Web Design and Development

Information Technology

The Anoka Technical College associate Web Design and Development emphasis program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The program focuses on both designing and developing dynamic web sites. Emphasis is on the design, development, deployment and maintenance of database-oriented, interactive web sites suitable for supporting e-commerce using the latest Web development technologies.

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.
This unique program allows technical specialization in Web Design and Development while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace. Anoka Technical College Web Design and Development emphasis graduate will be a specialist in one of the areas of emphasis in Information Technology and will also have a broad IT foundation needed to under-stand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Web Developers are responsible for front and back-end web development.  On the front-end, the web developer uses a combination of HTML, CSS, and scripting languages to build everything a user sees and interacts with on a website. On the back-end, they develop the application; interact with the server, and database that make up the foundational structure of an interactive website using various web technologies. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The IT degree has an initial curriculum of 90 courses in seven career areas:
• Network Management and Security
• Database Design & Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Software Development
• Web Design & Development

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable. The A.A.S. degree includes General Education credits, which broaden knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits
57
*ITEC 1002 
 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1035  Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2120  Database Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2145
 Database Programming
 4
 ITEC 2215
 Linux/Web Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2311 User Interface Experience
4
 ITEC 2317  Web Interactivity Tools 4
 ITEC 2340  Scripting Languages
4
 ITEC 2600  Application Development
4
 ITEC 2601
Database Application Development
4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
 
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:
 ENGL 2105  Business and Technical Writing
4
 PHIL 1200
Technology, Ethics, and Society
3
 MnTC
  8

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on placement score.

                                                                                                                       

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College graduates will be specialist in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards, proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Web Design and Development is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Web Design and Development while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Anoka Technical College Web Design and Development graduate will be a specialist in one of the areas of emphasis in Information Technology and will also have a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace. Web Developers are responsible for front and back-end web development.  On the front-end, the web developer uses a combination of HTML, CSS, and scripting languages to build everything a user sees and interacts with on a website. On the back-end, they develop the application; interact with the server, and database that make up the foundational structure of an interactive website using various web technologies.

The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers. Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment..

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
57
 Technical
57
*ITEC 1002 
 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1035  Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2120  Database Design and SQL
4
 ITEC 2145  Database Programming
4
 ITEC 2215
 Linux/Web Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2311  User Interface Experience
4
 ITEC 2317  Web Interactivity Tools 4
 ITEC 2340  Scripting Languages
4
 ITEC 2600  Application Development
4
 ITEC 2601
 Database Application Development
 4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
     
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.
                                                                                                               

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College graduates will be specialist in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards, proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Julie Myers
763-576-4072
“The program is reputed to be one of the best among the technical colleges in the area. The IT department meets with local businesses to determine the needs of the industry, and they keep the technologies they are teaching current to a constantly changing environment.”