Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)
This web design and development program is designed to teach students the skills needed to produce Web applications, interactive presentations, mobile applications, and user interfaces in a growing diversity of consumer electronics by emphasizing both front and back-end development. Students are required to conceptualize, code, and publish their own standards-based content for a variety of formats while working with the multiple languages used in interactive design.
Employment areas include entry- and mid-level positions in Web design, mobile application design, e-learning, information design, consumer electronics development, and human/computer interaction (HCI) technologies.
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This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.
This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.
Web Page Design Principles
This course focuses on designing and implementing a hypertext-based publishing site using authoring and scripting languages, content creation and management tools, and digital media tools. Emphasis is placed on capturing information using emerging web technologies.
Psychology of Motivation
Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.
This course focuses on vector software to produce detailed and scalable art for most applications. Course projects explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the pen tool, transformations/ distortions, type tools, and modifying paths and shapes.
This course is designed to develop proficiency in the Adobe Photoshop program. This course focuses on the features of Photoshop that professionals consider to be the most important. Emphasis is placed on creating, recreating, and editing images in preparing them for web and print.
Graphic Design I
This course focuses on the basic elements of design.
This course explores the critical role of typography in graphic design. Course projects place an emphasis on the anatomy of the letterform, the distinguishing features of different typefaces, and creative applications of type.
Graphic Design II
This course implements the basic elements of design with emphasis on effective composition in a variety of projects.
This course focuses on the technical, the aesthetic,and the sociological fundamentals of color usage in e-formats such as the Internet, mobile computing, social media, and developing e-technologies.
This course focuses on visual representation of technical information in a variety of mediums.
This course is designed to develop proficiency in basic drawing and animating tools, with strong functionality, interactivity, and usability.
This course will build on the concepts covered in Photoshop Basics by emphasizing advanced Photoshop techniques. Topics covered include advanced color management, quick masks, photo editing, and features specific to the latest Photoshop upgrades.
This course continues to build on the concepts covered in Illustrator Basics by emphasizing advanced Illustrator techniques. Topics covered include advanced color management and use of the drawing tools in Illustrator, logo design, file preparation, advanced typography, and features specific to the latest Illustrator upgrades.
Graphic Design III
This course focuses on the different styles that influence graphic design, conceptualizing projects, reinventing clichés, creating balanced layouts, distilling complex information, and motivating an audience. Course projects include creating complex grids, an annual report layout, poster and book designs, art posters, and a direct mail piece.
Information Design II
This course focuses on advanced information design theory and application with an emphasis placed on ethics, strategies, and techniques of information design for small presentation venues such as mobile devices and high-speed dynamic applications.
This course focuses on drawing and animation techniques for creating compelling characters and interactive environments in Flash. Students explore techniques for using scenes, movie clips, masks, and compound objects to create animated buttons, graphics, cartoons, and interfaces. Emphasis is placed on applying and mastering the principles of traditional animation using the basic Flash toolset.
Flash Action Scripting
This course focuses on the history and basics of computer programming and learning how to write high-level ActionScript code that dynamically places, moves, and alters the elements of a design on screen. Students will be required to build a classic video game step-by-step and employ key ActionScript programming skills and methods while building up a code base that can be employed in a range of personal and professional Flash applications.
This course focuses on designing the packaging of branded products for retail display. Course projects include creating packaging for champagne, pizza, and perfume bottles. Additional emphasis is placed on mass-versus-prestige applications.
This course focuses on the universal design theory and the application of this theory to design practice with particular emphasis on e-applications and design challenges.
This course focuses on Photoshop's advanced features. Topics include professional approaches to composition, retouching, image correction, and masking. Brushes, lighting textures, and special effects are explored as creative ways of producing high-impact images for print or web media. This course builds upon the basic level of Photoshop and requires projects that are challenging on both technical and artistic levels.
Web/Mobile Design Capstone
This course requires students to demonstrate their mastery of the program objectives by producing a functional web, mobile, or e-application that encompasses all of the integrated knowledge gained from the course. The completed project can be used to demonstrate work quality to prospective employers.
Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.
include inflation, the cause and effects of interest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade deficit, productivity growth rate, and the federal budget deficit.
This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.
This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to provide students with the skills they need to be effective communicators. Students will apply interpersonal communication skills theory to various situations in order to understand the clear connections between theory, skills, and life situations they will encounter.
This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.
U.S. History Since the Civil War
This course offers students an overview of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The student will learn how dominant and subordinate groups have affected the shifting balance of power in America since 1863. Major topics include: Reconstruction, the frontier, the 1890s, America's transition to an industrial society, Progressivism, World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, economic and social change in the late 20th century, and power and politics since 1974.
This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.
Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.
Influence and Persuasion in Business
This course examines models of influence for leveraging behaviors for rapid and profound change. Students will learn to apply the behavioral and the communication skills needed for driving persuasive change in order to form the basis for becoming a trusted opinion leader and effectively accessing markets.
Cloud/Mobile Computing Concepts
In this course students explore and examine the advanced concepts of mobile and cloud computing. Emphasis is placed on communication issues in ad-hoc and infrastructure networks as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats and concrete technologies. Additional topics include supporting hardware, devices, and components.
General Operating Systems
This course addresses advanced concepts in the installation, configuration, management, and security of a selected server operating system. Students learn to configure and manage advanced network services in a hands-on environment. Planning, documentation, troubleshooting, and security concepts are covered. (Prerequisite: OPS101, or with consent of the dean)
Introduction to Logic
This course focuses on the techniques for determining the validity of arguments and analyzing problems in the world. Topics include a discussion of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and symbolic logic.
This course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking and challenges the student to question his or her own assumptions through analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The course explains the fundamental concepts, describes the most common barriers to critical thinking and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Programming Logic & Design II
Increases student knowledge of programming concepts (i.e., flowcharts, logic structures). Structures and basic programming constructs are explored and applied. Students are introduced to data types and use of variables in programming. (Prerequisite: PRG102)
Introduces the student to the Software Development Environment. Students will create working programs. Students learn best practices in debugging, trouble shooting, and interacting with the computer's operating system.
Web Page Programming I
This course introduces students to basic web programming languages and concepts. Students will learn HTML, XHTML, CSS and other introductory web programming concepts.
Database Programming I
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL). This course focuses on the basic techniques of SQL as it applies to data retrieval and manipulation.
Web Page Programming II
Web Page Programming III
This course builds upon Web-Page Programming I and II. Students create more complex and robust web sites that have professional navigation, design, and user interaction. Students will complete the course with a web site that can be used as part of their career portfolio.
Web Server Programming I
In this course students explore and examine the advanced concepts of server-based web application programming. Students will gain knowledge and experience in building web-based applications that contain web controls and validate user data.
Mobile Applications Development I
In this course students explore and examine the advanced concepts of programming mobile applications. Students will learn how to configure the mobile development environment and build basic applications for mobile devices.
Mobile Applications Development II
This course expands students’ knowledge of mobile applications development. Students will design, code, and publish a working mobile application that can be used as part of their career portfolio.
Database Programming III
In this course students explore and examine the advanced concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) concepts and Procedural Language (PL)/SQL. Students will learn to install and configure an Oracle database. Students will also learn database automation techniques, including triggers, functions, and stored procedures.
Object Oriented Programming I
In this course, students will learn to program in an object-oriented programming environment. Topics covered include objects, classes, fields, functions, and class scope.
Web Programming II
This course expands students’ understanding of server-based web application programming. Students will build more robust web-based applications that contain web controls, connect to databases, and maintain application session state.
Object Oriented Programming II
This course expands on Object-Oriented Programming concepts. Topics covered include modularity, inheritance, polymorphism, overloading, and overriding.
This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.
This course addresses the relationships among different social institutions. It examines the dynamics in social groups. Topics covered include the concepts of control, inequity, and change within social groups.
Explores practical skills in statistics. Topics include distributions, relationships, randomness, inference, and proportions, This course teaches an interdisciplinary approach that provides the regression, and variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the use of statistical methods and the demands of statistical practice. (Prerequisite: MAT220)
Total Courses: 52Total Credits: 179.5
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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
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