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 degree 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 Web Developer program at Sacramento City College allows students to complete classes and obtain certificates as they are working toward achievement of the highly desirable skill-sets obtained in the Web Development program.

Students complete certificates while they pursue the Web Developer Certificate or Degree. Students complete the first certificate, and apply those skills with a few more classes for the next level certificate, working toward completion of Web Developer Certificate or Degree. Certificates below are listed in the order they are taken.

Certificate One: Web Production Specialist

Certificate Two: Front-End Web Developer

Final Certificate: Web Developer

Printable Web Dev Brochure (PDF)

Career Opportunities

This Web Developer degree prepares the student to become a Web Developer, Webmaster, Systems Analyst, Web Systems Analyst, IT Analyst, ICT Analyst, Web Database Administrator, Back-end Developer, or Web Programmer.

  • 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), 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.
  • construct code in a currently used Web scripting language.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the current technologies and processes of interactive design, motion graphics, and Web site development.
  • utilize user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product.

Crossover Classes in Multiple Programs for CIS

Many classes within the Web Developer program are also classes required in other disciplines of Computer Information Science, including the highly coveted Computer Science A.S. Degree. Students have a great opportunity within our programs to complete multiple majors within CIS disciplines giving students a broad knowledge of various aspects of Computer Information Science, and preparing students for a technology-driven workforce for the future.

Web Developer – Certificate or A.S. Degree*

Course CodeNameUnitsSemester OfferedOffered OnlineCourse included in Computer Science Major
Use the Course Code links below for enrollment in these courses.
CISA 323Database Management using Microsoft Access2 UnitsFall
CISA 324Database Management using SQL2 UnitsFall
CISC 310Introduction to Computer Information Science3 UnitsFall
CISC 323Linux Operating System1 UnitFall
CISC 324Intermediate Linux Operating System1 UnitFall
CISP 301 Algorithm Design and Implementation.4 UnitsFall
CISP 350Database Programming3 UnitsFallHybridElective Option in CS Degree
CISW 306Introduction to Web Page Creation and Web Accessibility2 UnitsSpring or FallYesNo
CISW 327Introduction to Web Development coding HTML and CSS4 UnitsFall
YesElective Option in CS Degree
CISW 400Client-Side Web Scripting4 UnitsFall
YesElective Option of CS Degree
CISW 410Middleware Web Scripting4 UnitsFall
YesElective Option of CS Degree
DDSN 331 Digital Imaging3 UnitsFall
DDSN 360User Interface Design3 UnitsFall
A minimum of 3 units from the following:
CISW 498Work Experience in Computer Information Science – Web3 UnitsWork Experience in Computer Information Science – Web (1 – 4)No
Total39 Units
Certificate One in Web Series: Web Production Specialist

Certificate Two in Web Series: Front-end Web Developer

A.S. Degree or Certificate in Web Series: Web Developer

*The A.S. Degree requires General Education requirements
in addition to the course list displayed.

Certificate of Achievement

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

Candidates for degree/certificate must initiate a petition with the Admission and Records Office or apply online.

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

The Associate in Science degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.


Some Course Codes have been modified in this program.

  • CISW327 (new course number – replaces CISW320 and CISW304)
  • CISW306 (new course number – replaces CISC306 and CISW370)
  • DDSN 331 replaces old course number GCOM 330
  • DDSN 360 replaces old course number GCOM 360

Contact Professor Little for any questions, LittleM@scc.losrios.edu.