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Web Careers: Digital Media and Web Technology A.A.S.


View Digital Media and Web Technology A.A.S.:
View Java Developer Certificate :250
View Internet Games and Simulation Certificate (R): 232
View Web Design Certificate (R): 229A
View Web Programming Certificate: 230
View Web Development Certificate (G, R): 231


Digital Media and Web Technology A.A.S.  

Revised: Effective Semester — Fall 2013 

The Digital Media and Web Technology program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career or to continue studies in digital media and Web development.  This program teaches technologies involved in designing and developing user interfaces, websites and web applications, as well as mobile and web server programming. Students may focus their studies on user interface development, web development, or mobile development or take courses from some or all of the focus areas.  The curriculum prepares students for a variety of entry and mid-level positions as user-interface developers, web developers, web designers, digital media and multimedia specialists.

General Education  Requirements 
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements  (25-26 credits)
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
CS 100 Fundamentals of Computer Programming

OR

CS 140 Introduction to Programming† 
2-3
CA 125 Introduction to Flash 4
CA 272 Professional Website Development 4
CA 273 Advanced Web Technologies 3
CA 274 Content Management Systems 3
CA 276 JavaScript 3
CA 299 Web Certificate/Degree Portfolio 3
Program Electives  (18-19 Credits)
User Interface Design and Development Courses
GD 121 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 1 4
GD 212  InDesign  4
GD 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
GD 216 Illustrator for Vector Graphics 4
TR 110 Video Editing 3
Web Development Courses
CA 141 Introduction to Database Applications 3
CA 240 Advanced Database Applications

OR

   
CS 270 Introduction to SQL using Oracle 3
CA 277 JavaScript and jQuery 3
CA 278 Web Application Development Using ColdFusion 4
CA 282 Web Application Development Using PHP and MySQL 3
CA 288 Advanced Web Application Development with ColdFusion 3
Mobile Development Courses
CA 277 JavaScript and jQuery 3
CS 213 Java Programming 3
CS 214 Advanced Java Programming 3
CS 261 Mobile Game and Application Programming  
CS 216 UNIX/LINX Operating System 3
CS 270 SQL using Oracle 3

Total credit hours 63-65

*  EN 101, if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective

†  Please consult a Digital Media advisor before selecting courses.

Program Outcomes for Digital Media and Web Technology A.A.S.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of media, techniques, and knowledge of associated processes used in web and mobile development.
  • Demonstrate currency and proficiency in the digital tools employed in web and mobile design and development.
  • Create professional quality websites or mobile applications that comply with current web standards and are representative of the material and techniques studied.

 

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Java Developer Certificate:250

New: Effective Semester—Spring 2011

This certificate is designed for students who want to receive training in developing object-oriented Java applications that will run on server and client systems. Students will be able to apply these courses toward a general studies, web careers or information systems degree.

CS 213 Java Programming Language 3
CS 214 Advanced Java Programming 3
CS 220 Client-Server Programming with Java 3

Electives:
Select 3
courses from the
following:

 

CS 136  System Analysis and Design
CS 140  Introduction to Programming
CS 261  Mobile Game and Application Programming
CS 269  Computer Science and Technologies Internship
CS 270  Introduction to SQL using Oracle
7-10
Total credit hours 16-19
 
Program Outcomes for the Java Developer Certificate
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge with Java programming language.
  • Write GUI-based, object-oriented, event-driven client-side Java programs using primitive data types, control structures, methods, arrays, classes, interfaces, inheritance, polymorphism, asynchronous event handling, and multi-threading.
  • Build Java programs to connect to databases and manipulate database records.
  • Develop networking programs using Remote Method Invocation and networking API.
  • Create server-side programs using the web protocol, client-side interfaces, and server-side technologies such as Java Servlet and JavaServer Page.
  • Implement Java games and applications to run on different devices.

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Internet Games and Simulation Certificate (R): 232

Revised: Effective Semester—Summer 2007

Computer Web gaming and simulation is part of a rapidly growing and exciting new industry. This interdepartmental certificate presents students with an introduction to the skills needed to explore this emerging technology area of Web game development. Completion of this certificate will expose students to core Web development skills, introduce Web gaming and computer simulation technology, and provide an introduction to computer graphics technology. Electives allow students an opportunity to further explore their particular area of interest.

GD 110 Digital Tools for the Graphics Profession 4
CA 190 Introduction to Game and Simulation Development 4
CA 272 Professional Web Site Development 4
CA 273 Advanced Professional Web Technologies 3
GD 120 Introduction to Digital Arts 4
GD 140 Introduction to Animation* 4
CA 125 Introduction to Flash 4
CA 225 Flash ActionScript for Web Publishing and Gaming 4
  Electives: Select two from the following groups:
Design and Animation Electives:  GD 214, GD 218, GD 219, GD 240, PR 131, PR 232, TR 101
Programming and Technical Electives: EN 109, CA 141, CA 195, CA 269 or CS 269, CA 276, CA 277,
CA 278, CS 140, CS 213
4-8
Total credit hours 35-39

* Students enrolled in this certificate may waive CG 121 (normally a prerequisite to CA 210) without having to substitute an additional class.

