Web & Application Developers
The Web Development AAS Program offers the student a strong educational core focused on design and programming for the web. Students develop the skills necessary to develop and maintain robust, well-designed, interactive and dynamic web sites.
Students study client-side scripting, server-side scripting, object-oriented programming and database systems as a means to develop programming skills. Courses such as Computer Graphics, Introduction to Web Design, Web Animation, and Interactive Programming give students the chance to develop their design skills.
Skills & Technology
In your final semester, you will develop an Advanced Web Portfolio and create a functional dynamic web site in the capstone course, Advanced Web Technologies. The student portfolio and capstone project will be key tools in your job search.
Our program is geared toward gaining employment upon graduation, rather than transferring to a four-year college. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the skills to qualify for positions such as web developer, web programmer, web designer, interactive web developer, web application developer, and director of web services.
This program can be completed in two years of full-time study with a combination of day and evening courses.
Career Opportunities in Web Development
Web developers create interactive applications for web and mobile platforms. They use computer software and programming languages to provide solutions to problems for companies. They help to make an organization more productive by building functional applications that serve both consumer and internal needs within the organization.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer hands-on learning?
Northampton’s Communication Design program offers you a well-balanced education through classroom and computer lab learning experiences under the supervision of talented and experienced instructors, in the College’s state-of-the-art facilities. This education will be critical when you enter the workforce or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.
What are the job opportunities?
As a graduate of the Web Developer program, you can expect to find employment as a web programmer, application developer, mobile developer, UI/UX Designer, or website administrator.
What are the application requirements?
Applicants to the program should contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for general information on applying to the College.
Who should apply for this program?
- High school graduates.
- College students.
- Individuals presently employed in the communications and technical field seeking an opportunity to upgrade current skills and knowledge.
- Individuals considering a career change.
What will I learn in the program?
- You will develop effective approaches to solving problems related to web site development.
- You will analyze user needs to determine technical requirements for web site creation.
- You will design, build, and/or maintain aesthetically pleasing web sites using WYSIWYG editors and graphic design tools, with a focus on usability.
- You will develop proficiency with programming, scripting languages, and database design techniques needed for interactive dynamic web applications.
- You will exhibit proficiency in both the design and technical aspects of web design.
Web Development Courses
68 total credit hours which includes 4 General Education electives** and 1 program elective.
** One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D). Students must take one Social Science Elective (SIT or SSHB) in a Writing Intensive (WI) section. Students must take on MATH elective. **
This program requires the attendance of day classes and can not be completed taking only evening classes.
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Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020