Students interested in Web Page Development and Design should enjoy problem solving, researching online, be detailed-oriented and able to work independently. High school students should have successfully completed English, math and computer classes. Early entry course options between Bismarck State College and the high school may be available.
Minimum computer skills requirement:
- Keying accurately at 20-30 wpm
- File management skills including folder creation, copying and pasting, renaming files, and file location
Minimum English skills requirement:
- Student should have completed or be currently enrolled in ENG 110 English Composition I
Students must be able to work independently and in teams.
Students completing the two-year curriculum receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Web Page Development and Design.
Students completing the one-year curriculum receive a Program Certificate in Web Page Development and Design.
Students are required to have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software for courses CIS 210 and CIS 230. Selected BSC computer labs have all installed software for this curriculum.
Employment opportunities are expected to grow, as research shows computer-oriented careers are among the fastest growing in the country. Employment of information security analysts, Web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Career opportunities: Web designer, Web developer, Web programmer, Webmaster.