Web Design Program Curriculum

AAS–T scope and sequence

Program Preparation: Skill Development Courses

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 102 Information Systems Concepts 3

Intro to computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development and the evolving role of computers in society.

MIC 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 4

Intro to microcomputer applications for Windows. Includes an overview of Windows, the Microsoft Office System featuring Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Browsers, email, along with emerging software application topics and concepts.

First Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
WEB 105 Working on a Web Project 3

This course provides an overview of different web–related careers in the context of web team job descriptions, functions, workflow, processes, and overall project management.

WEB 110 Web Authoring 1 4

Covers the mechanics of web page production starting with absolute basics. Covers document structure, text elements, list elements, links, tables and working with images and creating framesets. Focuses on creating HTML/XHTML files by hand with emphasis on browser compatibility issues and HTML/XHTML validation.

WEB 112 Typography 3

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the elements of traditional typography as it will apply to your web design career.

WEB 114 Photoshop for the Web 3

Gain insight and skill with Adobe Photoshop. Covers the basic concepts of pixel–based image editing and making graphics for the web.

Second Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 220 Database Development 5

Overview of database theory and systems. Work with relational databases, simple ADO, SQL and XML.

WEB 120 Web Authoring 2 4

Covers more advanced elements of web page development and production. Includes style sheets, designing and coding forms, XHTML and an intro to XML. Code elements by hand and create content compatible with all major browsers.

WEB 150 Introduction to JavaScript 4

Studies programming concepts and techniques affecting web page design. Examines theoretical concepts that make the world of JavaScript programming unique. Uses a hands–on approach when examining programming styles. Examines different coding, the advancement of programming and problem–solving strategies.

WEB 200 Theory of Web Design 4

Covers principles and practices of professional web site design, including site structure, page layout, navigation, color theory, typography and best coding practices.

Third Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 240 Web Application Programming 1 5

Covers the fundamentals of programming using a server side scripting language such as PHP. Learn basic programming skills such as Variables, Control Structures, and Arrays, how to elegantly incorporate their scripts into their websites and gather data from HTML forms.

WEB 130 Web Authoring 3 3

This course follows WEB 120, building on students existing knowledge of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students learn more advanced styles, including animation. Additionally, students learn how to effectively create a website that utilizes both client side and server side scripting in conjuction with their HTML markup. Students will create a final project to include in their portfolio.

WEB 170 Content Management Systems 4

This course gives an overview of the basic principles and practices of professional website design and development using the open–source technology of WordPress.

WEB 202 User Centered Web Design 4

This course provides an overview and detailed look at how the User Interface & User Experience dictates the design, functionality, features and content of a website in while successfully achieving the client's business goals.

Fourth Quarter

Course Abbreviation Course Title Credits
ITC 136 Unix Operating System 5

Intro to the Linux/Unix client operating system, including the fundamental Linux/Unix commands in both the command line interface and graphics user interface. Not a Server Administration class.

CIS 197 Work Experience 55hrs./credit

Cooperative Education (Co–op) is a "work for credit" program offered to students enrolled in college transfer or workforce education programs. Academic credit is earned for the learning that occurs on the job. Students may earn credit for their jobs (with permission), or paid/unpaid internships. A separate component of our program enables students to earn credit for their volunteer service in non–profit, community–based organizations. Co–op is a coordinated effort between the student, the employing organization, and the college.

WEB 160 Writing for the Web 2

This course provides an overview and detailed look at the techniques used to write successful copy for a website.

WEB 205 Web Career Strategies 2

Presents various tools and skills needed to transition into the web industry. Learn about web careers, presenting skills, finding appropriate positions and creating a portfolio.

WEB 210 Advanced Web Design 5

This course provides the student with the experience of designing and producing an effective web site for a live client with advanced web design techniques while practicing a team workflow process.

Total Credits for Certificate* = 61

Total for AAS–T degree = 91

Note: This curriculum is being developed and revised. Please check with Information Technology Programs, 206.934.3150, for current information. Students must maintain a grade of 2.0 or higher in every class to remain in this program.

*Pre–requisite credits not included in total.

Contact Information

Information Technology Programs
Business, Information Technologies & Creative Arts
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3176
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.3150 206.934.3150

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