Web Development and Design

  • Overview

Newly redesigned! GCC’s Web Development & Design Certificate teaches the latest standards and technologies for developing, building, and maintaining websites and online marketing channels. Courses are regularly updated to incorporate changes in software, programming, and data management. The Business and Information Technology Department faculty collaborate to ensure that students are prepared to handle today’s online business technology.

 

Program requirements have been newly updated to include the most industry-relevant courses and content. The revised curriculum addresses evolutions in web development methodologies, browser, server, and web platform updates, and the growing demand for online marketing skills. Program electives enable students to expand their skills with a focus on design, development, or business.

Prepare yourself for employment in the business environment as a web developer or begin working as a freelancer! Job and freelance opportunities will be local, regional and national as the need for individuals with strong computer and web development skills continues to grow, in businesses across all sectors. Graduates of this program can also build on their skills with additional study to acquire a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing or Computer Information Systems.

What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing
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Curriculum Documents

To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

This is just one way you might complete the Web Development and Design Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Web Development and Design program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
FallSpring

BUS 111
BUS 164
CIS 140
CIS 151
ENG Comp. I

BUS 116 or BUS 224
BUS 226
CIS 145
CIS 153

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

BUS 164
BUS 111

CIS 140
CIS 151

ENG Comp. I
CIS 145
CIS 153

BUS 116 or BUS 224
BUS 226

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:
  • Appreciate diverse cultural and individual perspectives
    Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to stakeholder needs in a variety of local, national, and international business contexts.
  • Solve problems collaboratively
    When working in teams or groups to solve business or information technology challenges, demonstrate strong self-management techniques and workplace-related values such as a strong work ethic, ability to build good working relationships, ability to succeed in culturally diverse environments, strong communication skills, continuous self-improvement, and competence in one’s position.
  • Reason and act ethically
    Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the principles and standards that determine acceptable conduct in business.
  • Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement
    Demonstrate and exercise the ability to make wise decisions related to personal financial affairs, the successful operation of organizations, and the economic activities of the region, country, and globe.
  • Communicate in various modes and media
    Demonstrate ability to determine diverse, business audience perspectives and needs, gather relevant information, analyze information and formulate message, select appropriate communication medium for context, compose and deliver effective message for audience, and utilize feedback to improve communication effectiveness.
  • Use quantitative concepts and processes
    Identify, gather, and analyze relevant quantitative information for context, depict relevant insights from quantitative information for audiences, and use insights from quantitative information to make business decisions.
  • Locate, evaluate, and use various sources of information
    Identify information needs given business challenge and audience perspective, locate information sources, evaluate credibility and limitations of information based on source and methodology, use information in keeping with audience needs and limitations, and practice respect for intellectual property.
  • Explore the natural and physical world
    Demonstrate awareness of the interrelatedness of one country’s political policies and economic practices on another; understand the global, national, and local business environments–that is, the interconnected-ness of cultural, political, legal, economic, and ethical systems; explore basic concepts underlying international and national finance, management, marketing, and trade relations; and demonstrate and act upon the role of small business in stimulating economic development.
  • Think creatively and critically
    Demonstrate ability to identify a relevant business challenge, gather and analyze related information, derive and support insights from information, and determine independent, creative solutions and their implications.
  • Apply, integrate, and synthesize learning
    Demonstrate ability to integrate and synthesize course and program concepts to applied learning challenge in a business or information technology context.

What’s next

Entry-level employment as a web developer, web designer, or content manager; proprietorship of a contracted web development service; or continuation towards an Associate Degree in Business.

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