Technology Programs use the latest equipment and software and offer students the opportunity to specialize in one of two options: Network Administration & Cyber Security or Web Design & Development. 

Completion of the first year earns students a Web Design Diploma and is focused on content creation and design. Image editing, layout, animation, sound and video production go hand in hand with HTML scripting, responsive design techniques and electives such as photography or drawing to serve up a year bursting with creativity.

The second year challenges a student's technical ability with courses in online databases, web programming, interface design and building mobile apps. We top things off with the development of an electronic portfolio designed to present student accomplishments to prospective employers and an industry internship to develop real world work experience.

SCC’s Web Design & Development Program is designed to offer a broad spectrum of PC skills needed in small to medium-sized organizations. Students receive instruction on networking, graphic and web design, and small business management. 

For specific information regarding program rules and expectations, please view the program handbook. View The Program Handbook

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
GRA-140 DIGITAL IMAGING 3
GRA-175 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES 3
SMM-108 SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
GRA-158 WEB MULTIMEDIA 3
GRA-166 WEB ANIMATIONS 3
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
MKT-121 DIGITAL MARKETING 3
WDV-101 INTRODUCTION TO HTML AND CSS 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ART-120 2-D DESIGN 3
ART-133 DRAWING 3
ART-186 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3
ENG-221 CREATIVE WRITING 3
TOTAL 18
Summer Semester Course Title Credit
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
TOTAL 3
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
CIS-125 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LOGIC WITH LANGUAGE 3
CIS-332 DATABASE AND SQL 3
GRA-299 ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO 3
NET-142 NETWORK ESSENTIALS 3
WDV-120 INTERFACE DESIGN 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
BUS-150 E-COMMERCE 3
NET-825 INTERNET/WEB INTERNSHIP 3.7
WDV-132 MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3
WDV-341 INTRODUCTION TO PHP 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ART-120 2-D DESIGN 3
ART-133 DRAWING 3
ART-186 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING 3
ENG-221 CREATIVE WRITING 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
TOTAL 15.7

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

GRA-140 - DIGITAL IMAGING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to image manipulation software used in the electronic and print media industry. Emphasis will be placed on scanning, image editing techniques, using painting tool sets, color correction, ethics and digital photography techniques.

GRA-175 - GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A beginning course in designing printed pieces. This course will provide the student with an introduction to some of the basic principles of design aesthetics for print and web media. A history of the desktop publishing process, basics of communication, basic document structure, typography, use of color and illustration will be covered.

SMM-108 - SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course explores the history of social networks and introduces students to social media for organizations. It provides students opportunities to implement the use of social media tools as part of a marketing strategy and work with social media analytic tools.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

GRA-158 - WEB MULTIMEDIA

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

An introduction to the creation of multimedia for use with web pages, kiosks, and CD/DVD. Video camcorders, digital cameras, digital recorders, touch screens, and iPods will be utilized in conjunction with computer hardware and software for media creation and manipulation. Media covered in the course will include podcasting, streaming video, streaming audio, live broadcasts, and presentations.

GRA-166 - WEB ANIMATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Animation can be an important part of information transfer from a web site to the viewer. Topics will include when animation is an appropriate tool to use, when animation should be avoided, what tools are the current standard for web animation, and how animation can be used to present information. The class will be project-based, with the student solving animation-related problems based on real business situations.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

MKT-121 - DIGITAL MARKETING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A complete overview of how to promote a business online, this course covers the basics of traditional marketing before going on to explore how these core concepts can be specifically applied to digital media. Students will learn the role that websites, social media, search engine placement, email and mobile marketing play in their overall marketing strategy and how best to take advantage of each.

WDV-101 - INTRODUCTION TO HTML AND CSS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Introduces current standards of HTML, XHTML and CSS. Students will code HTML and CSS web pages, test them in browser and publish them to a web server. Page layouts will use various CSS techniques. Tables and forms will be used as well. A current version of Dreamweaver will be used to build more complex pages.

ART-120 - 2-D DESIGN

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This beginning level course for either non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of two dimensional media such as pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, etc., applied on paper and other types of surfaces. A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced using the various elements and principles of design.

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

ART-186 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Introduces students to the use, management and manipulation of photographs as a digital medium. Students will study Photoshop as a photographic editing tool and utilize critical analysis relating to ideas of photo editing and manipulation. Content will include the technical concepts of digital image editing and manipulation in the context of historical and contemporary theories of photography as an art form.

