(62/63 semester hours minimum)
The Computer Services Web Development Option provides learners with a solid background in server side integration and webmaster tasks that are needed to develop and maintain web sites. This technology focused degree includes topics such as web page development, server side programming, data backup and information security practices. Business and industry continue to use the Internet to tap into new markets that become available not just in Connecticut, but worldwide as traditional boundaries are transcended by broadband speeds. Consequently, the need for qualified computer technologists to create and maintain the web servers, web pages, and transactions that comprise a modern e-commerce venture will only continue to expand.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Computer Services: Web Development Option degree will:
- Use the core technologies of current markup languages such as HTML, XHTML and CSS for web development and design
- Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with web site development requirements, skills and techniques, and web site design principles
- Design and implement accessibility-compliant user interfaces. Students will demonstrate this skill by creating web sites that meet web accessibility standards as described by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines;
- Design and build web sites that incorporate the graphical elements required of business web sites. Students will demonstrate this skill by creating web sites that employ all of the major industry standard graphical file formats and graphical compression techniques
- Demonstrate familiarity with the principles of good design and use computer graphic programs to produce individual design projects
- Demonstrate fluency in two and three dimensional design concepts such as drawing, line, space, color, texture, composition and how to convey these in a digital format for web based users
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Chris Parden.