Web Developer

Associate in Applied Science, 60 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: 100% Online
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall, Spring
COURSE PLAN: Two Year
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

This program can be completed entirely online. For more information on how to get started with online classes, visit the Distance Learning page.

Program Starts

Fall Semester - First Year ODD

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CPRO1805
Portfolio Preparation

This introductory course gives students the opportunity to explore and understand the concepts of a digital portfolio. A portfolio is an organized collection of documents from personal, learning, and professional achievements. Students carefully plan both the structure and content of a portfolio. A well-composed portfolio is essential when meeting with potential employers or clients. In this class, students plan and prepare to develop a unique portfolio of individual work and are encouraged to keep samples of work as they progress through coursework and careers. Students are encouraged to enroll in CPRO 1805 as early as possible in their collegiate career to help them start planning the portfolio. Students should then take CPRO 1810 to complete the portfolio and the degree. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1790
Intro to Web Database with MySQL *

This course covers the basic concepts and techniques of databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). The MySQL database builds professional quality databases using a real world approach. Students use the SQL within the MySQL language. Other topics covered include an analysis of modern database design techniques, importing and exporting data, and query optimization. Completion of CPRO 1002 or concurrent enrollment in CPRO 1002 is recommended for this course. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr -3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1002
Essential Computer Skills

This course enables students to master the computer. This course prepares students for success in courses requiring computer use. The course guides the student through basic and advanced computer operation. File system organization, drivers, firewalls, virus protection system configuration and troubleshooting the computer are topics of discussion. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1590
Web Page Design I

This course is an introduction to the pre-production process of designing a website. Website design and the decisions necessary for creating an effective web site are explored. Students create designs from start to finish using effective design principles. Web Design I offers a conceptual approach requiring a web designer to ask the necessary questions relevant to design and implementation on the web. Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard digital imaging program used in this course and essential tools are used to create designs and apply them to web design compositions for the client. Web Design I is the first of a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy and a basic understanding of the Web. Prior use of an Adobe Product (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere) is desirable but not required. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1600
HTML and CSS

This course focuses on the fundamentals of XHTML and Web standards. Students develop static web sites using hand coding XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The course provides coverage of CSS design styles and portioning styles, resolving browser conflicts, using CSS with printed media and mobile output devices, and HTML tables and CSS table-related styles. The HTML and XHTML code complies with the Section 508 guidelines for accessibility. A simple text editor will be used to create the web pages giving the student a good foundation in reading and writing HTML and XHTML tags. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1750
Intro to Social Media Marketing *

This is an introductory course that explores the basics of social media marketing.  Social Media has changed the way consumers communicate today and businesses need to be a part of this change or they are at risk of losing significant marketing opportunities.  Many different social media platforms exist and the best practices for these tools will be discussed.  Every business could benefit by creating a customized social media strategy.  Social Media Marketing will explore goal setting, strategy implementation, and crucial measurement tools.  An emphasis will be placed on blogging and content writing for the web.  Students should have basic computer literacy and a basic understanding of the Web.  This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.  Students should have basic computer literacy and a basic understanding of the Web.

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Spring Semester - First Year EVEN

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CPRO1595
Web Page Design II **

This course focuses on the production and post-production process of designing a website. The student explores website layout, interface design, and navigation issues. Website accessibility considerations are identified including support for visual, auditory, and speech disabilities. Media creation and adding interactive elements to the website are covered. Additional topics include web site testing, optimization, implementation, and hosting with an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Web designers identify techniques to advertise and promote a web site using search engines. Web Design II is the second of a two course sequence. Prerequisite: CPRO 1590. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1490
Intro to Mobile Apps (Application) Development **

This course covers the basic programing for creating mobile apps. The course is project oriented focusing on the major mobile platforms. SDK (software development kits) will be used in the creation of mobile apps. Native apps and mobile web apps will be discussed.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1641
Web Animation * and **E

