Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Web Technologies

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Certificate option available. See advisor for information.

Web Technologies provides students with the opportunity to pursue an associate degree built on a strong base of Web-related course work, tailored to the student's individual interest with one of three elective emphasis areas. There is also a shorter certificate option for those not interested in a degree at this time.

The Web Technologies degree appeals to students with a range of interests connected with the World Wide Web. Students begin with a set of basic courses covering HTML and CSS, Web media, and introductory computer and programming skills. As the programs progresses, students learn various aspects of Web design and development through courses emphasizing the workflow associated with the planning process, site design and the use of standard technologies, such as content management systems, to provide client solutions. Student also consider the business side of the Web development through courses in marketing and e-commerce, learning about current topics such as Web analytics and search engine optimization along with payments, catalogs and shopping carts. To round out each student's technical knowledge, the use of scripting, PHP and databases is also included.

Web Development emphasis options:

For students wishing to go further with programming, two elective concentrations are offered. The first emphasizes the Java programming language and culminates in a course in creating dynamic interactions with Java Server Pages. The second, based on Microsoft technology, emphasizes the Visual Basic language and culminates in the use of ASP.NET for providing dynamic pages and Web services. Both options include a course in client-side scripting.

Web Graphic Design emphasis option:

For students wishing to focus on design, there is an elective concentration in Web graphic design, which includes an additional course in digital layout, alongside courses covering several professional graphics tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Web Design & Development certificate:

The Web Design & Development certificate is an abbreviated course sequence for those looking to add basic Web skills to careers in marketing, graphic design, computer support or management. Student study many of the core courses from the Web Technologies degree program, but without the emphasis areas, advanced courses or general education components of a degree program.

Career opportunities: digital developer, Web editor, eBusiness Web designer, Web graphics designer, information technology designer, Web marketing specialist, interactive marketer, website content manager, multimedia/Web specialist, Web software developer, Web application developer, Web systems manager.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

BCA-302

Graphics and Multimedia for the Web

3

CIS-126

Introduction to Programming Logic with Language or

4

CIS-128

Programming Concepts

 

CIS-207

Fundamentals of Web Programming

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

 

 

17

Second Semester

BCA-290

Web Design Principles

3

CIS-333

Database and SQL or

4

CIS-307

Introduction to Databases

 

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

–––––––

Emphasis area course

3

 

 

16

Third Semester

BCA-320

Applied Web Technologies

3

BUS-151

Introduction to E-Commerce

3

CIS-334

PHP/Apache/MySQL

3

–––––––

Emphasis area course

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester

BCA-800

Web Technologies Capstone

3

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

ENG-106

Composition II or

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

 

–––––––

Emphasis area courses

6

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

64

Web Technologies - Graphic Design Emphasis Area Courses

GRA-127

Illustrator I

3

GRA-131

Digital Layout

3

GRA-140

Digital Imaging

3

GRA-195

Introduction to Web Media

3

Web Technologies - Open Source Programming Emphasis Area Courses

CIS-172

Java

4

CIS-176

Java II

4

CIS-180

J2EE Servlets and JSP

4

CIS-280

Client Side Scripting

3

Web Technologies - Microsoft Programming Emphasis Area Courses

CIS-280

Client Side Scripting

3

CIS-285

ASP.NET with Visual Basic

3

CIS-609

Visual Basic.NET

4

CIS-610

Advanced Basic.NET

4

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