Web Development and Design - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (1816)
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 Applied Science (AAS) in web development and design includes three special areas from which you can choose: Interactive Web Media, Web Application Development, and General Web Studies.
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 and programmer
- 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
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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 27 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 a 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
- 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.
- View the Advising Checksheet for Interactive Web Media (pdf)
- View the Advising Checksheet for General Web Studies (pdf)
- View the Advising Checksheet for Web Application Development (pdf)
This program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. Should you choose to transfer to a 4-year school, HACC has negotiated an agreement with Bloomsburg that will allow you to transfer with no loss of credits and complete a bachelor’s degree right here in Harrisburg. For other transfer options, check with your advisor or go to our Transfer Services Page.
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We hold classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime online. When you submit your application, please include program code 1816 to make sure you apply to the correct program.
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 the engineering, trades & computer technologies department chair, Dr. Kelley Engle, to request more information