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Associate of Arts in Web Development

The Associate of Arts in Web Development program provides students with opportunities to complete an initial college degree while establishing a solid academic foundation for a bachelor degree in the field of business. Upon completing of the associate degree, a student may have completed one-half of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. This associate degree requires 20 credit hours of general education and 44 credit hours of prescribed core courses.  In addition to learning how to create, manage, and secure websites, students enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Web Development receive fundamental training in software applications, operating systems, networks, and database management.

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Web Development Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Implement basic knowledge of business principles required for entry-level jobs in the business and non-profit organizations
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to effectively plan, acquire, and build information systems in a business setting
  3. Develop fundamental skills in web design and application management. .
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business communications such as memos, letters, and reports.
  5. Demonstrate the rudimentary expertise to upgrade, configure, manage and maintain operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MAC.

Degree Completion

Students desiring to enroll in the Associate of Arts (AA) in Web Development degree program should make an application for admission online.  Continuous participation in the program until all requirements of the AA are met is mandatory for graduation.  If a student decides to discontinue work on the AA he or she may do so by submitting a change of degree application.

A degree completion fee is charged to all students who petition the University for graduation.  The application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  A credit of this fee will be applied to the student’s account if he or she goes into the bachelors program after completing the Associate of Arts degree.

Only one degree will be awarded in a given semester.  An associate degree and a bachelor degree will not be awarded simultaneously.

Graduation Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Web Development

Before being graduated with the Associate of Arts in Web Development, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete at least 64 semester hours of which at least 20 semester hours must be taken with Amridge University;
  2. Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 64 semester credit hours for the degree program Associate of Arts in Web Development includes general education courses (20 semester hours), program specific courses (40 semester hours), a foundation course (4 semester hours).

Core General Education Courses
EH 1401 English Composition I
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
Social/Behavioral Sciences
PG 2401 General Psychology
Total Core General Education Course Hours 20
Concentration Courses
BS 1401 Introduction to Business
CO 1403 Management Information Systems in Business
CO 1405 Microcomputer Applications
CO 1416 Operating Systems
CO 2410 Database Management (Prerequisite: CO 1405 – Microcomputer Applications)
CO 2412 Creating a Business Presence on the Web
CO 2415 Fundamentals of Web Design
CO 3430 Web Design and Applications Management I
CO 3431 Web Design and Applications Management II
MC 1405 Communicating via e-Portfolio and Resume 4
Total Concentration Course Hours 40
Foundational Course
FD 1412 Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program) 4
Total Foundational Hours 4
Total Hours for Associate Degree  64

Common Titles:

  • Software Developer
  • Research Analyst
  • User Interface Designer
  • Technology Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Webmaster
  • Web App Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Front End Developer

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