Program Description

The IT - Web Designer Associate Degree program prepares learners to design, develop and maintain professional, high-quality websites, create digital media and integrate web technologies to support an organization’s needs.

Graduates will be proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, content management systems, user experience design and branding/marketing on the web, along with various supporting technologies and tools. Graduates will be able to support the web design needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries or work as a freelance web designer.

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Approximate Program Cost

$10,829
Tuition: $10336 , Books: $493

Starting Salary

$24,960–$54,600
Average, based on the WTCS Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available
Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).

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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Create functional and easy-to-navigate websites
  • Create scripts using a variety of web-oriented scripting tools
  • Create digital media objects
  • Integrate web technologies to support an organization's needs
  • Produce effective, web-optimized graphics
  • Develop, build and configure dynamic and interactive websites or applications
  • Create web pages and design websites

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Web Support Specialist
  • Web Analyst
  • User Experience Specialist
  • Web Designer

Courses

The IT - Web Designer Associate Degree is a 65 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS A 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS B 1.00
DATA CONCEPTS C 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 1 C 1.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

WEB BRANDING AND MARKETING TECHNICAL SUPPORT 3.00
VECTOR GRAPHIC & ANIMATION FOR WEB & MOBILE 3.00
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN A 1.00
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN B 1.00
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN C 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

CONTENT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3.00
RASTER GRAPHICS AND LAYOUT FOR WEB AND MOBILE 3.00
WEB DESIGN 2 A 1.00
WEB DESIGN 2 B 1.00
WEB DESIGN 2 C 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 C 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00

Fourth Term

WEB DESIGN 3 3.00
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 A 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 B 1.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 C 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT A: PHP/MYSQL 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT B: ANGULAR 1.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT C: REACT 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this IT - Web Designer Associate Degree:

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.
 
For additional information, please visit our Accreditation page.

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Bellevue University Online Bachelor of Information and Media Technology
Lakeland University Bachelor of Computer Science
Minnesota State University - Moorhead Bachelor of Operations Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Milwaukee Bachelor of Information Science and Technology (BSIST)
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Web Development
UW Stout Bachelor of Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
Western Governors University Bachelor of Computer Science
Western Governors University Bachelor of Data Management/Data Analytics
Western Governors University Bachelor of Information Technology
Western Governors University Bachelor of Network Operations and Security
Western Governors University Bachelor of Software Development

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

In-State Tuition & Fees

$4,713*

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

$6,900*

In-State Tuition & Fees

$4,713*

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

$6,900*

Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Transportation$2,007$2,007
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance

In-State

$15,161

Out-of-State

$17,348

In-State

$20,723

Out-of-State

$22,910

* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.

For more information regarding billed tuition and fees visit https://www.ntc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about how the financial aid process works. Please feel free to reach out for more information.

NTC Financial Aid Office

715.803.1647

financialaid@ntc.edu

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