Websites and the Internet are primary sources of communication in the 21st century, and organizations of every size and stripe have a critical need for website designers. Whether you’re interested in large scale manufacturers in a particular industry or a small retailer, a nonprofit organization that serves public interests or an institutional setting such as a college, hospital, or government agency—an associate degree from Genesee in Web Design offers a perfect pathway toward a rewarding career.
Genesee’s Web Design degree program offers a unique curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience with the latest technology and exposure to emerging trends. You will learn layout and design, web programming, database and system administration, Internet security, and e-commerce. You’ll gain the technical and aesthetic skills needed to conceptualize, create, produce, administer, and maintain web pages along with opportunities to learn the basics of photography, computer graphics, and multimedia technology.
Another important facet of Genesee’s Web Design program is the two-tiered, co-op experience. In the first tier you and your classmates use the team approach to develop a web solution for a fictional company, simulating all the steps involved in developing a new website including researching domain names, building story boards, writing copy, acquiring imagery and developing the contents of the site. Your final product of this hands-on project is a real website posted on the College’s server and tested on numerous computer platforms to prove its full functionality.
After the successful simulation project, you are assigned a real business to apply your new web design skills in the business community. Many students find the end products of their projects are implemented by the company and can even lead to employment opportunities. Genesee Web Design students have worked with DeZine Zone, Nunda Farm Service, Sungard Higher Education, Wahl Studios and Paychex to name just a few of the co-op affiliates.
Web design is a central part of the information technology wave which continues to grow faster than any other section of the economy. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that eight of the nine fastest growing occupations by the year 2010 will be in this area. Be a high-tech player world wide web with Genesee’s Web Design AAS degree.