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Web Design and Development - Web Design Concentration

Web Design and Development - Web Design Concentration

Bachelor of Applied Science

This program is available at the Online 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) curriculum with an emphasis on experiential learning. There is a growing demand for web developers with front-end development skills that can build responsive, accessbile websites based on client or team specifications.  They use the elements and principles of design, analytics, and usability to inform their design choices.  Web developers with back-end dvelopment skills are adaptable problem solvers who can address programming challenges.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Web Design and Development will prepare students for employment as web designers, front-end developers, interaction designers, UI/UX designers, SEO engineers, digital marketing analysts, site reliability engineers, and more.

Learn more about the Web Design and Development programs at Clark State College.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Adapt to various problem-solving needs using the appropriate tools in web design and development while utilizing persistence, curiosity, research, and a willingness to learn.
  • Communicate effectively, able to make formal and informal presentations to clients, managers, technical, and non-technical staff.
  • Deploy full-stack web applications with integrated server-side databases in a testing environment, on a web server, or in the cloud while using an Agile Development model and working in teams and individually.
  • Design responsive, front-end user interfaces based on client need, design elements and principles, analytics, usability testing, and best practice coding that adheres to web standards and semantics.
  • Work with various computer platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
  • Write computer programs to support web applications such as client-side scripts, server-side scripts with attention to version control, web security, and client specifications.
Course Title Credits
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python * 3
NWM 1000 Introduction to New Media 2
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
GPH 1001 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ITS 1500 HTML and CSS 3
CSD 1600 JavaScript and jQuery 3
NWM 1005 Digital Aesthetics and User Experience 3
NWM 1020 Adobe for Web Professionals 3
NWM 1610 Web Design 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^* 3
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
CSD 2521 Java Programming I 3
CSD 2610 Mobile Web Application Programming or Technical Elective** 3
NWM 1010 Social Media and Digital Interactivity 3
NWM 2400 Advanced Web Design 3
CSD 2800 Advanced Topics 3
ART 1002 Art History II 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology  
or SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
WDD 3100 User Interface Design 3
WDD 3200 HTML and CSS II 3
WDD 3400 JavaScript for Web Development 3
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
WDD 3300 Web Analytics and SEO 3
WDD 3500 Python for Web Development 3
WDD 3600 Server-side Programming and Database 3
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
WDD 3700 Web Design and Development Internship 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
WDD 4300 User Experience Design 3
WDD 4600 Web Server Interaction 3
WDD 4700 Senior Project I 3
GLG 1131 Physical Geology 4
WDD 4710 Senior Project II 3
WDD 4800 Web Design and Development Capstone 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
GEO 2200 World Regional Geography 3
  Total credit hours 120
^Proficiency test available.

*Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITs 0710 before taking a computer class.

** Technical electives must total 3 semester hours. They may come from any combination of courses (including online courses) not already prescribed that use the following course codes: CSD, CSE, GST, NWM, NTK, or GEO 1000.           

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional terms of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules. A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Web Design and Development students need a high school algebra background equivalent to MTH 0650 Algebra for Non-STEM majors. Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 Computer Fundamentals as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 Beginning Keyboarding or ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing.

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Alexandria Horne Instructor and Coordinator, Business and Applied Technologies