What Is Web Design

This program option provides students the knowledge to develop vibrant websites. Students will focus on Web page design and development, 2D and 3D graphics and animation for the Web, database and dynamic scripting (programming) languages, apps development, content management systems and social media marketing.

Occupation Overview

Web designers design Web pages, graphic content and animation, using HTML and Web editors to determine determine the look and feel of an entire website. Specialized coursework in Internet and website technology is very helpful. Courses should include Internet software languages, website design using graphics and audio-visual techniques, website setup and maintenance and information security. Courses in marketing and advertising will strengthen your credentials. When seeking an entry-level position in this field, it is important to have a portfolio containing samples of your best work.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of multimedia and Web professionals is projected to grow 20 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce.

Local/regional placement and outlook have been higher than average compared to the national outlook.

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Web and Multimedia Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers, including, but not limited to: multimedia developer, webmaster, Web programmer, game developer and creative director.

Salary Outlook

Nationally, established Web and multimedia professionals generally earn between $33,130 and $58,140 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $76,450.

Opportunities for advancement and promotion after entry-level employment are typically higher with an A.A.S. degree compared to certificates.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Degree Name: Web Design C.A.
Degree or Program: Computer Science
Degree Type: Certificate of Achievement
Description:
Learn the fundamentals of Web page authoring and design using the latest programs on the market leading to entry-level positions. Companies everywhere need webmasters to compete in today's business world.
General Education Requirements 13
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Social Science HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101
POL 102
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History since 1877
U.S. History since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State and Local Government
3
Elective CPT/BTC 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE:  9
  CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3  
  CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3  
  CPM 160 HTML 3  
ADDITIONAL CORE REQUIREMENTS: (Minimum of 9 Credit Hours) 9
  CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Languages 3
  CPM 215 Fireworks 2
  CPM 230 Social Media Marketing for the Web 3
  CPM 240 Web Design 3
  CPM 250 Web Animation 3
  CPM 260 Content Management Systems 3
  CPM 280 JavaScript 3
  CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 31

For more information, call the program coordinator Jane O'Donnell at 636-922-8594.

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 098 Beginning Algebra 4
CPT/BTC 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
  Choose two of the core requirements * 6
SECOND SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
HIS or POL Social Sciences 3
  Choose one of the core requirements * 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3
CPM 160 HTML 3

*Core requirements include CPM 190, 215, 230, 240, 250, 260, 280, CPT 160.

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