COD adds web development degree – Daily Herald

GLEN ELLYN — College of DuPage Monday said it now offers an associate degree designed for students seeking a career in the development of websites.

Kris Fay, COD’s Business and Applied Technology Division dean, said the curriculum focuses on how to develop a functional website with a high-quality user experience. Other degree programs focus exclusively on graphic design or on programming separately. COD’s Web Development Associate in Applied Science encompasses both aspects.

“It’s not just about making a website that looks pretty,” Fay said. “It’s about making a website that truly works.”

The Web Development AAS is a balanced degree program focused on the functionality and capabilities of websites, as well as information infrastructure. Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of careers related to building and maintaining websites.

The program includes coursework in JavaScript programming, database management, and a new course called Introduction to Human Computer Interaction.

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