Sherri Mola, Design for the Web, AA+D, Norwalk Community College
Sherri Mola

Design for the Web

Design for the Web A.A.S. Career Program

The Design for the Web program serves to introduce students to the concepts, principles and techniques of Web Design by incorporating the theory and practice of Graphic Design and Web development. The degree program incorporates foundation courses in art, design, and programming with a strong liberal arts background. The program provides the academic framework to facilitate entry-level employment in the field.

Students should work closely with their faculty advisor to choose electives that best meet their goals.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

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Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree (62–66 credits)
Core Requirements (21–23 credits) Credits
ENG 101 Composition 3
ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3
MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra (or higher level math) 3–4
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
    Humanities elective** 3
    Science elective** 3–4
    Social Science elective** 3
Major Requirements (41–43 credits)
ART 111 Drawing I 3
CST 153 Web Development & Design I 4
CST 252 Web Development and Design II 4
GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles 3
GRA 202 Typography 3
GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop 3
GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator 3
GRA 241 Digital Page Design I: Adobe InDesign 3
    General (ART, GRA, CSC or CST) elective 3–4
GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation 3
GRA 261 Web Design I: Dreamweaver 3
CSC 262 Programming Mobile Devices 3
GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship 3–4
    or  
    200 level ART, GRA, or CSC, CST course  
Recommended Sequence of Study
Semester 1
ENG 101 Composition 3
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra (or higher level math) 3–4
ART 111 Drawing I 3
GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles 3
Semester 2
ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3
    Science elective** 3–4
CST 153 Web Development & Design I 4
GRA 202 Typography 3
GRA 236 Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator 3
Semester 3
    Humanities elective** 3
GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop 3
GRA 241 Digital Page Design I: Adobe InDesign 3
CST 252 Web Development and Design II 4
    General (ART, GRA, CSC or CST) elective 3–4
Semester 4
    Social Science elective** 3
GRA 252 Graphic Design II: Process and Presentation 3
GRA 261 Web Design I: Dreamweaver 3
CSC 262 Programming Mobile Devices 3
GRA 296 Graphic Design Internship 3–4
    or  
    200 level ART, GRA, or CSC, CST course  

**One interdisciplinary course is needed to fulfill core curriculum requirements. This may be selected from humanities, science or social/behavioral science areas.

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration

JEFFREY ZELDMAN