CIT, Web Applications Development Specialty, Associate of Applied Science
At San Jacinto College our web page programming curriculum:
- Is designed to provide the student with basic web applications development skills;
- Places on emphasis on designing web applications to communicate with data sources and business systems;
- Will train students to understand how web pages connect to data sources and back-end data servers; and
- Offers two paths: The web applications development certificate of technology is designed for students who desire to earn their credential after three semesters of study. All courses required for this certificate will also apply toward the Web Applications Development Specialty Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
Note for transfer students: Some of the courses for this degree will be accepted for transfer to certain colleges/universities. Students are encouraged to check with a counselor for details on course transferability. San Jacinto College offers two courses of study in this area that include computer information technology and computer science.
An AAS degree or certificate of technology prepares students for a career as a:
- Web specialist,
- Web applications developer,
- Web designer, or
- Mobile apps developer.
Web developer Median Salary: $72,018 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information, please contact 281-998-6150, x7242
The Computer Information Technology program is designed primarily for students seeking an occupational certificate, certificate of technology, or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students can expect to complete most certificates in less than one year and degrees in as little as two years. For those students who have already fulfilled general education requirements, it may be possible to finish degree course work even sooner. It is generally recommended that students complete the 21 credit hour computer information technology (CIT) foundations occupational certificate before continuing into a certificate of technology or AAS degree. Most courses in this occupational certificate will apply toward the other CIT certificates and AAS degrees.
The CIT curriculum provides the graduate with the knowledge and in-demand applied technical skills needed to enter computer-related occupations in the business/industry job market. Certificates and AAS degrees are available in the following areas: Applications Programming, Desktop Support and Microsoft Network Administration, Information Technology Security, Simulation and Game Design, Network Administration Cisco, and Web Applications Development.
- The Applications Programming Specialty is for students interested in writing computer programs, both stand-alone and web-based, in languages such as C++ and Java. Emphasis is placed on solving business-related computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software.
- In Desktop Support and Microsoft Network Administration, a student can choose between a track with emphasis on computer hardware and software support or one with focus on the installation and maintenance of networks. Students will be exposed to current tools and techniques for implementing solutions for customers in network environments.
- The Simulation and Game Design program is designed for students who are interested in advanced programming areas, as in simulations, game programming, program testing, or multimedia programming.
- In the Network Administration Cisco specialty, emphasis is on the design, implementation, and administration of local and wide area router networks.
- The Web application development program prepares students for entry-level positions in website design, development, and administration.
The CIT industry certification program is intended for students with industry experience in one or more of the following areas of study: beginning network administration, Cisco, and advanced information technology security. These certificates enable students to supplement their current job skills and obtain industry certifications, if desired. Each industry certificate consists of only the courses required to obtain a specific certification.
Note for transfer students: Due to variations in requirements at four year colleges and universities, students desiring a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are strongly advised to consult a CIT Department Chair at San Jacinto College and at the institution to which they wish to transfer. This communication regarding transfer degree plans with both computer department heads will help to ensure the transition process is as smooth as possible. The Computer Science Field of Study located elsewhere in the catalog may also be appropriate.
Web Development is divided into two major areas: Web Page Programming and Web Page Design. Web Page Programming focuses on connecting web pages to data sources and back-end data servers. Web Page Design focuses on the aesthetic layout and artistic style of the website.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The following degree is designed to provide the student with basic Web applications development skills. Common job titles for this degree include webmaster, web specialist, web applications developer, or web designer.
Plan of Study
|ITSW 1307||Introduction to Database||3|
|ITSC 1309||Integrated Software Applications I||3|
or ITCC 1314
|Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
or CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
|ITSC 1319||Internet/Web Page Development||3|
|IMED 1341||Interface Design with Photoshop||3|
|ITSC 1305||Introduction to PC Operating Systems||3|
|ITSE 1359||Introduction to Scripting Languages||3|
|ITSE 2313||Web Authoring||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)|
|College Algebra (or higher)|
|IMED 1316||Web Page Design I||3|
|IMED 2311||Web Portfolio Development||3|
|ITSE 1333||Mobile Applications Development||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History||3|
or ENGL 1302
|Technical and Business Writing
or Composition II
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Oracle SQL|
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts)||3|
|ITSY 1342||Information Technology Security||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Practicum - Computer and Information Sciences, General|
Capstone Experience: IMED 2311 Web Portfolio Development
|GAME 1303||Introduction to Game Design and Development||3|
|ITSC 1307||UNIX Operating System I||3|
|ITSE 1345||Introduction to Oracle SQL||3|
**Students must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete in order to graduate: Math level 8.