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Digital Media and Web Technology Degree

Associate of Arts
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From front-end development to server-side programming and databases, this program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the rapidly growing field of website and web application development.

Students in this program will gain hands-on experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as database and web application development using PHP, MySQL, SQL, and WordPress with industry standard equipment and software.

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution as well as a variety of entry and mid-level positions such as user-interface developers, web developers, digital media specialists, web designers, and multimedia specialists. 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate currency and proficiency in the digital tools employed in website and web applicatioon development.
  • Apply the techniques and knowledge of foundational skills in a range of media to create professional quality websites and web applications that comply with current web standards and are representative of the material and techniques studied.

Program Advising

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree or certificate on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.

Careers

This career video provides day-in-the-life information about jobs, occupations, and tasks related to Web Developer positions. (from CareerOneStop)

Web developers are typically responsible for turning user stories, mockups, and web designs into functional websites. They use web fundamentals such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build, manage, and deploy website and web applications. Web developers use a variety of programming languages depending on the organization's technology stack, including PHP/MySQL, SQL and jQuery. A web developer must also ensure that the website is compatible with all devices and browsers.

 

 

Curriculum

Suggest Course Sequence: Digital Media and Web Technology

A suggested course sequence for students follows.

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

 

Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • OR

* ENGL 101/ENGL 011, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

** Behavioral and social sciences distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† Recommended General Education courses for transfer include: ENGL 102 (ENGF), ENGL 103 (ENGF), MATH 117 (MATF), HIST 205 (HUMD), SOCY 100 (BSSD), PSYC 102 (BSSD), ASTR 101 (NSLD), BIOL 105 (NSND).

†† Students may select 3-credit or 4-credit electives. Students should consult a program advisor and check transferability to four-year institutions.

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General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

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MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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