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Web Development Focus
Digital Media Technology

About Web Development

Some web developers work in the computer systems design and related services industry. Others are self-employed. Still others work in industries including publishing, management consulting, and advertising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of web developers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

  • UI/UX design
  • HTML/CSS coding
  • Content Management System design
  • Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Interactive programming

This area of focus will prepare students to work in professions such as:

  • Web programming
  • Web development
  • Web design
  • UI/UX design
  • E-Commerce
  • SEO
  • Digital Marketing

Click here to see a complete list of coursework and descriptions for courses in Digital Media Technology.

Courses in Digital Media Technology are offered on rotated basis. Click here to see a PDF of the current planned rotation

The following courses are offered in the Web Development Focus Area:

DGT 3343 - User Interface and User Experience for Digital Media Technology. (1-4-3). Study of graphics technology applied to web, video, animation, and other interactive environments. Major emphasis will be on development of prototypes for various platforms. A limit of 3 hours may be applied to a major or minor. Prerequisites & Notes: A grade of “C” or better in DGT 3813 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

DGT 4823 - Web Content Management Systems. (2-2-3). A study of current web content management systems. Emphasis will be on creation and implementation of website tools for updating websites for educational, organizational, and/or personal purposes. Prerequisites & Notes: A grade of “C” or better in DGT 3813 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

DGT 4833 - Web Search Engine Optimization.(2-2-3). A study of web search engine optimization tools and techniques. Prerequisites & Notes: A grade of “C” or better in DGT 3813 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

DGT 4923 - Emerging Web Technologies.(2-2-3). A study of emerging web development tools and techniques. Emphasis will be on integration of emerging web technologies into an educational, organizational, and/or personal website. Prerequisites & Notes: A grade of “C” or better in DGT 3813 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

CIT 4843 - Human Computer Interaction.(2-2-3) On Demand. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of interface design and human computer interaction. Students will learn design principles, development procedures, evaluation methods, and interface building tools. Course is restricted to CIT, DGT, EGT majors or minors or TEC graduate students. Prerequisites & Notes: A “C” or better in CSM 2670 and DGT 3813, or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

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Projects from the Introductory Web Development Course. Click on the image to visit the site.

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