2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Visual Communications
Degree Plan: Web Design and Development Certificate

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015.
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Gainful Employment Information

(Level II Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.VC.WEB.DES.DEV.12

This curriculum is designed to provide the student with a foundation of the creative, conceptual, technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required for entry-level positions within the web production fields. The complete course of study prepares the student for creative concept development, page design and layout, the preparation of graphics and images, navigation and site architecture, and the technical development of websites. Technical skills prepare students to use (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/ASP and various graphics and web authoring software applications to develop static, interactive and dynamic web sites. Students also learn programming for web server and database systems as well as multimedia development.



ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTS 1311 Design I OR 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design1 AND (3)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


ITSE 1301 Web Design Tools 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
IMED 2449 Internet Server Management 4
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Programming 4


IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I OR 3
IMED 2409 Internet Commerce (4)
INEW 2430 Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design 4
ITSE 1406 PHP Programming 4
ITSE 1303 Introduction to MySQL 3
Minimum Hours Required 47-51

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective--must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

1If ARTC 1305 is taken in lieu of ARTS 1311, then the +Elective course must also be taken.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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