Web Technology Program

The Web Technology program is a great opportunity to combine your artistic abilities with complex technological skills. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Web Technology provides an understanding of the fundamental building blocks of web site creation and design.

The program combines skills from vital areas:

  • HTML/XHTML
  • CSS
  • WYSIWYG web creation (Dreamweaver)
  • scripting to add web functionality (PHP)
  • web forms that interact with database servers (MySQL)
  • digital image manipulation (Photoshop)
  • vector image creation (Illustrator)
  • audio (Premiere Pro)
  • video (Premiere Pro)
  • animation to enhance the appearance and effectiveness of web content (Flash)

Career Outlook

Not only will businesses and organizations need more Web pages, but they will also need better Web pages to compete with the saturated market.

Web designers make between $26,000 and $70,000. Wages will vary greatly according to markets. You'll command more money if you can integrate databases into your web pages using PHP, ASP , or ColdFusion.

Embrace change! Anyone who is serious about a career in this field can't be afraid of change. And you can't be afraid to learn new programs, new skills, and new ways of thinking. It’s a field changing quickly and constantly.

Course Schedule

Web Technology (A.A.S. Degree)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-256 Dreamweaver I
3.0
CIS-253 HTML Basics
3.0
CIS-254 Basic Media Design
2.0
CIS-255 Web Graphics I
3.0
GRA-111 Vector Graphics
2.0
GRA-176 Layout Design I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-257 Web Graphics II
3.0
CIS-258 Dreamweaver II
3.0
CIS-260 Web Databases
3.0
GRA-115 Vector Graphics II
2.0
GRA-177 Layout Design
2.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-932 Internship (optional)
2.0
 
Total Hours: 2.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
GRA-158 Web Multimedia
3.0
CIS-259 Dreamweaver III
3.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
xxx-xxx English/Speech Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-262 Dreamweaver Projects
3.0
GRA-166 Web Animations
3.0
CIS-261 Media Projects
3.0
MKT-153 Advertising and Promotion
3.0
xxx-xxx English/Speech Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
 
Web Technology A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 62.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen.Ed. list for Applied Science and Technology

**Program requirements: Must pass all classes with the prefix of ART, CIS, and GRA with a "C" or better for Graduation.

Web Technology (A.A. Degree)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
CIS-253 HTML Basics
3.0
CIS-254 Basic Media Design
2.0
CIS-255 Web Graphics I
3.0
CIS-256 Dreamweaver I
3.0
GRA-111 Vector Graphics
2.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
CIS-262 Dreamweaver Projects
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
XXX-XXX Math Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
CIS-258 Dreamweaver II
3.0
XXX-XXX Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-259 Dreamweaver III
3.0
XXX-XXX General Electives*
5.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
Web Technology A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 67.0

*Must be from categories I-IV on A.A./A.S. degree sheet.

**Eight hours requires. One from each course area.

***Program requirements: Must pass all classes with the prefix of ART, CIS, and GRA with a "C" or better for Graduation.

Suggested program of study. The transfer option offers the general Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Web Technology.

Web Technology Diploma

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-256 Dreamweaver I
3.0
CIS-253 HTML Basics
3.0
CIS-254 Basic Media Design
3.0
CIS-255 Web Graphics I
3.0
GRA-111 Vector Graphics
2.0
GRA-176 Layout Design I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CIS-257 Web Graphics II
3.0
CIS-258 Dreamweaver II
3.0
CIS-260 Web Databases
3.0
GRA-115 Vector Graphics II
2.0
GRA-177 Layout Design
2.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective****
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
Web Technology Diploma Degree Total Hours: 32.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen.Ed. list for Applied Science and Technology

Gainful Employment Information

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about them. Information below is based on the period July 1 2011 - June 30, 2012 (2011-2012 Award Year).
Program Name
Web Technology
Program Length
30 weeks
Cost of Entire Program
 
   Total Tuition & Fees Required
$4,672.00
   Books & Supplies 
$1,600.00
   Total Annual Room & Board Charges for Living on Campus
$5,300.00
   Additional Cost
$
Debt at Program Completion
 
   Median Federal Student Loan Debt
$3,617.00
   Median Private Loan Debt
$
   Median Institutional Financial Plan Debt
$
Completion Rate
100%
Job Placement Rate
50%
Name & US Dept of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code for the occupations that the program prepares students to enter.
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators
Links to the Occupational Profiles on the US Dept of Labor's O*NET
Website or its successor site. 
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1014.00
Any other notes you want included Ex: students who continued with school
2 grads are continuing education

Instructors

Michelle Beets 515-574-1282 beets_m@iowacentral.edu  
Greg Gernhart 515-574-1104 gernhart@iowacentral.edu