This course provides the opportunity for students to create Web pages that include animation, interactivity, and sound. Adding multimedia features to web pages has become an essential part of web design. Completion of CPRO 1002 or concurrent enrollment in CPRO 1002 is recommended. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1625
JavaScript and AJAX **E

This course focuses on JavaScript which is extensively used in Web pages to add functionality, validate forms, detect browsers, and much more. JavaScript scripts are the ideal method of adding special effects to Web pages and are easy and enjoyable to learn. Students incorporate the JavaScript technology into existing Web pages. AJAX is a technology that works with JavaScript and has led to renewed interest in JavaScript for the Web. Prerequisites: CPRO 1600. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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SPCH1200
Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7)

This course focuses on communicating more effectively in personal, social, and professional environments and examining the practical and theoretical aspects of human communication. The course also addresses such topics as self-esteem, listening, effective language, nonverbal communication, assertiveness, leadership, conflict, cultural communication, and computer-mediated communication. Human diversity issues and cultural/intercultural factors and how they affect human communication are examined. MnTC (Goals 1/CM 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Fall Semester - Second Year EVEN

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CPRO1230
Network Essentials Plus *

This course serves as a general introduction for current network technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks, (WANs), and the Internet. It provides an introduction to the hardware, software, terminology, components, design, and connections of a network, as well as the topologies and protocols for LANs. It covers LAN-user concepts and the basic functions of system administration and operation. This course prepares students for certification testing. Prerequisites: CPRO 1002. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1095
Digital Photography with Adobe Photoshop

This course focuses on the basics of digital photography with an emphasis on preparing images for the web. Students use Adobe Photoshop. The software program Photoshop is used to manipulate digital images and apply special effects. Students examine digital camera basics and the different features and techniques that can be used to take better pictures. Techniques to help organize and print digital images are demonstrated. Access to digital camera is required. Completion of CPRO 1002 or concurrent enrollment in CPRO 1002 is recommended for this course. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2)

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.
MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1300
Introduction to Visual Basics.net *

This course provides an introduction to programming for students with little or no background. The approach is object-orientated and data-driven. Students use programming applications found in the workplace and plan, program, and debug Visual Basic applications using modern programming techniques and conventions. Prerequisite: CPRO 1002. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences or Goal 4 Mathematics / Logical Reasoning
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Spring Semester - Second Year ODD

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CPRO1795
Introduction to PHP and MySQL ** O

This course covers PHP and MySQL. Students set up a working environment and install PHP, MySQL, and Apache. PHP is an important tool for web developers. It is used to display dynamic content and manipulate databases. Using existing PHP scripts and building a content management system will also be covered. Dreamweaver’s PHP features to build searchable, database-driven web applications will be explored. Prerequisites: CPRO 1600. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1350
Intro to ASP.Net ** O

This course is designed for the student who has a foundation in Visual Basic Programming. The course focuses on building web-based applications and interfacing with databases. Students learn sound programming techniques. The course uses real world Management Information Specialists (MIS) and business-related examples to help prepare students for a first job experience using Visual Basic and ASP.Net. Students plan, program, and debug applications using modern programming techniques and practicing good graphical user interface. Other topics covered include higher-level concepts such as database objects, Structured Query Language (SQL), custom controls, toolbars, advanced reports, and classes. Prerequisites: CPRO 1300. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1810
Portfolio Assembly and Production **

This course focuses on the process of putting together all the different aspects of a portfolio. This course examines the process of assembling work into a professional portfolio that can be used to showcase work. Each student chooses a portfolio format such as CD-ROM, web-based, or other media format available and builds a professional portfolio. Students use the necessary software and technical tools to build a portfolio. Prerequisite: CPRO 1805. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy.(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1060
Digital Video

This course practices the principles of non-linear video editing. Streaming videos and audio are published on the World Wide Web. Video shooting and writing principles will be discussed, incorporating video terminology, editing, videography, authoring DVD's, and creating storybooks. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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Last Updated: August 29, 2016