Program Outcomes for the Internet Games Simulation Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of analyzing, designing, and developing Internet based games in a team environment.
  • Create professional quality Web games using Flash and Actionscript and place in an online portfolio.
  • Create professional quality Web sites that comply with current Web standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of gaming and simulation.

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Web Design Certificate (R): 229A

Revised: Effective Semester —Spring 2011

This certificate is designed to provide training, skills, and knowledge that prepare a student for employment as a member of a Web development team. Skills include Web site management, advanced Web design techniques using a variety of software, effective communication between Web authors and system administrators, HTML validity, editorial responsibilities, and liaison with graphic artists and others.

GD 110 Digital Tools for the Graphics Profession 4
CA 272 Professional Web Site Development 4
GD 121 Fundamentals of Graphic Design I 3
GD 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
GD 218 Graphic Design for the Web 4
CA 125 Introduction to Flash 4
CA 299 Web Certificate/Degree Portfolio 3
  Electives: Select one of the following courses:
AR 101, AR 103, CA 225, CA 273, CA 274, CA 276, CA 277, CA 278, GD 140, GD 216, PG 161
3-4
Total credit hours 29(30)
Program Outcomes for the Web Design Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of media, techniques, and knowledge of associated processes used in Web design.
  • Demonstrate visual problem solving that employs appropriate technical skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express ideas and concepts creatively.
  • Apply principles of design and typography to the processes employed in the graphic design, illustration, and Web design industries.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of Web design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present and critique concepts and designs.
  • Demonstrate currency in the digital tools employed in Web site design and assembly.
  • Create professional quality Web sites that comply with current Web standards.
  • Develop a portfolio representative of the material and techniques studied, suitable for employment or transfer to another institution.

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Web Programming Certificate: 230

This certificate is designed to provide training, skills, and knowledge that prepare a student for employment as a programmer on a Web development team. Skills include advanced Web programming languages (Java, Visual Basic, XML, DHTML/JavaScript, Web databases), UNIX, and advanced HTML.

GD 110 Digital Tools for the Graphics Profession  

or

   
CA 106 Computer Use and Management 3-4
CA 272 Professional Web Site Development 4
CA 273 Advanced Professional Web Technologies  
or
   
CA 276 Dynamic HTML with JavaScript 3
CA 277 XML and Its Applications 3
CA 278 Web Application Development Using ColdFusion 4
CS 140 Introduction to Programming 3
CA 141 UNIX/Linux Operating System  
or
   
CS 270 Introduction to SQL Using Oracle 3
CS 213 Java Programming Language 3
CS 214 Advanced Java Programming 3
CS 216 UNIX/LIUX Operating System  3
CS 220 Client Server Programming with Java 3
  Electives: Select one of the following courses:
CA 225, CA 240, CA 269, CA, 274, CA 282, CA 288, CS 210, CS 226, CS 269
6
Total credit hours 38 -39
Program Outcomes for the Web Programming Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Create valid XHTML Web pages.
  • Write and use JavaScript in Web pages.
  • Use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as the MX Studio 8 effectively.
  • Create Web pages incorporating the Cascading Style Sheets technology.
  • Create Web pages with dynamic content utilizing at least two Web server application technologies.
  • Create coherent and intuitive Web-enabled applications.

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Web Development Certificate (G, R): 231A

Revised: Effective Semester — Spring 2011

This certificate is designed to provide training, skills, and knowledge that prepare a student for employment as a member of a Web development team. Skills include Web site management, basic Web site design, effective communication between Web authors and system administrators, HTML validity, editorial responsibilities, and liaison with graphic artists and others.

GD 110 Digital Tools for the Visual Arts 4
CA 141 Introduction to Database Applications  

or

   
CS 270 Introduction to SQL Using Oracle 3
CA 272 Professional Web Site Development 4
CA 273 Advanced Professional Web Technologies 3
CA 274 E-Commerce Web Sites: Administration, Security and Marketing
3
CA 276 Dynamic HTML with JavaScript  

or

   
CA 277 XML and Its Application 3
CA 278 Web Application Development Using Coldfusion 4
CA 288 Advanced Web Application Development Using ColdFusion 3
CA 299 Web Certificate/Degree Portfolio 3
CA 125 Introduction to Flash 4
  Electives: Select one of the following courses:
BA 101, CA 225, CA 240, CA 269, CA 276, CA 277, CA 282, CS 140, CS 213, CS 269, GD 218
3
Total credit hours 37
Program Outcomes for the Web Development Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Create valid XHTML Web pages.
  • Use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) effectively.
  • Create Web pages incorporating the Cascading Style Sheets technology.
  • Create Web pages with dynamic content utilizing a Web database technology.
  • Create coherent and intuitive Web sites or Web-enabled applications.

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