Web Systems

Do you ever wonder how websites are made? Are you fascinated with how some websites seem to flow, while others simply don’t? Would you like to create websites that change to compliment any device?

Google, Facebook, Netflix, and YouTube are all examples of websites that changed the way people use the Internet. If you want to develop your ideas into an amazing website or even a mobile app then a career in web systems is the path for you!

Illinois Central College has been developing students into future web developers and designers since 1999. We are a World Organization of Webmasters Web Professional Academy .  Web Professional Academy College Partners offer Web Professional degrees that represent a comprehensive “peer review” and WebProfessionals.org Web Professional Academy review process vetting the curriculum, learning objectives and instructor training and certifications.  Here students will learn the skills and knowledge needed to maintain corporate intranet, extranet, and Internet web sites.

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Mark DuBois and Shari Tripp, professors of Web Systems

Quality Instruction

Not only will you receive the best online instruction from our professors Mark DuBois and Shari Tripp, but our program offers a wide variety of outside study to hone your skills, such as getting students into the SkillUSA Web Design contest and an invitation to the local Web Professionals student chapter.

“I really appreciated the ‘extra’ out-side the program. [Mark DuBois] got me involved in the SkillsUSA Web Design Contest where I took 1st place at state and 4th at nationals. The monthly Web Professional (then World Organization of Webmasters) meetings allowed me to network with practicing professionals, learn directly from them, and see how what I was being taught was really used,” said former ICC student Jonathan Worent.

Job Readiness

The biggest question on any aspiring student’s mind is, “will I be able to get into the work force?” Well according to the U.S. Labor Department, careers in web development are expected to grow at a rate of 20 percent by 2022 due to the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce. Not only that, but U.S. News lists web developer careers as #11 on their list of “The 100 Best Jobs.”

 The [Web Program] gave me such a broad knowledge of the current technology that I walked into my new job ready to succeed.

“The [Web Program] gave me such a broad knowledge of the current technology that I walked into my new job ready to succeed. I started as an eLearning Developer at Country Financial with one semester left in my program. I knew how eLearning should be delivered from the classes that Mark DuBois and Shari Tripp had led,” said former ICC student Rob Mounts.

So if you are looking for a career that is high in demand and will give you the chance to take your creativity to new heights then see your academic advisor today and take the first steps to achieving a degree or certificate in one of our five web programs!

Illinois Central College web programs include:

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 67

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110
or
COMPOSITION I 
or
3
ENGL 125
or
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 
or
3
ENGL 201 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS  3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATHEMATICS/LABORATORY SCIENCE  * 3 to 4
BUS 120 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS  3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWEB 110 Beginning Web Development with HTML and CSS  4
CMWEB 120 Intermediate Web Development with HTML and CSS  4
CMWEB 130 Web Content Management Systems and Analytics  4
CMWEB 135 BUSINESS USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA  4
CMWEB 140 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE  4
CMWEB 150 WEB ACCESSIBILITY AND USABILITY  4
CMWEB 160 Introduction to Scripting for the Web  4
CMWEB 200 JAVASCRIPT FOR WEB DEVELOPERS  4
CMWEB 220 Advanced Web Site Development with HTML and CSS  4
CMWEB 241 PHP  4
CMWEB 270 WEB SERVER AND WEB APPLICATION SECURITY  4
CMWEB 280 WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES  4
CMWEB298
or
Web Developer Associate Certification Capstone **
or
1
CMWEB299 Web Developer Project Capstone ** 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** For the capstone course, the student has a choice between CMWEB 298 and CMWEB 299. If the student wishes to take the Web Professionals Web Developer Associate Exam, an industry recognized certification, they should sign up for CMWEB 298. If the student does not wish to take the certification exam, they should sign up for CMWEB 299, in which they complete a comprehensive project that reviews and demonstrates competency in the most important concepts covered in the classes in the program.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

 

This degree program is offered online.  Please contact the Virtual Campus Office for more information.  (309) 694-8888 or www.icc.edu/VirtualCampus.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CMWEB110, CMWEB130, CMWEB150, CMWEB160
Spring Semester 1CMWEB120, CMWEB140, CMWEB200, CMWEB270
Summer SemesterEnglish, Mathematics/Laboratory Science
Fall Semester 2CMWEB135, CMWEB220, CMWEB241, CMWEB280
Spring Semester 2Social Science, BUS120, Humanities, Communication, CMWEB298 or CMWEB299

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Network Systems