Web Programming (degree)

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/62 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The Web Programming curriculum provides students with the theoretical and hands-on experience in software application tools, computer programming languages, system analysis, website design, and web software design.

The program includes courses in Microsoft Office, Java, web and digital design, E-Commerce applications, and web database programming.


Graduates of this curriculum may obtain employment locally and nationally as Visual Basic programmers, Java programmers, web programmers, and database programmers.

Program OutComes:

Graduates will be able to


  1. Develop a functioning computer program using the Java programming language.
  2. Access data stored in a relational database.
  3. Appropriately use industry-standard programming terminology.
  4. Design, create, and debug a functioning web site of their own design.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
CIST 160Visual Basic 3.00
CISW 101Web Scripting Languages (day only)3.00
VISC 115Digital Imaging 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

CISN 200Client Operating Systems 3.00
CIST 106Software Productivity Tools 3.00
CISW 205Programming in C# (day only)3.00
CISW 206Web Data Connectivity (day only)3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

CISN 203Linux Operating Systems 3.00
CISN 205Server Operating Systems 4.00
CIST 170Web Site Dev Using Dreamweaver (day only)3.00
CISW 201Java I (day only)3.00
CISW 214Database: SQL and Report Structures (day only)3.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 TAOC Category Four 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

CISW 202Java II (day only)3.00
CISW 210E-Commerce Applications 3.00
CISW 217Mobile App Development 3.00
CIST 260CIS Internship 3.00
VISC 122Web Design 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00

Course Descriptions

CIST 100 - Introduction to Information Tech

A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3

CIST 160 - Visual Basic

Visual Basic I is designed to teach students introductory concepts of programming in an event driven environment. Students will be taught how to create user-friendly Graphic User Interfaces (GUI) for simple application programs. Visual Studio 2008 is the IDE used to develop applications. Web applications and Mobile Device applications will be developed as students work through the course material. Specific topics include variables, arithmetic, relational, and logical operators, forms, standard controls and their properties, decision structures, and looping structures. 3-0-3

CISW 101 - Web Scripting Languages

Web programming languages are introduced using scripting languages. Students learn how to create interactive Web applications using current industry standard HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Students begin with the study of the World Wide Web, current internet protocols, operating systems and client-server paradigms. Classroom projects emphasize good programming techniques using HTML5 to create websites, CSS to format web pages and JavaScript to provide interactive design. Media is used to enhance the user's experience with the website. Website management techniques are used to complete the design, development and management cycle. 3-0-3

VISC 115 - Digital Imaging

Using Adobe Photoshop, students will solve media problems by producing specific digital graphic solutions while observing the principles of good design. In order to observe how form contributes to message, the student will research how designers create the essential graphics, gather design elements from various resources, and generate designs that conform to and enhance message content. The students will also consider design variables related to various destination media like monitors, printers and other deliverables. 2-2-3

WRIT 101 - English Composition

Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

CISN 200 - Client Operating Systems

This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage Windows 7 Operating System. Installation and troubleshooting of Windows 7, as well as features such as advanced security are covered. Virtualization techniques using Microsoft's Virtual PC are used to install MS-Windows XP (XP Mode) and other operating systems. Material covered may assist in preparation for the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) #70-680 certification exam. 3-0-3

CIST 106 - Software Productivity Tools

This course provides students with advanced topics in software productivity tools using the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of products. Through a series of projects, students will learn how to develop business oriented integrated applications by applying techniques learned using advance features of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Pre-Requisite: CIST100. 3-0-3

CISW 205 - Programming in C#

This course introduces the student to computer programming, using the C# based language in a Visual Studio. NET programming enviornment, students will write programs that run in Console, Web, or Grathical User Interfaces. Prerequsite: CISW101. 3-0-3

CISW 206 - Web Data Connectivity

Web Data Connectivity expands the development and management of websites using current client-side and server-side programming languages. Students learn how to build rich web applications by coding scripts and Windows and Linux environments. Classroom projects incorporate LAMP-WAMP-MAMP stack technology together with basic databased structure, query techniques and connectivity concepts allowing students to create dynamic interactive data-based driven websites. Document Object Model (DOM), client-side (JavaScript JQuery), server-side (PHP) and database processing techniques are emphasized to establlish databinding and data communication between various components of a dynamic, interactive, database driven website. Prerequiste: CISW101 3-0-3

LITR 210 - Concepts of Literature

This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.

