Web Design and Development
Web Design and Development Overview
Like most everything, web sites are becoming more advanced. Today, businesses and organizations must make a statement with their web presence if they hope to engage the target audience. Web sites now utilize the latest multimedia, e-commerce, and advanced engagement tools to draw traffic and keep visitors coming back for more.
If you want to be a part of this dynamic field, consider a career in Web Design and Development. Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development and a track in Web Design and Development in as little as 2.5 years.
The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.
28 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS472 Applied Project Management 3 BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab 1 CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3 CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3 CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3 CIS206 Linux Administration 3 CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3 CIS223 Introduction to Databases 3 ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES: CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3 CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.
Arts and Sciences*
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH140 Statistics 3 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology 3 ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics Lab 1 BIO122 Environmental Biology 3 BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab 1
9 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 CIS108 Office Applications 2 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3 COR191 Career Orientation 1
Software Development Major Required Courses
38 semester credit hours
Web Development Track
14 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS334 Interface Design I 3 CIS334L Interface Design I Lab 1 CIS360 Web Application Development 3 CIS367 Server-Side Scripting with ASP.NET 3 CIS453 Interface Design II 3 CIS453L Interface Design II Lab 1
- Program Description
ECPI University’s Software Development major and Web Design and Development program track offers a challenging course of study designed to develop graduates’ knowledge in logical information design, visual creativity, and multimedia communication. ECPI offers a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment which helps students cultivate good communications skills, analytical problem-solving, teamwork, and decision-making skills. Moreover, the Web Design and Development program track could provide graduates with knowledge in a wide spectrum of areas including:
- Web Page and Web Site Design
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Web Client and Server Scripting
- Database Design and Scripting
- Digital Media Optimized for Web-based Delivery
- Accessible Web Page Interfaces
- Interactive, Data-driven Web Pages
- Possible Career Track
Web Design and Development graduates can be employed in wide range of fields including:
- Web Design
- Web Development
- UX Designer
Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program are tasked with developing planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students are also expected to develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students are tasked to learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:
- Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
- Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
- Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
- Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
- Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
- Develop cloud computing tools
In addition to the BS CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Software Development Major learn how to manage projects, create interesting web pages, design and write a variety of programs, use and maintain databases, and understand and utilize computer networks.
Upon completion of the Software Development major - Web Design and Development Track, graduates are expected to:
- Design and develop security software solutions using object-oriented principles
- Develop integrated systems solutions using software, web, and mobile applications to access organizational databases
- Plan secure software solutions with customers
- Program Guide
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