Program Description

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, jQuery, 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. Potential occupations include: Web Designer, User Experience Specialist, Web Analyst, Web Support Specialist and Front-End Web Developer.

Approximate Cost

$13,030
Tuition: $11016 , Books: $2014

Starting Salary

$46,218
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

Availability

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* 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 64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
DATA CONCEPTS 3.00
IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B 1.00
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

WEB DESIGN 1 3.00
WEB BRANDING AND MARKETING TECHNICAL SUPPORT 3.00
VECTOR GRAPHIC & ANIMATION FOR WEB & MOBILE 3.00
COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00

Third Term

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

Fourth Term

WEB DESIGN 3 3.00
CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 3.00
OPEN-SOURCE WEB DEVELOPMENT 3.00
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
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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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $34.50 non-refundable application and new student orientation fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores of 47 or above in math, 74 or above in reading, and 79 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.