Web Developer

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Web Developers are proficient at creating Web site structure and interactivity. The Web Developer Certificate requires students to use database tools and custom applications to design, code, and test interactive Web sites. There is emphasis on learning the programming and scripting languages that connect a database to a Web site. The certificate was previously called Web Programming.

This program prepares students to become a Web Developer, Web Site Specialist, Webmaster, Systems Analyst, Web Systems Analyst, IT Analyst, Web Database Administrator, or a Back-end Developer.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • manage a multi-level Web site hosted on a Web server.
  • utilize multiple programs simultaneously in order to develop Web sites.
  • recommend a Web scripting language, current markup language or Web authoring software, and cascading style sheets to develop complex Web sites that are uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to a Web server.
  • research and implement current, valid World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards including technical recommendations for markup languages, the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the Web Mobility Initiative (WMI), and other recommendations as they are introduced.
  • plan a structured approach to Web site development that identifies the information dissemination needs of a client and organizes the content effectively and efficiently in order to communicate to an identified audience; then develop and implement an appropriate Web solution.
  • utilize client-side scripting in order to manipulate interactive objects like navigation bars, forms, rollovers, other event handling, and the control of windows, frames, and layers.
  • develop Web solutions that include form validation and processing, server-side programming with hypertext-preprocessor (PHP), active server pages (ASP), CGI scripting with Perl, and database-driven Web development.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the process of Web project management on a real-world Web site including design specification, research, production, modification, time estimation, and presentation.
  • design, implement, manage, and evaluate data management systems involving custom programming to solve complex business problems.
  • estimate the hours needed or cost to develop and deliver the solution to a complex business problem.
  • write code in a currently used Web scripting language.

Associate in Science Degree

The Web Developer Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.