The Associate of Science in Web Publishing provides hands-on experience with layout, navigation, graphics, HTML, CSS, and the technology necessary to design and develop websites. You’ll explore readability, interactivity, accessibility, and usability issues while learning to use design elements that enhance website performance. Knowledge gained from this degree program is useful for careers in interactive design agencies, and almost all other industries as most organizations today need in-house web designers, developers, or managers.

This program covers the Site Development Associate curriculum and the web design curriculum of the CIW Web Foundations Associate certification. After completing this degree, you may also consider pursuing your CIW JavaScript Specialist, CIW Web Foundations Associate, or CIW Web Design Specialist certification.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Associate of Science in Web Publishing Program also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Assess the architecture, protocols, tools, and techniques on the Internet and the World Wide Web.
  • Use analytical, logical, and critical thinking to analyze user requirements and to design, develop, and deploy effective Web Publishing solutions.
  • Examine the foundational principles and concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP).
  • Evaluate the principles of design and analyze the process for building web sites.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required15
Elective Requirements15
Total Semester Hours60

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
DSIN141Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ITCC231Introduction to Information Technology Writing3
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
ENTD200Fundamentals of Programming3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (15 semester hours)

WEBD121Web Development Fundamentals3
WEBD122Introduction to Web Analytics3
WEBD221Intermediate Web Development (Prerequisite: WEBD121 - Web Development Fundamentals)3
WEBD300User Interface Design3
WEBD241Web Development Using JavaScript3
Total Semester Hours15

Elective Requirements (15 semester hours)

Students must complete 15 semester hours comprised of lower (100-200) level courses not taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Additional general education courses may be taken to fulfill elective requirements.