AAS-T Degree or Certificate Program
Associate of Applied Science Transfer (A.A.S.T) degree, 95 credits
Certificate, 67 credits.
- Students can begin the program any quarter.
- Web Development may be a good fit for you if you like to solve problems using logical thinking.
- Areas of study include logic, programming, web design and databases.
- Job titles include webmaster and web developer - responsible for making web sites run efficiently.
Web Development students share many core classes with students in the programming option. The programming option in Information Technology includes a four-quarter certificate and seven-quarter AAS-T degree program. Prerequisites require an additional quarter for most students. The curriculum was designed with input from Puget Sound industry representatives to include the skills needed for successful employment. Classes in the program provide expertise in current programming languages, program design and operating systems, an introduction to computer hardware, and essential communications and problem solving skills.
Despite the recent economic downturn, the information technology field is still growing faster than any other section of the economy. A recent Department of Labor study indicates that 8 of the 9 fastest growing occupations between the years 2000-2010 will be in the area of Information Technology. More than 1,300,000 new IT jobs will be created in the United States by the year 2008. A Washington State Employment Security Department paper confirms these job growth statistics for our state as well, with some computer jobs posting growth rates of 6 % per year and higher. There is a critical shortage of qualified IT professionals, and excellent opportunities exist with both large and small companies and in the public sector.
Graduates in the field of Web Development at Seattle Central will be prepared for a variety of careers including Web Page Developer, Web Programmer, Web Administrator, and Web Master. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists an annual salary range of $47,00 to $65,500 for Web Developers. A recent salary survey by the job bank dice.com reports an average salary for first year Web Developers as $47,172 annually. Salaries rise quickly with experience as this same report gives the average salary of $76,090 for a Web Developer with 2-3 years experience.
Graduation ApplicationWeb Development AAS-T Degree
Web Development Certificate
For Further Information:
Information Technology Programs
Business, Information Technologies & Creative Arts
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3176
Seattle, WA 98122
PHONE: 206. 934.3150
FAX: 206. 934.3131
Lisa Sandoval Lisa.Sandoval@seattlecolleges.edu - 206.934.5575