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Web Development and Information Design AAS

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This interdisciplinary program combines the strengths of the art, business, and computer science disciplines to provide the design, business, and technical skills needed to create interactive websites and to understand the theory and concepts of e-commerce. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the World Wide Web into the sales, marketing, and recruitment activities of organizations on local and global levels. The program is designed to prepare for employment in this growing field as well as to provide a foundation for further education.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare the students for an entry level position in the field of e-commerce or web development, or transfer to a higher educational institution
  • Graduates secure a job in the field of information technology within two years
  • Graduates transfer to a higher educational institution with the appropriate number of SUNY general educational courses
Goal 2 To prepare the students to interact effectively within a diverse business population
  • Students will interact effectively within a diverse student population by completing collaborative projects
Goal 3 To prepare the student with the design, business, and technical skills needed to create web sites
  • Students will be able to create web sites
  • Students shall be able to understand the structure of web sites
Goal 4 To train students to solve business problems
  • Students will demonstrate the use of computers as a problem solving tool
  • Students will analyze the needs of an organization and develop a web site
Goal 5 To introduce students to a variety of international business scenarios
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of world-wide issues related to business
  • Students shall use the web to integrate sales and marketing activities on the global level
Goal 6 To prepare students to gather, organize, manage, and interpret data electronically
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to derive information from data
  • Students will design and develop web sites, web pages, and multi-media presentations
Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS101 Computer Apps & Concepts 1
This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BM120 Prin of Marketing
This course emphasizes the basic practices, concepts, and activities involved in developing a successful marketing program. Topics include buyer behavior, market identification, product development, distribution, promotion, pricing, and the uncontrollable factors (economic, social, political, legal and technological) involved in the changing marketing environment of today. See when this course is offered ...
Core GE Social Science
1.0
AA107 Keyboarding-Personal
This course develops touch control of the computer keyboard, proper techniques, and building speed and accuracy. Not for Administrative Assistant majors. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
IS120 Cmptr Oper Systms&Envmnt
This course covers the role of computer operating systems. It emphasizes operating systems and environments used with Intel-compatible equipment and discusses additional platforms. Command-line, menu-driven, and graphical user interface (GUI) systems are covered. Topics include storage devices, operating environment, system startup, menus, memory management, software package installation, and multitasking. Prerequisite: IS101 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society; excluding students enrolled in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Processing, Computer Information Systems, and Web Development and Information Design. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS125 Intro Multimedia App for Bus
This course covers graphic tools used in business environments, including multimedia programs such as graphic, animation and web design software. Multimedia files are imported and exported into documents and presentations. Topics include web design theory; color and composition; and graphic, animation and presentation software. It culminates with the integration of multimedia concepts incorporated into an integrated business project/presentation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS130 Dsktop Publishing - Business
This course introduces the principles of desktop publishing in a business environment. Professional quality business documents are designed and produced that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs in documents such as letterheads, business cards, flyers, brochures, promotional documents, and newsletters. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA115 Intermediate Mathematics
This course introduces intermediate algebra-level knowledge and skills. Topics include exponents and radicals, polynomial and rational expressions, functions and relations and their graphs, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations are solved. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
3.0
CI110 Prin Programming
This course introduces computer programming methods and techniques of problem-solving using structured programming. Students analyze problems and organize effective solutions. Techniques of problem-solving include defining the problem, specifying required input and output, developing the algorithm, and testing the solution. Students also translate the algorithms to a high-level programming language. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS240 Networking Essentials
This course provides an overview of networking concepts. Topics include LAN topologies, transmission media, protocols, network operating systems, and the OSI Model. Network security issues and network-to-network connections are also discussed. Through lecture and classroom demonstrations, students are exposed to the procedures involved in administering a LAN. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS250 Web Development 1
This course focuses on the Internet and World Wide Web as valuable resources in gathering and disseminating business information. Information is gathered with various techniques and evaluated as to its quality. Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) protocols and search engines are explored, and the techniques involved in creating a basic Web page are covered. Prerequisite: IS125 Introduction to Multimedia Applications for Business. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS210 Database Design & Mngmnt
This course enhances knowledge of database concepts with a focus on designing and structuring databases to meet the objectives of management. Database management systems are used, along with query capabilities and report generation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS102 Computer Applications & Concepts 2 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN153 Pra&Pro Written Comm
This course covers the skills required to communicate in the industrial, business, and technical settings. Emphasis is placed on the objective presentation of ideas and information. It includes the preparation of formal and informal reports, abstracts, summaries, and proposals. It covers practice in the coherent organization of ideas, stylistic conventions, standard language usage, and the design and decisions necessary for successful written communication. Prerequisites: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading, and EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
Core GE Natural Science
PH112 Science of Light suggested
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
3.0
IS210 Database Design & Mngmnt
This course enhances knowledge of database concepts with a focus on designing and structuring databases to meet the objectives of management. Database management systems are used, along with query capabilities and report generation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS102 Computer Applications & Concepts 2 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS280 Web Development 2
This course emphasizes the development of effective and interactive Websites on the World Wide Web. Students create and code interactions to transform static Websites into dynamic Web applications. Focus is on hand-coded languages, such as PHP, ASP, VBS Script, and ColdFusion Markup Language. Students familiarize themselves with Website and database interaction using MySQL as a driving source behind the site. Specifically, students are exposed to web development programs that use features such as cascading style sheets, templates, frames, and behaviors, as well as the many other features common in web development programs, such as inserting and editing HTML. Students also study database elements and utilize coding in order to manipulate and display data on a web page. Prerequisite: IS250 Web Development 1 or CI110 Principles of Programming. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
PH115 Science of Multimedia
This course examines the scientific and computer concepts to understand and use multimedia methods. Topics include an introduction to computers, color science, digital imaging, analog and digital sound concepts, video theory, animation techniques, authoring software, and multimedia distribution on the Internet as well as the testing and quality control of multimedia productions. Hardware and software packages are used to explore and demonstrate concepts. See when this course is offered ...
Restricted Electives
Students will select from a number of electives offered from the Center for Social Sciences, Business, and Information Sciences or the Center for Arts and Humanities. BM294 Business Internship substitutes for 2 restricted electives.
Restricted Electives
Students will select from a number of electives offered from the Center for Social Sciences, Business, and Information Sciences or the Center for Arts and Humanities. BM294 Business Internship substitutes for 2 restricted electives.
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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