Web Design and Development

One of the most powerful marketing tools a business can have is a well-designed and highly functional web presence. The Web Design & Development career path will teach you the most current web design techniques and best practices for web development and search marketing.

From brochure-style products and service websites to custom web applications, this area of emphasis will arm you with the design, business and technical skills you’ll need to build customized web solutions for organizations and individuals.

This area of emphasis focuses on small- and medium-sized projects, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of areas, including online business, front-end web design and interactivity, web development and content management systems (CMS).

You will learn computer-specific languages, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP/MySQL, and you will develop high-end skills using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Coursework will also teach you about content management systems including WordPress, Joomla and CSS grid systems, as well as the most current responsive design techniques for mobile, desktop and tablet viewing.

In addition to the recommended electives in this area of emphasis, students have the freedom to select from other courses offerings if they want to focus more on application development, video production, visual design or business.


Common jobs for Web Design and Development grads are:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • JavaScript Programmer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Web Content Coordinator
  • Website Administrator
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