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Website Developer
Curriculum code 1433

Course Requirements                  Information Management Systems Web site Gainful Employment Information

This certificate is designed for the experienced computer user who has strong skills in Microsoft Windows navigation and computer applications packages. Students who are interested in beginning a career in Web site development and who do not possess these prerequisite skills should meet with the department chair or coordinator to plan appropriate course selection. This program prepares students for positions as Web developers.

Nature of WorkThis program is designed to qualify students as a Junior Web site Developer. Web site developers design, develop, and maintain Web sites and their servers. Increasingly, Web site developers are responsible for both the design and programming of the site and therefore must be proficient in both areas. Web developers work with databases, programming languages, and multimedia and Internet technology.

Related Job TitlesJunior Website Developer, Junior Web Programmer, Junior Website Designer, and Website Design Assistant.

Employment OutlookEmployment of these computer specialists is expected to increase by 20% from 2008-2018 much faster than the average for all occupations as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies. Growth will be driven by very rapid increases in computer and data processing services, which is projected to be the fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy. In addition, many job openings will arise annually from the need to replace workers who move into managerial positions or other occupations or who leave the labor force.

The development of new technologies usually leads to demand for various workers. The expanding integration of Internet technologies by businesses, for example, has resulted in a growing need for specialists who can develop and support Internet and intranet applications. The growth of electronic commerce means more establishments use the Internet to conduct their business online. This translates into a need for information technology professionals who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. Explosive growth in these areas also is expected to fuel demand for specialists knowledgeable about network, data, and communications security.

Median annual earnings of computer systems analysts were $75,500 in 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $58,460 and $95,810 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $118,440. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011

For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center, Student Services Center, S202, at (708) 974-5737. www.morainevalley.edu/jrc.

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