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 can 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 just 2.5 years.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.*
*U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.
- 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 can 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
28 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3 CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3 CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3 CIS206 Linux Administration 3 CIS228
Service Desk Fundamentals
Introduction to Scripting
3 CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3 CIS223 Introduction to Database 3 BUS472 Applied Project Management 3 BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab 1
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 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH140 Statistics 3 PHY120 Physics** 3 PHY120L Physics Lab** 1 BIO122 Environmental Biology** 3 BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab** 1 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.
**Student will be scheduled either the Physics & Lab courses or Environmental Biology & Lab courses.
9 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3 CIS115 Computer Applications 3
Software Development Requirements
38 semester credit hours
Software Development Capstone
*Student will be scheduled either CIS317 or CIS319 course.
**Student will be scheduled either CIS420 or CIS422 course.
***Student will be scheduled either CIS435 & CIS435L or CIS436 & CIS436L courses.
Web Development Track
14 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS334 Interface Design I 3 CIS334L Interface Design I Lab 1 CIS453 Interface Design II 3 CIS453L Interface Design II Lab 1 CIS360 Web Application Development 3 CIS367 Server-Side Scripting with ASP.NET 3
Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also 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 able 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 able 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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