Web Development and Design: Associate in Arts (AA) (1810)
ATTENTION: This program has been inactivated by the department for Fall 2018 and will no longer be available for new student enrollments. Interested new students should consider reviewing the Web Development and Design AAS degree (major code #1816) - new Fall 2018.
Are you looking for a career that puts your creative abilities to good use? Do you enjoy creating interesting designs for the web and building websites? If this sounds like you, a career in web development and design might be an exciting path to pursue.
Our Associate in Arts in web development and design includes three special areas from which you can choose.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
After graduating from our Web Development and Design Program, you have the option of entering the workforce to work for a business, government agency or web consulting firm as a:
- Web application developer
- Web designer
- Web developer
- Web interactive media specialist
- Web producer
- Web UX (user experience) designer
This program may be an ideal fit if you:
- Enjoy learning new technologies and processes
- Communicate well and are able to creatively solve problems
- Describe yourself as organized
- Possess good time-management skills
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
In our Web Development and Design Program, you’ll gain the skills you need to be successful in the field. To begin, you will obtain 24 credits in foundation courses, which will lay the groundwork for your chosen specialty. Then, you will select 15 credits within a specialization. The three areas of specialty from which you may choose are:
- Web application development emphasizes building interactive data-driven websites and mobile applications.
- Interactive web media focuses on making creative content by using rich media and responsive page layout. You will use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
- General web studies, which is a mix of design and development skills.
Prior to graduation, you will work with your classmates in the final capstone course. You will work on an individual portfolio, team-based service learning projects and your soft skills. This will consist of interviewing, traditional and online networking, promotional techniques, proper dress and appropriate demeanor to enter the workforce. You also may choose a web program internship to learn from a mentor within the industry and use this as an elective course.
After completing the program, you will be able to:
- Design high quality webpages for a variety of uses
- Publish websites with effective design and content for various platforms
- Create interactive and multimedia content for web use
- Create programs for both web and mobile applications
- Develop web applications that integrate server programming, databases and markup languages
- Work individually, and as team members, on website projects
- Recognize the importance of how specialized training fits into larger management and societal contexts
- Write and speak effectively
- Appreciate accomplishments in the arts and sciences
What classes will I take?
We encourage you to:
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Absolutely! Our associate degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Browse our various transfer options below:
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)
|Franklin University Online:||Franklin University Bachelor Degrees (ONLINE) (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! With approximately 200 scholarships available through the HACC Foundation, you have the opportunity to earn money towards your HACC education. To view eligibility requirements and learn how to apply, we encourage you to visit hacc.edu/scholarships.
When can I apply?
We hold classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime online. When you submit your application, please include program code 1810 to make sure you apply to the correct program.
How can I learn more?
If you’re passionate about the arts and computers, we want to help you translate those interests into a rewarding career. To learn more about this exciting two-year program, please contact an admissions counselor or department chair Kelley Engle to request more information