Web Developer

DEGREE TYPE:   Associate of Applied Science     CREDITS: 60    LOCATION: 100% Online    STARTS: Fall, Spring    COURSE PLAN: Two Year   
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Why choose this program at Riverland?

Would you like to sharpen your skills and carve your own career path?

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site

Web Developer is a degree program consisting of 23 core credits, 22 technical elective credits, and 15 general education credits that must be taken.

Riverland Community College’s 100% online website development degree will give students a well-rounded understanding of back-end and front-end development, and the skills needed to serve as a webmaster, maintaining the day-to-day operations of a website. Students will take courses like web page design, html and css, javascript and AJAX 3, social media campaigns, analytics and SEO, and introduction to PHP and MySQL 3.

What will I study?

  • Design and create web pages using HTML and CSS.
  • Design a digital portfolio showcasing students work.
  • Create a web site that meets industry standards.
  • Apply critical thinking techniques to analyze and evaluate web databases.
  • Manipulate digital images to correct imperfections in original image.
  • Design a web based application that interfaces with web databases.
  • Apply the principals of social media to promote web sites.
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What are my career options after graduating this program?

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,140 new Web Developers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Sample Job Titles

  • Internet Architect
  • Web Designer
  • Web Programmer

Are there any special scholarships related to this program I can apply for?

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

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Last Updated: December 7, 2018

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