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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Web Development (AS)

Code your way to web development

Think about it for a second. You’re currently on the Internet. On our webpage.

How’d you get here? How was this website made? What codes did they use in the development process? If you’re curious about the development and structure of websites, our Web Development degree is perfect for you.

At DSU, you can become familiar with the technologies that enhance your skills in web development. Publish actual code in real-world contexts and position yourself to enter a career in high demand. Access 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.

Develop your web skills

Understand the basics of how to develop, design, test, and deliver secure and accessible web apps. Learn to manipulate data efficiently, to make optimal use of computing resources. Write, test, and maintain computer programs and web applications in at least three programming languages.

DSU has been recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its high-quality curriculum which teaches students 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.

More that meets the eye

If you want to continue your education, this program will prepare you for a specialty in Application Development within our Computer Information Systems program.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the AS degree in Web Development, students will:

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to write code using sequence, selection, and repetition.
  • Be able to understand and effectively manage the process of developing, designing, testing, and delivering a program or web page.
  • Be able to manipulate data efficiently to make optimal use of computing resources.
  • Be able to identify, analyze, and take user needs into account in the programming process.
  • Be able to write, test, and maintain computer programs and/or web applications in at least three languages.


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