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Associate in Science degrees with an emphasis in Web Development are awarded when students have completed:

12 units of Department CIS Core Requirements.

• A minimum of 18 units of CIS/GD Department Electives.

Total:  30-36 units for the CIS Department plus the general education requirements.


Computer & Information Science

DEGREE Requirements


This Associate in Science degree program provides students with practical experience creating websites and prepares them for entry-level positions as web designers, web programmers or web server administrators. The curriculum uses state of the art software and hardware typically found in the field of professional web development.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use technologies commonly found in industry and apply screen, navigation, site, and graphic design principles to develop a site that is functional, attractive, and easy to use.
  • Use Cascading Style Sheet technology to efficiently and consistently control site presentation.
  • Write markup language code that conforms to standards such as XHTML.
  • Use scripting and/or a WYSIWYG application with a database backend and database-integrated (dynamic) web pages.
  • Describe the functional aspects of a site (e.g., shopping cart, feedback form, product list, site search) and recommend appropriate technologies to implement functions.

Students who wish to enroll in specific Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) should refer to Business Office Technology.

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.

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Associate in Science Degree Requirements
Course Name Units
CIS 140 Databases 3
CIS 211 Web Markup Languages 3
CIS 212 Introduction To Web Development 3
CIS 213 Advanced Web Development 3
Select TWO of the following:
Course Name Units
CIS 110 Principles Of Information Systems 4
CIS 190 Windows Operating System 3
CIS 191 Linux Operating Systems 3
CIS 290 Windows Server-Active Directory 2
Select TWO of the following:
Course Name Units
CIS 215 JavaScript Programming 3
CIS 216 Active Server Pages 3
CIS 219 PHP/MySQL Dynamic Web-based Applications 3
CS 119 Program Design And Development 3
CS 180 Introduction To Visual Basic Programming 4
Select THREE of the following:
Course Name Units
CIS 240 Advanced Databases 3
CIS 267 Directed Work Experience In CIS 1-4
GD 126 Photoshop Digital Imaging 3
GD 130 Professional Business Practices 3
GD-210 Professional Digital Photography I 3
GD-217 Web Graphics 3
GD-222 Flash Web Animation 3
GD-223 Advanced Flash Web Animation 3

Students who complete the courses required for this major qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Web Development.

For a Certificate of Specialization  in Web Design or Web Programming see CIS Certificates.


Chart of Equivalent Classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges for the Computer Information Sciences Departments.


General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.


Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  August 20, 2012
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