Rock Valley College

Web Programming & Design Degree

Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 64 credits
Program contact: Division of Business/Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101


Program overview

Graduates of this program are prepared for a career in Website programming and support. Thus, students will not only be able to design Web pages, but apply technical specifications to bring them to life.

Work and employment

Graduates of this program often work as Web programmers, Web programmer assistants, Web server systems administrators, Web designers, or Web media developers. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the CIS program.

Industry Certifications

Students obtaining this degree will be better prepared to take the following certifications: WOW, ZEND, PHP Certification, Magento Certification, and the W3C certification.


CIS Division Course Requirements (49 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting (4)
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business (3)
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems (3)
  CIS-276 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (4)
  CIS-254 Database Programming (4)
  PCT-110 Networking Essentials (3)
  WEB-101 Programming Related to the Internet (4)
  WEB-102 Adv Programming Related to the Internet (4)
  WEB-111 Introduction to Multimedia (3)
  WEB-233 Introduction to Javascript (4)
  WEB-234 PHP Programming, or

Electives (with approval of CIS Academic Chair, select from):

Number Title Credits
  CIS-180 Intro to Visual Basic Programming (4)
  CIS-240 Intro to Java Programming (4)
  CIS-245 Programming Android for Mobile Devices (4)
  CIS-280 Programming iOS Apple Mobile Devices (4)
  GAT-110 Introduction to Photoshop (2)
  GAT-115 Introduction to Illustrator (2)
  WEB-225 Digital Photography (3)
  WEB-234 PHP Programming (4)
  WEB-290 Special Topics in Web Information Tech (1)
  WEB-291 Internship/Field Experience (1)

General Education Course Requirements: (15 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  ENG-103 Composition II, or
  ENG-110 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra, or
  MTH-160 Topics From Finite Mathematics, or
  MTH-220 Elements of Statistics (3)
  BUS-170 Intro to Organizational Behavior, or
  PSY-170 General Psychology, or
  SOC-190 Introduction to Sociology (3)