2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Web Application Developer Associate of Technical Arts Degree

 PGM Code — 507S 

Program Description This broad based curriculum teaches the skills students need to enter a wide range of Web development careers. This curriculum is a cross-discipline approach to the emerging technologies being used on the Internet and the World Wide Web, and teaches students how to learn and adapt to emerging technologies. This degree will help individuals prepare for employment in Web development and administration, Web programming, and application development.

Entry Requirements Students entering CIS programs will need to contact Enrollment Services and take both the English and Math placement tests. Students should bring the results of these tests to their first advising appointment with a CIS adviser for proper placement into the program. In addition, some CIS certificates and degrees begin at an advanced level and are designed for students already in the IT field. Students entering these programs may complete a portfolio of prior learning by taking CIS 116 . The portfolio will be used to waive entry level courses and place students in the appropriate advanced courses. Please see a CIS adviser for more information.

The prerequisite for the required math course, CIS 114 CIS 114 - Math and Problem Solving , is placement into MATH 080 . Students with ACCUPLACER scores below the required level should take the appropriate math prerequisites and plan their schedule accordingly.

Career Management Requirement Students obtaining ATA degrees are required to take at least one (1) credit of career management, which can be satisfied by taking either CIS 116  or CIS 280 .

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree is awarded upon completing a minimum of 90 credits of program requirements and electives as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third, whichever is less, of the required credits must have been received from Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.8 within the program requirements.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • check plans with the appropriate faculty adviser, and
  • see the CIS website to determine when courses are generally offered.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

CWU Transfer This ATA degree transfers directly to Central Washington University’s Bachelors in Information Technology and Administrative Management on the Edmonds Community College campus. Students must complete specific requirements for English, math, and logic. For more information, visit CWU BAS-ITAM or contact the CWU adviser at linklett@cwu.edu.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Department Website
Computer Information Systems | www.edcc.edu/cis
CWU BAS-ITAM website | www.cwu.edu/~itam

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (15 credits)

Students who plan to transfer credits toward a Bachelor’s degree should take ENGL& 101  and ENGL& 102  and should consult with an adviser regarding the transfer Math requirements.

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (75-77 credits)


  • Build and maintain websites, mobile apps, and Android and IOS sites.
  • Research, assess, and appropriately apply updated emerging technology to support websites as needed in industry.
  • Work with management, development teams, or stakeholders to create websites.
  • Comply with the ethics related to the use of copyrighted materials and intellectual property rights.
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to website/page development.
  • Describe, create, and implement databases technologies relative to website development and maintenance.
  • Analyze, implement, and apply the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) methods and tools to meet the website development needs of a business.

Career Management (1-2 credits)

OUTCOME: Research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package and present oneself positively in a job interview.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14