Multimedia & Interactive Technology: Web Developer
Multimedia and Interactive Technology in Web Development, Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) combines programming, web design, and graphic arts to prepare you to build and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. You’ll learn to write code, develop, design, build, and maintain web sites using scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media—with additional training aimed at developing workplace skills, project management and portfolio development. On top of all that, the program will seamlessly transfer to bachelor’s degree options.
Beginning web developers and designers, or professionals interested in adding website development to their career skills. If you enjoy a mix of technology and creativity, like working with computers, have basic pre-algebra skills, and you’re good at making observations and solving problems, this program could be a good fit for you!
What You’ll Learn
- Markup, scripting, and programming languages needed to design and develop interactive digital media products, applications and solutions.
- Industry design tools, applications, technologies, processes and techniques to edit and create digital media products and solutions.
- Ways to revise and improve your work through self-analysis, peer critique and instructor evaluation, based on standard design guidelines.
- How to design and produce a professional web-based digital media portfolio, featuring an archive of work that demonstrates your knowledge, proficiency, skill and talent.
Companies everywhere are applying emerging technology across all industries: the real estate, finance and insurance, health care and educational services sectors have all increased their job postings for software and web developers by more than 70% since 2010, according to ZipRecruiter.
The career outlook for web developers is strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth for this role to be 15 percent nationally through 2026 — more than twice the rate of average job growth.
With its thriving tech industry, Washington state’s, projected job growth is even higher — more than 50 percent — according to O*NET. A recent search on Indeed.com listed thousands of web developer positions, including openings at Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Zillow.
PROJECTED JOB GROWTH
Washington state: +50%
MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
Washington state: $87,190
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET
Ways to Pay for College
At SVC, tuition is less than half the cost of a public four-year college, and a fraction of the cost of a private university. If you plan on transferring, starting your first two years here could save you thousands. And, we can help you learn about ways to pay your tuition.
- Did you file the FAFSA? The best way to start looking for money for college is to fill out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA (or WASFA) figures out if you qualify for grants, loans, and/or on-campus jobs – and many scholarship applications require it. You might be surprised to see what you qualify for!
- Why not apply for a scholarship? You don’t need to be number one in your class or an all-star athlete to get money for college. Scholarships can be need-based, merit-based, or based on things like your hobbies, field of study, and more. Find out about scholarships and requirements so you don’t miss a chance to get money for college.
- If you’re a veteran, you may be entitled to education benefits and reduced tuition.
- You might qualify for special tuition funding through Worker Retraining, or while funds are available, eligible Skagit Valley College students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funding.
- Even if you plan on paying for your education out-of-pocket, you can arrange to set-up a payment plan.
Whether you’re experiencing job loss, you want to earn more, or you’re looking for career advancement, earning a college degree will increase your earning potential for life. For every $1 you invest in your education, you’ll gain an average $4.10 in future earnings, according to the State Board for Community and Technical College’s economic impact study.
Meet the Instructor
Learn from industry experts. At SVC, your instructor is a real-world expert with firsthand knowledge in their field—and they’re excited to pass that knowledge on to you!
Contact: Calleen Coorough, Faculty