WRIT 103 - Writing For Business/Tech

Designed to train the student in effective writing, this course aims to increase the student’s ability to write with unity, coherence, and logic. It provides additional study and practice in writing letters, proposals, manuals, and reports of a business or technical nature as well as in professional and contemporary research methods. Prerequisite: WRIT101 3-0-3

CISN 203 - Linux Operating Systems

This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage Linux (Fedora/Red Hat) Operating Systems. Topics include Linux installation, file systems, administration, troubleshooting, and network management using command line statements and Graphical User Interfaces. The use of open source operating systems are becoming dominant in the role of server operating systems and becoming a foundation for virtualization and cloud computing. Course material may assist in preparation for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. 3-0-3

CISN 205 - Server Operating Systems

This course focuses on skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system. Windows Server 2008 materials covered inlcude active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuation, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Windows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management. Material covered may assist in preparation for the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) #70-640 certification exam. 4-0-4

CIST 170 - Web Site Dev Using Dreamweaver

This course is designed as an introduction to Web page design, creation, and maintenance using Dreamweaver as the primary software application. In addition to Dreamweaver, current versions of HTML, XHTML and CSS will be used in the Web development process. Students will learn how to generate Web sites incorporating a variety of techniques involved in Web page develpment including hyperlinks, tables, forms, templates, stylesheets, layers, image maps, navigation structures, AP Divs and introductory animation. File management concepts and connectivity issues will be emphasized. 3-0-3

CISW 201 - Java I

This course introduces the student to object-oriented computer programming concepts using JAVA as the primary programming language. Students learn how to write, debug and execute programs in a variety of development environments. Students first develop JAVA programs using control structures and then move into coding methods and classes. Applications using Graphical User Interfaces are created focusing on components, events and listeners. Prerequisite: CISW101. 3-0-3

CISW 214 - Database: SQL and Report Structures

This course is intended for students who want to learn how to create and maintain Database applications using Relational Database Structures concentrating on SQL and Report Writing Concepts. Through various projects, students will learn how to model, design, create, maintain, and use a relational database. Students will use design guidelines for developing database reports in a business environment. Classroom experience will concentrate on learning SQL within a variety of environments including Oracle Express, Access, and SQL Server. Report Writing concepts will be explored using Crystal Reports with the .NET framework as well as Access. Prewrequisite: CISW206. 3-0-3

MATH 110 - Mathematics of Business

The first part of the course reviews the mathematics fundamental not only to employment in business but also to intelligent participation in consumer life. Topics to be reviewed include fractions and decimals; ratio and proportion; units of measurement; and percentage. The second part of the course is devoted to business applications. Topics include trade and cash discounts; markup; simple interest; payroll; sales and property tax; and elementary statistical notions. 3-0-3

MATH 126 - Statistics

This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or high school records. 4-0-4

BIOL 110 - Human Ecology & Heredity

This course studies the interaction of man with his environment. Such topics as overpopulation, pollution, behavior, drugs, and evolution will be discussed in terms of how they affect the well being of man. Resource speakers and field trips will be an integral part of the course. No prior science background is necessary. 3-0-3

CHEM 105 - Principles of Biological Chemistry

This course introduces students to the compounds of carbon and the role that these compounds play in living organisms 3-0-3

PHYS 110 - Introduction to Astronomy

This is an introductory course in the concepts of Astronomy. Emphasis is geared toward the student who wishes to acquire a beginning knowledge of astronomical phenomena. Topics are approached on a qualitative basis by the use of videos, classroom discussions, demonstrations, the World Wide Web, and off-campus activities. 3-0-3

CISW 202 - Java II

This is a second course in the Java programming sequence. The course is designed to continue exploring object-oriented programming techniques by building on the student's basic understanding of control structures, writing classes and graphics programming introduced in Java I. The Java Standard Library is used throughout the course. Advanced concepts related to Arrays, Inheritance, Polymorphism and Recursion are examined. Searching and Sorting concepts are developed. Stacks, Trees and Queues are introduced. Finally, the course concludes by expanding graphics programming skills and introducing Java Applet technology. Prerequisite: CISW201. 3-0-3

CISW 210 - E-Commerce Applications

This course is designed to focus on the essential aspects of E-Commerce software development tools. Topics include standard features of E-Commerce software; common data and software threats; E-Commerce security through use of encryption and secure protocols and methods; electronic parment systems; as well as cultural and ethical issues. Students will convert a conventional business to an E-Business using popular E-Commerce software. Prerequsite: CIST100. 3-0-3

CISW 217 - Mobile App Development

This course will use programming techniques to teach student how to create and manage mobile applications. Students will be introduced to the various platforms in use on small and mobile devices. Platforms will included Apple iPhone, Google Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone 7. Programming languages including JAVA and C will be used to develop the code necessary for mobile app program development. Students will creat applications for each platform using specialized development environments. 3-0-3

CIST 260 - CIS Internship

This course is designed to give second/year students supervised, on the job experience in various aspects of the business technologies environment. All students will be required to spend a minimum of six hours per week at the firm where he/she is assigned. Each student will meet with a faculty member before his or her assignment to establish goals and then several times throughout the semester to assess student progress. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credits in course of study with QPA of 3.0 or better and faculty approval 0-9-3

VISC 122 - Web Design

In this course, students will learn how to use digital tools for designing web pages. Emphasis will be on how to design effective websites for a specific user in mind. Usability guidelines, tips, and examples of effective and ineffective web sites will be discussed. Students will create a web site in class using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Prerequisite: VISC115 or FINE115 2-2-3

PSYC 101 - General Psychology

This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, the process of socialization, social institutions, such as family, marriage and religion, as well as an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3