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Information Technology: Web Design

Certificate

The Information Technology three- to seven-quarter certificate and Associate of Applied Science–T degree (A.A.S.-T) programs prepare students for an industry with a growing need for skilled technicians. IT offers certificates and/ or degrees in six areas: Applications Support, Database Administration and Development, Mobile Product Development, Network Design and Administration, Programming, Web Design, and Web Development. Graduates can expect to find employment as help desk analysts, programmers, web designers and developers, software support specialists, application developers, network designers and administrators, database designers and administrators and IT security specialists. Short-term certificates or industry certifications are offered in Computer Support Technician, Cisco Specialist I, II, III, Microsoft Specialist I, II, III, and Mobile Product Development.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 4
Part Time:
61.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Eligibility for ENGL& 101 and College Math

Students must maintain a 2.0 grade or higher in all coursework.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $7,079.05
  • NonResident Cost : $8,007.47
  • International Student Cost : $18,246.32

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development, the constantly changing roles of Information Technology (IT) professionals, and the evolving role of computers in society.

IT 100 5.0

Designed to provide students with an overview of database design and development.

IT 120 5.0

Examines computer programming theory and basics with the use of JavaScript language. Uses a hands-on approach to build interactive websites with JavaScript and demonstrates how to simplify the web development process with the use of jQuery. Studies several popular web techniques.

IT 121 5.0

Covers the fundamental mechanics of web page production starting with the absolute basics of creating properly structured websites using the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will learn how to write their own code to create web pages that include text, links, images, tables, and forms as well as how to launch their website on the Internet using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

IT 161 5.0

Explores how to write code to create modularly-built responsive websites that include a proper page layout, navigational structure, form validation and interactivity, and well-formatted and readable text to ensure accessibility across major browsers and devices. This course follows IT161, building on a student's existing knowledge of creating websites using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

IT 162 5.0

Introduces the elements of traditional typography and brand identity as applied to web design tocommunicate information effectively using overall typographic principal and scale.

IT 164 4.0

No Description Available

IT 165 3.0

Provides an overview and detailed look at the user-centered design techniques used to write successful, human-readable and machine-readable search engine optimized copy for a website.

IT 166 3.0

Provides a broad and detailed examination of how the User Interface & User Experience gets fulfilled via the design, functionality, features, and content of a website project while successfully achieving strategic business goals and user needs.

IT 172 5.0

Provides an overview of the different design and user research methods that are conducted throughout a web design or redesign process in order to improve designs and experiences for end users. Methods include: Competitive Analysis, Heuristic Evaluation, Card Sorting and Usability Testing.

IT 174 5.0

Covers the fundamentals of programming using a server-side scripting language such as Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP). Students learn basic programming skills in order to manage variables, control structures, and arrays, and learn to elegantly incorporate their scripts into their websites, to create dynamic web pages and gather data from HTML forms.

IT 261 5.0

Overview of the basic principles and practices of professional website design and development while focusing on content management and custom theme creation using WordPress (an open source technology).

IT 270 5.0

Provides both design and development students with the hands-on experience of designing and producing an effective web site for a live client while practicing a team workflow process.

IT 286 5.0

This course provides resources, strategies and techniques for information technology job search and placement. Students create and revise industry-oriented resumes, cover letters and portfolios, and receive feedback from industry professionals and peers. Students learn job search techniques and practice interviews. Students learn to research employers, speak their language, and understand the hiring process from their perspective.

IT 289 2.0