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E-Commerce Assistant
Curriculum code 1460

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This program is designed to teach an introduction to electronic (e-) commerce (business) development by using both a conceptual and hands-on orientation. This unique approach is used to allow for the acquisition of skills necessary in designing and building Web applications. Popular development software will be utilized in class projects and other hands-on assignments and demonstrations. There is a fair amount of lab work involved in the program. Subjects include database management, Internet technology, Web page authoring and publishing, system analysis, and policy, as well as development strategies. Students should be aware and comfortable understanding there are both theoretical and practical components to this program.

Nature of Work—This program is designed to qualify you as an e-commerce practioner. E-Commerce practitioners utilize the Internet to disseminate company and/or product information, generate leads, take orders, build customer databases and develop data-driven Web pages.

Related Job Titles—Junior Business analyst, Web Support Analyst, Help Desk Associate, and e-commerce assistant

Employment Outlook—Employment of programmers is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. Sophisticated computer software now has the capability to write basic code, eliminating the need for many programmers to do this routine work. The consolidation and centralization of systems and applications, developments in packaged software, advances in programming languages and tools, and the growing ability of users to design, write, and implement more of their own programs mean that more of the programming functions can be transferred from programmers to other types of information workers, such as computer software engineers.

Earnings—Median annual earnings of computer programmers were $69,620 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $52,640 and $89,720 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $40,080 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $111,450. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010- 2011

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