Associate in Applied Science in Web Designer

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Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Designer is designed to give students a set of skills that could allow them to develop simple websites with static information. Completing the program may lead to such positions as web technician and web designer assistant or to serve as a departmental or personal web publisher.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Web Designer (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3085
Total Credits Required
64
Catalog Year
2019-2020

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Perform the basic applications for graphic design and image correction using Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents to embed Flash movies for delivery to the World Wide Web.
  3. Construct and explain an overview of the Internet and its resources to including basic web page development.
  4. Design, develop, and publish web sites on the Internet using xhtml, css, and multimedia tools such as scripting languages, web graphics applications, web animation, and web editing software.
  5. Perform the basic applications for graphic design and image correction.
  6. Produce a work plan which would gain work experience in business or industry.
  7. Use a microcomputer graphics program to create, store, and print professional charts, graphs, and other visual images for business purposes.
  8. Design software for Web sites, including client-side script and Common GateWay Interface, (CGI) interactive scripts and web database to create dynamic Web sites using various scripting technologies such as JavaScript, and PHP.
  9. Develop and explain e-business sites including online marketing and advertising, legal, ethical, and security considerations, credit card and debit transactions.
  10. Develop advanced Web sites using a variety of integrated Web development tools.
  11. Describe and differentiate skills and concepts needed for industry certification as a Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Site Designer.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DC Introduction to Adobe Animate RC 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop RC 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area. See Academic Advisor for recommended courses. FYC 3
Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area. COM 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript RC 3
CIS220DC Flash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript RC 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II RC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent by assessment. CR 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area. See Academic Advisor for recommended courses. FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS233DC Internet Web Development: Dreamweaver RC 3
CIS234 XML Application Development RC 3
CIS235 E-Commerce RC 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area. See Academic Advisor for recommended courses. MA 3
SBU200 Society and Business SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS243 Internet/Web Development Level III RC 3
CIS290AC or
CIS298AC
Computer Information Systems Internship or Special Projects RC 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area. See Academic Advisor for recommended courses. HU 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area. See Academic Advisor for recommended courses. NS 4
Restricted Electives RE

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DB Introduction to Adobe Illustrator RE 3
CIS120DK Introduction to Digital Video Editing RE 3
MTC120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video RE 3
TCM120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video RE 3
CIS120DL Introduction to Adobe After Effects RE 3
CIS166AB RE
CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) RE 3
CIS291 RE
CIS220DK Advanced Digital Video Production: Premiere RE 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows RE 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Web Designer (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=125907).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Web Designer program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019