If you want to develop dynamic, data-driven websites and manage the back-end, the associate degree in web development is an affordable great place to start. On campus or online, you’ll learn the basics of how to develop, design, test, and deliver secure and accessible web apps, and you’ll be ready for entry-level positions in a profession that just keeps growing. If you decide you want to continue your education with a bachelor of science in computer information systems, all your coursework will apply toward the software and web specialization.
Benefits of studying web development at DSU
DSU has approachable faculty who are well-versed in industry. They have real-world experience and cultivate an open learning environment, working one-on-one with students in small classes of 25 or less. Faculty are also experts with technology and provide hands-on virtual experiences for students in online classes.
The need for web developers continues to grow, and technology is always changing. Your DSU courses will prepare you to enter the work force, but also show you what it takes to succeed in a changing world. You’ll learn to write code, manage the development process, manipulate data efficiently, take user needs into account, develop style sheets, and deliver successful, secure products that meet accessibility standards.
Security is a big issue in software development, and at DSU, you’ll learn from some of the nation’s best security experts in our cyber security program—recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Students enrolled in College of Computing majors also have access to a top-notch virtualized environment where you can test your work on multiple operating systems, work in a protected sandbox on security issues, or explore options on a variety of server operating systems.
At DSU, you will become familiar with the technologies that enhance your skills in web development. You will publish actual code in real world contexts and position yourself to enter a career in high demand.
Possible Job Titles
- Web developer
- Application developer
- Database programmer
- IT consultant
- Systems analyst
- Systems developer