Liberal arts majors wishing to pursue a certificate in Website Design and Development must complete 18 credits of courses. Students who complete this certificate program will have hands-on learning in social, corporate or individual website design and maintenance. Additionally such knowledge will be readily applicable to showcase major findings, events and educational materials in any liberal arts and humanities discipline.

Students will learn the following from this certificate program:

  • An introduction to computer hardware organization, peripherals and computer technology.
  • Use of an operating system to make computer function and run applications.
  • Use of Microsoft Office tools for word processing, presentation and database development.
  • Use of Adobe suite of tools for image adjustment, illustration, desktop publishing, Web and interactive design.
  • An understanding of Internet services and protocols, service providers, Internet security, e-commerce as well as Internet business applications and Web site design applications.
  • How to create interactive Web applications, enhance Web pages with dynamic images, implement a Web server and integrate the Web site with a database management system.

Options include:

  • Creation of desktop and interactive multimedia publications using various software tools.
  • C# programming for internet application development.
  • Development of user or customer friendly interfaces for software systems such as a web site for e-commerce.

Curriculum Plan

Required courses

  • INFO1101 Computer Concepts and Technology
  • INFO1105 Software Applications in Business & Technology (or)
    CSCI1105 Survey of Computers and Computer Software
  • ART1177 Introduction to Digital Media
  • INFO2105 Internet and Web Applications
  • INFO2106 Web-Site Design and Management


One course must be chosen from the following:

To take any course in the secondary area of concentration or a certificate program, a student must meet all the prerequisites for that course.

With the approval of academic advisor, students may take other higher level INFO or CSCI courses as elective.

Course Descriptions

  • ART1177 Fundamentals of using the computer as a drawing/painting medium. Digitizing, video imaging, manipulation of digital information to create visual art.

  • CSCI1105 History of computers, hardware and software systems, files and data bases, algorithms, personal computers, computer communications and networking, computers and society: applications, issues and responsibilities. (No credit for computer science majors.)

  • INFO1101 This course introduces the concepts of computer hardware organization and operating systems. A survey of various operating systems including Windows Mac-OS, Unix, Sun-OS, and Linux is conducted. Students learn about the current development of computers. Topics covered include Boolean algebra, digital system design, buses and addressing, memory systems, microprocessors, computer peripherals, interfacing techniques, and performance evaluation.

  • INFO1105 This course introduces the students to the software used in business and technology which includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphic presentations, and computing software packages. Students learn how to use the word processor to create business reports, brochures, newsletters, and other applications. They prepare and conduct oral presentations with the aid of presentation software. Spread- sheet, visualization, and computing software are used to analyze and evaluate data. Students create database, queries, forms, and reports using the database development software.

  • INFO2105 This course provides an introduction to the Internet services, the World Wide Web, accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO), multimedia and social networking. Students learn how to create and publish web pages using eXtensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML)and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and construct and maintain a web site.

  • INFO2106 This course introduces students to the principles of website design and management, business applications and security, and e-commerce. Students study graphic web design concepts such as usability and scalability. They learn how to create interactive web applications, enhance web pages with dynamic images, implement a web server and integrate the website with a database management system.

  • INFO3201 This course introduces the students to the current theories and issues in human-computer interactions. Students learn the techniques and technologies needed for the analysis, design and implementation of human-computer interfaces. They also study usability testing and rapid prototyping.

  • INFO3205 This course provides an overview of the design principles of desktop and multimedia publications. Students study the proper rules and procedures for creating publications. They learn how to create interactive multimedia content for both CD-ROM and the World Wide Web using authoring software packages. Topics covered include audio, image and video processing and compression.

  • INFO4844 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Microsoft.NET framework, the ASP.NET Web development environment, and C# programming. It also covers XML Web services, SQL Server database and Microsoft Web server IIS (Internet Information Services). Students study how to develop powerful Web sites and Web applications that access databases using dynamic, server-side programming in C#. They also learn how to deploy such applications over various servers.