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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 and digital designers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 17,900 openings for web developers and digital designers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce. See the BLS.GOV Website for more information on this Career Path.

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

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 the current planned rotation

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

DGT 4751 - 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

MIS 3000 - Introduction to Databases for Business Analytics.(3-0-3) On Demand. This course aims to introduce students with database skills necessary to thrive in Business Analytics positions. The course focuses on Structured Query Language (SQL) code to create flexible and usable solutions to solve business problems. Topics include data access, manipulation and reporting using SQL, join clauses, foreign keys and indices, creating, renaming, and dropping tables, SQL runtime errors, SQL commands to review, insert, update, and delete data in database tables and use of Extensible Markup Language (XML). Credits: 3

MIS 3530 - Business Web Site Design.(3-0-3) On Demand. Fundamentals of designing effective web sites including graphics and animation using web application software. Some HTML and JavaScript will be introduced. Students will develop web sites with a focus on information architecture and usability standards for business web sites. Sophomore standing, BUS 1950, or BUS 3050 with a C or better, or permission of the Chair, School of Business. Credits: 3

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