COD Adds Web Development Degree

GLEN ELLYN — The College of DuPage said Monday that it now offers an associate’s degree designed for students seeking careers in website development.

Kris Fay, dean of COD’s business and applied technology division, said the program focuses on how to develop a functional website with a high-quality user experience. Other degree programs focus exclusively on graphic design or programming separately. The COD Web Development Associate in Applied Science encompasses both aspects.

“It’s not just about making a website that looks pretty,” Fay said. “It’s about creating a website that really works.”

The Web Development AAS is a balanced course of study that focuses on website functionality and capabilities, as well as information infrastructure. Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of careers related to website creation and maintenance.

The program includes courses in JavaScript programming, database management, and a new course called Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction.

James S. Joseph