The Web Design Associate in Science Degree (60 units total, 34 units in the major) is designed to prepare students for a career in Web Design by emphasizing creative problem solving, standards-based coding and scripting, visual design, usability, accessibility, technical communication, media production, and project management. The curriculum has the objective of developing technical and design skills, a combination of competencies that employers and clients value. Students develop realistic expectations about work conditions through individual and collaborative work-based projects and by learning in the same technological environment in which they will eventually work.
This degree is not specifically designed for transfer. Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Demonstrate technical and creative mastery of the creation of web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive media.
- Use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of web content.
- Apply design principles to solve visual communication problems.
- Demonstrate life long learning skills in effective collaboration, leadership, written communication, management, and information search and retrieval.
- CC Online [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|DMA C102||Digital Imaging with Photoshop||3 Units|
|DMA C111||Fundamentals of Web Development||3|
|DMA C113||Accessibility and Usability||3|
|DMA C115||Interactivity and Interface Design with Flash||4|
|DMA C117||Web Design with Dreamweaver||3|
|DMA C280||Web Production Management||3|
|ENGL C151||Technical Communication||3|
Select at least 9 units from the following courses:
|ART C111||Two Dimensional Design||3 Units|
|ART C121||Drawing I||3|
|CSCI C251||Introductory Visual Basic Programming||3|
|CSCI C265||Introductory C++ Programming||3|
|CSCI C267||Introduction to Java Programming||3|
|DMA C103||Digital Photo Enhancement with Photoshop||2|
|DMA C107||Illustration and Design with Illustrator||3|
|DMA C108||Advanced Digital Imaging and Illustration||3|
|DMA C109||Desktop Publishing with InDesign||3|
|DMA C121||Principles of Animation with Flash||3|
|DMA C130||Introduction to Podcasting||1.5|
|DMA C131||Digital Video Production||3|
|DMA C133||Motion Graphics with After Effects||3|
|DMA C135||Digital Cinematography||3|
|DMA C213||Web Development with PHP and MySQL||3|
|DMA C217||PHP Site Management and Theme Design||3|
|MUSC C183||Fundamentals of Sound Design for Media||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|