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IT - Web Development and Design Specialist
Program Code: 10-152-2


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 70 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

The rapidly evolving field of web development has created a need for individuals with the technical skills to design, develop and support web sites. Virtually all businesses require a public web site and many develop internal intranets to support various corporate applications. Smaller businesses also require a web presence for competitive reasons and frequently look to entry-level developers to help them establish and maintain a web site.


Program Description

The curriculum in this two-year associate degree program prepares you to create and maintain professional, high-quality web sites. At the completion of the program, you will have learned HTML, JavaScript, XML programming languages and how to develop database-driven web sites with dynamic content created using server-side languages. You will use various software development tools such as Dreamweaver, Visual Studio, Flash, Illustrator and PhotoShop throughout the program curriculum to develop web graphics and animations techniques. Upon graduation you will have the skills necessary for employment in the web development field or to work as a freelance web developer.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Note: Successful completion of the IT Entrance Evaluation is required to register for Business Information Technology Tools, course #10107137. However, you may opt out of this evaluation by successfully completing the Microcomputer Applications course, #10107150.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop client side Web applications using HTML, CSS and XML.
  • Develop server side Web applications that processes and maintains data on the Web server databases.
  • Write moderately complex web applications using current JavaScript and PHP technology.
  • Design and implement relational databases and process data using SQL command set.
  • Design and develop interactive web pages incorporating graphics, animation, sound, and programming.
  • Utilize web development and web design tools.
  • Design and develop effective web solutions.
  • Design and deploy secure web server.
  • Use problem-solving strategies to think critically and develop effective web solutions.
  • Solve problems both individually and in a team environment.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and customers.
  • Recognize the need for continuous lifelong learning.
  • Exhibit ethical, responsible and dependable behavior.

Program Offered at This Location
  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Algebra, geometry, keyboarding, communication arts, speech, marketing, accounting and other business and computer courses prepare you for this program.


Contact Us

To begin, during the Academic year (August 18 – May 18), contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Glen Orsburn
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4364
orsburn@fvtc.edu

During Summer term (May 18 – August 18), contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Doug Waterman
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4366
waterman@fvtc.edu

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.


Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program