Web Professional Associate Degree

The WEB PROFESSIONAL Associate of Science Degree is designed to prepare students for employment or self-employment in the Web industry by emphasizing standards-based coding and scripting, creative problem solving, usability, accessibility, media production, e-commerce concepts, project management, and networking. Students obtain skills in Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Photoshop, as well as open source products. 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 program is a World Organization of Webmasters Web Professional Academy partner. The curriculum is also designed to equip students for Certified Internet Web Professional certifications, including the Web Foundations Associate Series, the Web Design Specialist, and the E-commerce Specialist.

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 a major at a four-year school. If you do plan to transfer, consult a counselor and visit w w w.assist.org to identify the courses needed for 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,” “C,” or “P” in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.

Career Opportunities

Web Site Designer, Web Site Developer, Content Management System Developer, Content Management Theme Designer, Web Database Developer, Mobile Web Developer, eCommerce Developer, Search Engine Optimization Consultant

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to

Core Requirements (complete all of the following)

Course Title Requisites Units
CSCI C101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
DMA C102 Digital Imaging with Photoshop Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
DMA C111 Fundamentals of Web Development (XHTML/CSS) Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
DMA C113 Accessibility and Usability Advisory: DMA C111 3.0
DMA C280 Web Production Management Prerequisite: DMA C111 3.0

Options (complete one of the following)

Option 1: Design

Course Title Requisites Units
DMA C107 Computer Illustration Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
DMA C117 Web Design with Dreamweaver Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C111 3.0
DMA C131 Digital Video Production Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
DMA C201 e-Commerce Advisory: ENGL C070 3.0
Option 2: Development

Course Title Requisites Units
DMA C119 Advanced Web Development Advisory: DMA C111, DMA C211 3.0
DMA C211 Web Scripting with Javascript Advisory: DMA C111, MATH C050 3.0
DMA C213 Web Development with PHP and MySQL Advisory: DMA C211 3.0
DMA C214 Web Development with Python Advisory: DMA C211 3.0

General Education Requirements

General Education Patterns (Complete one of the following):    
IGETC—Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, or  
CSU General Education Breadth, or  
Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern  
Total General Education Courses 26.0
Elective 1.0
Total Degree Courses 60.0

Please see the current Cerro Coso Community College Catalog for General Education options.

Program Prerequisites

Computer Competency

Upon entering the program, you should be strong in the following skills:

  1. Perform computer start up and shut down procedures correctly.
  2. Use computer input and output devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, stylus, trackball, or printer with proficiency.
  3. Access and manage login accounts and documents effectively. This includes downloading, creating, naming, retrieving, and decompressing files and folders with an awareness of file size, location of saved files and folders, and available space on storage media and a clear distinction between various campus, email, and course login accounts.
  4. Perform editing tasks, such as copying, cutting, and pasting of content and applying spell checking.
  5. Send an outgoing e-mail with an attachment, and open an incoming e-mail and its attachment.
  6. Search and navigate the Internet and other types of media and environments easily.
  7. Be aware of the need to evaluate Internet content for relevance, authenticity, authority, and currency.

If you are not comfortable completing the above tasks, you should complete CSCI C070 before taking any digital media arts courses.

Reading and Writing

You should also have college-level reading and writing skills including

  1. Comprehend central points of a variety of text sources.
  2. Write short essays without major grammar and spelling errors.

*DMA C113 fulfill Cerro Coso's Diversity General Education Requirement.