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. You'll gain a foundation in:
- website creation
- web design
- application development
- web technologies
Our curriculum allows you to select electives from two categories:
- Web Design - electives in graphic editing, user experience and user interface design, as well as front-end development used to create visually appealring and usable websites.
- Web Development - in programming to build data-driven websites and mobile applications.
Lastly, our progam provides you with a capstone experience. This will give you the chance to create a professional website for a aclient, as well as a porfolio of our work throughout the program.
After completing the program, you will be able to:
- Build professional websites that optimize the user experience for various uses and platforms, including one for a client
- Create web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Manage web content with a Content Management System (CMS)
- Design websites that are visually attractive, accessible and engaging
- Create web graphics with various design applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
- Develop web and mobile applications that are dynamic, interactive and data driven
- Work individually and as team members on website projects
- Characterize web career opportunities, job types, requirements, skills and technologies
- Create a portfolio of their work
- Write and speak effectively
- 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)
- Review our new academic maps (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
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.
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