CIT, Web Page Design and Implementation Specialty, Certificate of Technology
At San Jacinto College, the web page development curriculum:
- Is designed to provide the student with basic web applications development skills, beginning with HTML and CSS technologies;
- Places an emphasis on designing interactive web applications to communicate with data sources and run across multiple platforms; and
- Offers two paths to earn a Certificate of Technology:
- The Web Design and Implementation Specialty Certificate of Technology is designed for students who wish to focus on front-end design and web page creation through the utilization of graphic-based software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and DreamWeaver.
- Most courses required for either of these certificates will also apply toward the Web Applications Development Specialty Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The College structured both certificates so students can complete them in three semesters. After earning their Certificate of Technology, web students can then earn the AAS degree by completing only one additional semester of study consisting of an additional five courses (15 semester credit hours).
Note for transfer students: Some of the courses for this degree will be accepted for transfer to certain colleges/universities. The College encourages students 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 in Web Development prepares students for a career as a:
- Web specialist,
- Web applications developer,
- Web designer, or
- Mobile apps developer.
Web developer: $72,4631 per year
Source: texaswages.com, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2021
For more information, students may contact 281-998-6350, x3502.
The Computer Information Technology (CIT) 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 CIT certificates in three semesters and the AAS degrees in as few as four semesters. 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 semester 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 Network Administration, Information Technology Cyber Security, Simulation and Game Design, Network Administration Cisco, Cloud Computing, and Web Applications Development.
- In Desktop Support and Microsoft Network Administration, a student can choose between a track with emphasis on computer hardware (installing, maintaining, repairing, and upgrading) and software support (installing and configuring) or one with focus on installing, configuring, and maintaining computer networks. This program of study prepares students for CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ exams as well as other widely recognized industry certifications. Support and network graduates are invaluable in keeping businesses running smoothly.
- The Cloud Computing program provides individuals education, training, the knowledge, skills, and concepts necessary to serve as a cloud support technician. Upon completion of the program, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to support and manage infrastructure and workloads on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
- The Cyber Security program prepares students for entry level security certifications such as Security+. It lays the ground work for higher level certifications. As an Information Technologist, you can help keep hackers, viruses, and terrorists from intruding and damaging computers and networks.
- 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 Applications Development program prepares students for entry-level positions in website design, web-based applications development, and website 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.
Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.
The College has divided the Web Development program into two major areas: Web Page Programming (back end) and Web Page Design (front end). Web Page Programming places an emphasis on designing interactive web applications to communicate with data sources and run across multiple platforms. Web Page Design focuses on the aesthetic layout and artistic style of the website through the utilization of graphic-based software for web page creation.
Certificate of Technology
The following trans-departmental curriculum between Computer Information Technology and Art is designed to provide the student with basic web applications development skills. Emphasis is placed on artistic and graphic design with basic programming skills. Common job titles for this certificate include webmaster, web specialist, web applications developer, and web designer.
Plan of Study
|ITSE 1329||Programming Logic and Design||3|
|ITSC 1319||Internet/Web Page Development||3|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|ARTC 1325||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
|ITSE 1359||Introduction to Scripting Languages||3|
|ITSE 2313||Web Authoring||3|
|IMED 1316||Web Page Design I||3|
|IMED 1341||Interface Design with Photoshop||3|
|ARTV 1303 |
or ARTV 1351
|Basic Animation |
or Digital Video
|IMED 2311||Web Portfolio Development||3|
|IMED 2315||Web Page Design II||3|
|ITSE 1333||Mobile Applications Development||3|
Capstone Experience: IMED 2311 Web Portfolio Development