Web Design and Development - Web Development Concentration
Bachelor of Applied ScienceThis program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane and Springfield - Downtown locations.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Web Design and Development is a combination of front-end (Web Design) and back-end (Web Development) skills with an emphasis on experiential learning. There is a need for web designers and developers (who are typically labeled Full Stack Web Developers) because the individual roles of web designer and web developer are increasingly crossing over as internet technology and web programming languages evolve. Even if you are only going to serve in a front end or back end role for a project, you must know the language of both to function effectively in a team.
Web Developers with front-end developmental skills are able to design responsive, user interfaces based on client or team specificiations. They use the elements and principles of design, analytics, and usability to inform their design choices. Web Developers with back-end development skills are creating advanced website or web application functionality using both client-side and server-side programming languages and databases with an attention to security and version control. Web Developers with back-end development skills are adaptable problem solvers who are able to address web application programming challenges.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Web Design and Development will prepare students for employment as Web Developers, Web Designers, Front End Devleopers, Software Developers, and Full Stack Web Developers.