The IT - Web Designer Associate Degree is a 64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

IT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (10152500)

1.00

Introduces the field of IT software development and design. Learners will explore degree and career paths, IT tools and processes and begin to demonstrate professional communication. Learners will create or modify a simple computer program using an integrated development environment.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS A (10152501)

1.00

Introduces programming concepts and terminology using an object-oriented approach, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications that incorporate classes, fields, methods and variables. Additional topics include: utilization of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), value and reference types, object instantiation/lifetime/scope and mathematical/conditional/logical expressions.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS B (10152502)

1.00

Reinforces programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach introduced in 10-152-501 Programming Concepts A, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction and encapsulation. Additional topics include: utilization of a debugger, object multiplicity and constructors.

PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS C (10152503)

1.00

Emphasizes programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach of 10-152-502 Programming Concepts B, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance.

WEB DESIGN 1 A (10152551)

1.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques along with the development of text content to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively on the web. Learners will create/modify web pages using HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will begin a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: copyright considerations, text editors, and browser tools.

WEB DESIGN 1 B (10152552)

1.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques. Learners will create/modify web pages using HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will create a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: text editors, FTP utilities and browser tools.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (10152223)

3.00

Examines the design, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Learners will apply user experience standards in the development of web and software interfaces to provide a quality user experience. Topics include: psychological and interaction principles, requirements analysis, designing for different devices, style guides, usability testing, and visual design principles.

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WEB BRANDING AND MARKETING TECHNICAL SUPPORT (10152224)

3.00

Explores the tools and technologies to create an online brand and marketing presence. Learners will create a personal brand and market themselves through the use of various online technologies. Emphasis will be placed on designing a web presence that incorporates branding/marketing technologies for competitive advantage. Additional topics include: a review of the marketing aspects of search engine optimization (SEO), social media to drive web traffic, email marketing technologies and tracking of social media results.

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VECTOR GRAPHIC & ANIMATION FOR WEB & MOBILE (10152232)

3.00

Examines the skills necessary for the production and manipulation of vector images. Learners will produce and edit vector images using image production software. Additional topics include creating and altering graphics to match a client’s specifications.

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COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (10152391)

3.00

Introduces the Agile software development methodology and applies it to managing a software development project. Learners will work in small teams, taking an application through its entire lifecycle including the phases of requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. Additional topics include an introduction to the following disciplines and related tools: project management, version control, issue tracking, unit/regression testing and automated build/deployment.

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MATH & LOGIC (10804133)

3.00

Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra and number bases.

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CONTENT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (10152225)

3.00

Introduces the development of multimedia content to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively on the web. Learners will create and edit audio and video content. Further, learners will be introduced to current Content Management Systems (CMS) and related tools used to create dynamic and flexible web content. Learners will create multiple web projects using the designated CMS tool. Topics include: when to use a CMS; overview of a designated CMS tool; and using a CMS to create, modify, enhance, and maintain a website. Additional topics include: animation, sound and video editing software and file types and the content creation process.

RASTER GRAPHICS AND LAYOUT FOR WEB AND MOBILE (10152231)

3.00

Explores the skills for the production and manipulation of raster images. Learners will produce and edit raster images using selection, layer, digital masking, image correction, and enhancement techniques in image production software. Additional topics include image optimization and file format options.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

3.00

Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Statistics

WEB DESIGN 3 (10152213)

3.00

Introduces the web design cycle, applies responsive web design concepts and prepares learners for real world website design. Learners will use current responsive frameworks in the creation of a website. Additional topics include the Canvas tag and the management of web projects.

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APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT (10152393)

3.00

Builds team software development and communication skills. Learners will form small teams, each identifying, designing and implementing an attractive and usable software application. The project teams will each use Agile software development principles to manage their projects, communicate project status, adapt to changing requirements and overcome technical challenges. Additional topics include a review of the Agile software development methodology.

INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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