Web developers are often responsible for the layout, color scheme and general design of a website. Websites are crucial for businesses, organizations and e-commerce, as the design of a website can often be the deciding factor of whether visitors leave or stay. As a modern art form, designing a website is not just about making online pages aesthetically pleasing. Skilled website designers also ensure websites are easy to navigate. NWCCD’s Web Development program will give you the skills you need to join this fast-growing computer tech field. This program is available at both Sheridan College and Gillette College.
As a student, you will learn to create, design, enhance and maintain websites. You will take courses in computer science, web design, web programming, web page authoring, Photoshop, Content Management Systems, e-commerce, cyber ethics, dynamic web graphics, SQL and 3D Java Programming.
As an NWCCD Web Development student, you will experience a low instructor-to-student ratio and a course curriculum with flexible scheduling for classroom and online options with labs on campus. Our program aligns with industry-standard certifications, including CISCO, Microsoft and CompTIA.
- Our NWCCD graduates are prepared to obtain industry-recognized certifications such as CISCO, Microsoft and CompTIA, in addition to earning Associate degrees.
- Learn through hands-on career internships or enroll in our Web Development Capstone Seminar.
- Our expert faculty have years of experience in web design, development, programming, networking, business and technical programs.
Web developers create visually appealing websites that are functional, user-friendly and appear in search engine results. The skills of web developers are in high demand, as virtually every business and organization expands their web presence in today’s digital world. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 15% job growth for the field of web developers, adding 24,400 jobs from 2016-2026.
Faculty and Community
Our NWCCD Web Development faculty are enthusiastic, dedicated and knowledgeable. Our faculty have years of experience in each aspect of website design, development and programming. They will teach you the essential aspects of developing functional websites to help you succeed in the industry.
Northern Wyoming Community College District features state-of-the-art labs, equipment, software and classrooms to enhance your college experience. NWCCD also has strong relationships with regional businesses and organizations to help you gain real-world experience through internships and service learning projects. We also have an advisory group of local Information Technology professionals who provide input on course content to ensure you are learning skills relevant to today’s industry.
Careers and Opportunities
Web developers and designers use creative skills, coding knowledge and design software to build and maintain websites. Website design and development firms regularly hire talented website designers with degrees. Inexperienced website designers will often begin as assistants or apprentices to gain important hands-on experience. Earning a degree in Web Development from NWCCD will allow you to transfer to a college or university nationwide for advanced training or lead to a career as a:
- Web Developer
- Web Writer
- Digital Content Specialist
- Web Content Analyst
- Web Editor
- Web Programmer and Developer
- Digital Marketer
- Online Business Manager
- Web Database Administrator