Train for a new, exciting career in web design and development and pursue a high-demand job in such fields as business and industry, education, government and healthcare. McHenry County College will offer a new Associate in Applied Science degree in web design and development beginning in January 2014.
These courses are ideal for people seeking a new career, enhancing their web skills or for students with no prior related experience.
Students will gain the skills needed to become web designers and web developers. Students will learn design theory as well as gain experience in programming for browsers and servers. Students will learn how to develop web sites for deployment on mobile devices and standard computers and the development of static websites and database-driven websites.
“A web design and development degree prepares students to be able to walk onto a job, design a beautiful, functional site and code it themselves,” said MCC computer instructor Meri Winchester. “It’s really suited for someone who will work at a small company, wearing many hats, where they are the design department.”
For those who want to a short term path toward a new career and attend classes on their own time, MCC also offers a one-year web developer certificate totally online through the college’s Fast Track program beginning Jan. 6, 2014 and ending Dec. 19, 2014. Students in this online course take classes 12 weeks one and one week off. They take two classes per 12-week segment, including during the summer months. This web developer certificate prepares students to program database-driven web sites and they will know hard coding, not design.
For more information, contact Meri Winchester at email@example.com or visit www.mchenry.edu/webdevelopment. For information on the online web development certificate, contact Lori Smyth at (815) 479-7831.