Associate in Applied Science in Web Developer

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Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


The base degree for this pathway map is no longer offered for new students. It is presented only for archival purposes.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Developer is designed to give students a set of skills that would allow them to develop interactive and dynamic websites that access data stored in databases. Completing the program may lead to such positions as web technician, web designer, web programmer, and web developer.


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Academic Career
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Web Developer (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
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What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Describe and explain the development of the Internet and its resources to including basic web page development.
  2. Explain the processes of software development for Web sites, including client-side script and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting.
  3. Design, develop, and publish web sites on the Internet using xhtml, css, and multimedia tools.
  4. Describe the responsibilities of a certified project manager and the eight knowledge areas of project management.
  5. Utilize object-oriented program design and logic tools to develop programs.
  6. Use Java Scripting language on a website.
  7. Analyze and evaluate the data design, implementation, evaluation, maintenance and management of databases.
  8. Report on work experience in business or industry by describing skills used.
  9. Apply web skills by installing MySQL, model and creating new databases.
  10. Manage an install of a SQL Server, model by identifying and implementing processes to manage users, authenticate and store procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies.
  11. Demonstrate database skills by installing Oracle, modeling and creating new databases, managing users, authentication, and stored procedures, and developing backup/restore strategies.
  12. Demonstrate the use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) to make documents smarter, simplify Web automation, and to communicate between databases, both within and between corporations.
  13. Explain and overview systems analysis and design, in terms of the competitive and strategic uses of information systems.
  14. Explain how business enterprises anticipate or react to the needs and/or demands of its customers, employees, stockholders, and government agencies (e.g. OSHA, EPA).

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers


Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers


* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • 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 AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • 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 Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS117DM or
CIS276DA or
CIS276DB or
Microsoft Access: Database Management or MySQL Database or SQL Server Database or Oracle Database RC 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I RC 3
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals RC 3
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript RC 3
SBU200 Society and Business 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 FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II RC 3
CIS290AC Computer Information Systems Internship RC 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area HU 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area MA 3
Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area COM 3
Restricted Elective RE

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS234 XML Application Development RC 3
CIS250 Management of Information Systems RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
Restricted Elective RE

Program Electives

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

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DC Introduction to Adobe Animate RE 3
CIS126DL Linux Operating System RE 3
CIS159 Visual Basic Programming I RE 3
CIS162AD C#: Level I RE 3
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I RE 3
CIS166AC Web Scripting with Active Server Pages (ASP).NET RE 3
CIS166AE Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) RE 3
CIS217AM Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management RE 3
CIS233DC Internet Web Development: Dreamweaver RE 3
CIS259 Visual Basic Programming II RE 3
CIS262AD C# Level II RE 3
CIS263AA Java Programming: Level II RE 3
MST150 or
MST150 or MST150XP RE

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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.

This degree is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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.

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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 Developer program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019