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Program Coordinator:     Mary Sullivan, LRC 217, Ext. 2415 and Tamara Lasley, LRC 206, Ext. 2503
Length:                             Three semesters (one year beginning in summer term)

Purpose: With the increased development of business, industry, and government in Virginia, there is a need for qualified personnel in information systems technology and web design. This certificate program is designed to train personnel for full-time employment upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the option to transfer into the AAS degree programs.

Occupational Objectives: 
    Program Tester 
    Web Designer 
    Web Developer

Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to Web Design Certificate.

Program Requirements: The two-semester curriculum provides training in information systems, web design, and graphics. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. In addition, the curriculum includes supportive courses as a preparation for entrance into the job market. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Web Design.

Web Programming and Design

Summer Session
Course Number Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Crs.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE 100 Intro. to Information Systems 3 0 3
Total 6 0 6
First Semester (Fall)
SDV 101 Orientation to College Success 1 0 1
MTH 141 Business Math 3 0 3
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3 0 3
EEE 1*Social Science elective 3 0 3
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 4 0 4
Total 14 0 14
Second Semester (Spring)
ENG 112 or 
CST 100
College Composition II or
Principles of Public Speaking
3 0 3
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 4 0 4
ITP 100 2*Software Design or
approved IT elective
3 0 3
ITP 140 Client Side Scripting 3 0 3
ITP 240 Server Side Scripting 3 0 3
Total 16 0 16

Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate..................................................36


  1. Social Sciences electives include any course in economics, history, political science, government, sociology, and/or psychology.
  2. Approved IT electives are: ITE 140 Structured Query Language, ITE 182 User Support/Help Desk Principles, ITN 106 Micro-Operating Systems, ITN 107 PC Hardware & Troubleshooting, ITN 113 Active Directory (Windows Server 2008), ITP 120 Java Programming I, ITP 112 Visual Basic .NET I, ITP 132 C++ Programming, ITN 260 Network Security or Co-op Education. The faculty reserve the right to add courses to this list as new technology becomes available. Students are strongly encouraged to seek faculty advising in the selection of the IT elective. 

Note:  VHCC policy requires that students must keep their IT skills up to date. Therefore, IT courses transferred from other institutions and IT courses completed at VHCC must not be more than 5 years old for IT majors. If a student can demonstrate competency students, the student may appeal the rule by requesting departmental approval from the lead faculty in the IT Department. 

Gainful Employment Report - Web Programming and Design

Last updated: 2/26/2016 1:51:13 PM