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.
Students 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.
P/NP grading may not be used for courses in a student’s major field.
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
- Identify concepts of Internet technology, networking, databases, and electronic communications.
- Demonstrate technical and creative mastery of the creation of Web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive
- Use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of
- 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.
Core Requirements (complete all of the following) (16 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
||Advisory: ENGL C070||3.0|
|DMA C113||Accessibility and UX Design
||Advisory: DMA C111||4.0|
|DMA C280||Web Production Management||Prerequisite: DMA C111||3.0|
Options (complete one of the following) (12 units)
Option 1: Design
|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
|DMA C119||Advanced Web Development||Advisory: DMA C111, DMA C211||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|
Major and General Education Requirements
|General Education Patterns (Complete one of the following):|
|Major Courses (shown above)||28.0|
|Total General Education Courses (Cerro Coso GE, CSU GE Breadth, or IGETC)||26.0|
|Total Degree Courses||60.0|
Please see the current Cerro Coso Community College Catalog for General Education options.
Upon entering the program, you should be strong in the following skills:
- Perform computer start up and shut down procedures correctly.
- Use computer input and output devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, stylus, trackball, or printer with proficiency.
- 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.
- Perform editing tasks, such as copying, cutting, and pasting of content and applying spell checking.
- Send an outgoing e-mail with an attachment, and open an incoming e-mail and its attachment.
- Search and navigate the Internet and other types of media and environments easily.
- 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
- Comprehend central points of a variety of text sources.
- Write short essays without major grammar and spelling errors.
*DMA C113 fulfill Cerro Coso’s Diversity General Education Requirement.