School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Web Design (Online Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Objectives

The purpose of this program is to help students prepare for entry-level positions in the Web design and development industry, with special focus on the visual, artistic and interactive design aspects of Web sites and applications. The curriculum of the program consists of a design and development core, a business core and a general education core. Graduates of the Web Design program are taught, through classroom and laboratory experiences, to perform tasks associated with the development and creation of various design solutions for interactive Web interfaces that enhance user experience and the functionality of various Web sites and applications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving the design and production of interactive Web sites and applications.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving web design.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software, Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking any online course.

Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service


The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfies the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Personal computer capable of running Windows XP or greater. 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended), 7GB of available hard-drive space (additional free space required during installation), 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card, and DVD-RW drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: Broadband connection such as cable or DSL.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 96
General Education Courses
GE117 Composition I+ 4
GE127 College Mathematics I+ 4
GE217 Composition II+ 4
GE265 Ethics in Society+ 4
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
GE364 Art Appreciation+ 4
Subtotal 24
Core Courses
WD100 Introduction to Web Technology+ 4
WD106 Introduction to Programming+ 4
WD110 Introduction to Design+ 4
WD120 Basic Web Scripting+ 4
WD125 Digital Typography+ 4
WD130 Digital Image Manipulation+ 4
WD131 Introduction to Business and information Systems+ 4
WD210 Introduction to JavaScript+ 4
WD220 Animation and Storyboarding for the Web+ 4
WD230 Audio and Video for the Web+ 4
WD232 Database Applications+ 4
WD233 Data Networks+ 4
WD240 Interface Design and Functional Web Pages+ 4
WD250 Interactive Web Design+ 4
WD260 Web Design Project+ 4
Subtotal 60
Technical Basic Courses
TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+ 4
TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 12

+ In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

 
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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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