ENG-221 - CREATIVE WRITING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Instruction and practice in multiple genres of creative writing. Students study the art, craft, and discipline of creative writing by reading, discussing, and critiquing the work of prominent writers; by experimenting with various writing methods and techniques; and by reading, discussing, and critiquing student work. Instruction, practice, and workshops will address elements of creative writing such as content, structure, form, and style in particular and multiple genres. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

CIS-125 - INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LOGIC WITH LANGUAGE

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Introduction to computer programming with structured program development and module designs emphasized. Write programs related to several areas, including input/output, numerical computation, iteration, recursion, data manipulation, and interactive procedures.

CIS-332 - DATABASE AND SQL

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is an introduction to SQL as a database programming language to those already familiar with basic relational database concepts. Students will write executable SQL statements to create and maintain database objects.

GRA-299 - ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Electronic Portfolio will help prepare the student for the next step, whether that is moving into the work force or presenting to the teachers at a four-year institution. Skills taught in this class will include preparation of an electronic portfolio, career-advancement skills, resume writing, and interviewing. Prerequisites: GRA-140, GRA-158, GRA-166 and WDV-101.

NET-142 - NETWORK ESSENTIALS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet. Corequisite: CSC-110.

WDV-120 - INTERFACE DESIGN

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course covers the design, prototyping, and evaluation of user interfaces to computers which is often called Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Students will gain a strong understanding of user interface design. This covers references, user experience (UX), and usability principles. Topics include psychological and interaction principles, requirements analysis, designing for different screens (web, TVs and mobile devices), design standards, style guides, techniques and visual design principles. Prerequisite: GRA-175.

BUS-150 - E-COMMERCE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of electronic commerce as a market where commercial activities are conducted. It will focus on business concepts and how to apply technology in order to be successful. Topics include market trends, globalizing a company, vendor solutions, storefronts, advertising, resource requirements, and operational issues of launching a commercial presence in today’s global electronic marketplace.

NET-825 - INTERNET/WEB INTERNSHIP

OJT: 15

Credit: 3.7

This course is designed to provide the Web Design and Administration student with a practical experience in information technology prior to completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The internship is supervised by the program coordinator and should be taken during the student's last spring or fall semester on campus. Prerequisite: Fifty hours completed towards IT degree as a Web Design and Administration including CIS-504.

WDV-132 - MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will introduce students to the skills required for building both web based and native mobile applications (apps). Students will explore when and why an app makes sense over a mobile web site and develop a range of small apps that take advantage of native device functionality. The differences between mobile OS will be explored along with the various distribution methods and publishing requirements currently available. Prerequisites: WDV-101 and CIS-125.

WDV-341 - INTRODUCTION TO PHP

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will introduce PHP as a server side scripting language. It will introduce the MySQL database and the SQL language for use with PHP. Students will embed PHP and SQL code into html pages and publish them to a PHP enabled server. Students will create a web application that will allow for user login pages, as well as add, delete and updates of database content to web pages. Prerequisites: WDV-101, CIS-125 and CIS-332.

ART-120 - 2-D DESIGN

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This beginning level course for either non-art or art majors allows the student to explore a variety of two dimensional media such as pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, etc., applied on paper and other types of surfaces. A variety of design styles and methods will be introduced using the various elements and principles of design.

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

ART-186 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Introduces students to the use, management and manipulation of photographs as a digital medium. Students will study Photoshop as a photographic editing tool and utilize critical analysis relating to ideas of photo editing and manipulation. Content will include the technical concepts of digital image editing and manipulation in the context of historical and contemporary theories of photography as an art form.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-221 - CREATIVE WRITING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Instruction and practice in multiple genres of creative writing. Students study the art, craft, and discipline of creative writing by reading, discussing, and critiquing the work of prominent writers; by experimenting with various writing methods and techniques; and by reading, discussing, and critiquing student work. Instruction, practice, and workshops will address elements of creative writing such as content, structure, form, and style in particular and multiple genres. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

Don Weiss - Dean of Career and Technical Education, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5380

Email: dweiss@scciowa.edu
BA, University of Kansas
MBA, Keller Graduate School
PhD, St. Louis University

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