Academics

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.

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.”

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:

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 63

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 201TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS 3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS/LABORATORY SCIENCE  *3 to 4
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWEB 110BEGINNING WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML AND CSS 4
CMWEB 120INTERMEDIATE WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML AND CSS 4
CMWEB 130WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, SEO, AND ANALYTICS 4
CMWEB 135BUSINESS USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 4
CMWEB 140ELECTRONIC COMMERCE 4
CMWEB 150WEB ACCESSIBILITY AND USABILITY 4
CMWEB 160INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTING FOR THE WEB AND XML 4
CMWEB 200JAVASCRIPT AND MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT FOR WEB DEVELOPERS 4
CMWEB 220ADVANCED WEB AND MOBILE DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML AND CSS 4
CMWEB 241PHP 4
CMWEB 270WEB SERVER AND WEB APPLICATION SECURITY 4
CMWEB 298WEB DEVELOPER ASSOCIATE CAPSTONE **1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** For the capstone course CMWEB298, the student will either take the Web Professionals Web Developer Associate Exam, an industry recognized certification, or 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, BUS120
Summer SemesterEnglish
Fall Semester 2CMWEB135, CMWEB220, CMWEB241, Mathematics/Lab Science
Spring Semester 2Social Science, Humanities, Communication, CMWEB270, CMWEB298

Program Contact Information

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

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Network Systems

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Information Technology
Pathway: Network Systems
ICC Pathway: Web Development

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Communication | Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Mathematics/Lab Science | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Web Developer | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Web Developer Apprentice (29 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

WOW Certified Apprentice

Employment Information

Web Developers, Web Administrators $16-29/hr

Certificate of Completion

Web Developer(45 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

WOW Certified Web Associate

Employment Information

Web Developers, Web Administrators$16-29/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Web Systems(63 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

WOW Certified Web Developer

Employment Information

Web Developers, Web Administrators$16-29/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements