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Website and Applications Development


Website and Applications Development

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Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Hocking College’s Website and Applications Development program prepares students for an entry level position as a website or application developer position. Students will learn a foundational knowledge of Java, JavaScript and HTML code as well as entrepreneurship skills that will enable them to find a job upon graduation, start their own web-app development business or go on for their four-year degree. The program prepares students to begin their journey as developers by giving them the skills necessary to continue learning independently after their time at Hocking College.

Our program builds a foundation of knowledge in website and applications development. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, research, diversity appreciation and problem solving. In addition, the Associate of Applied Science in Website and Applications Development degree program provides the foundational basis for the bachelor’s degree in Web Development for interested students. Through community partnerships, we also provide real world experiences to supplement the academic course work.

Frequently Asked Questions About Website and Applications Development  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for graduates in the field of Web and App Development is at 15% from 2016 - 2026.  This is much higher than the average job outlook of 7%.

Students in this program will learn a combination of hard skills and soft skills

Hard skills that students will learn include:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Creating prototypes
  • Wireframing
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is a Cloud Computing service
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Game Development
  • Social Media Marketing


Soft skills that students will learn include:

  • Creativity
    • Working on projects in multiple types of classes (not just the coding) and collaboration with other students assists w/ thinking outside the box and increase creativity
  • Persuasion
    • Courses such as Speech can assist with persuasion skills but also when collaborating w/ your peers or instructors on a project, putting your reasons in a voice that will be heard respectfully is a skill that will be gained
  • Collaboration
    • Web development and coding of projects is a team effort.  The collaboration will succeed in creating a better product for the client/customer and the sharing of ideas/techniques in a constantly growing field is another benefit of working in a collaborative environment

The Computer Science Program Manager, Tasha Penwell, works closely with every student and has regular meetings with the students as they request.  She has students that meet with her weekly, bi-weekly, or just once a semester.

Our classes are done in a variety of formats.  We have classes that are online, we have other classes that are a hybrid model where ½ of the week is in class and the other ½ of the week is out of class assignments that can consist of listening to podcasts, reading assignments or creating a web page based on the items we’re learning in class.  

During the in-class portion, the students and instructors exchange ideas and techniques based on what they’ve learned during their own self-studies.  The format is more conversational than lecture.

  • At the end of the two years, the students will have the experience and skills needed to test for AWS Cloud Practitioner certification
  • Social Media Certification via HubSpot Academy
  • Students will also have the choice to complete any of the below certifications as well:
    • Inbound Marketing
    • Inbound Sales
    • Content Marketing
    • Email Marketing
    • HubSpot Marketing Software
    • Sales Enablement
    • HubSpot Sales Software
    • Growth-Driven Design

The most effective way for a student to find employment after graduation is through networking and meeting people in the industry.

Tasha Penwell will assist students to make those connections that they need early on so students can gain confidence as they progress through the program.  This method of relationship building and learning to market yourself via social media as a brand will assist students in finding career opportunities after graduation.

Website and Applications Development Program Outcomes:

  • Logic: Demonstrate a logical approach to problem solving by identifying the inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes in the development of web applications.
  • Analysis: Appropriately analyze a problem, accurately identify client goals/tasks/challenges, perform research, and propose multiple solutions for a client's web application or data problem.
  • Development Cycle: Implement the development cycle and apply knowledge of programming (application, web, data, and security) using industry standards, guidelines, and appropriate tools to gather requirements, develop (logic & code), compile, document, test, and quality assure software to meet the needs of the client.
  • Languages: Apply current and evolving languages for integrating media and user interaction in both front and back end elements of a web application using current languages, editors and tools.
  • Database: Construct, modify, implement, query, and maintain effective databases and their interface with applications.
  • Coding: Develop and use code to accurately control the layout and coordinate the presentation of web content including validating data and handling exceptions.


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Hocking College

 2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Website and Applications Development

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 51.0
Lab Hours: 18.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 51.0
Lab Hours: 18.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MATH 1107 Introduction to Logic 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  WEB 1101 JavaScript I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $1,250.00
  WEB 1102 HTML/CSS I 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  WEB 1103 Java I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $290.00
  WEB 1104 Database I 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  GS 1000 Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
    Totals 14.00 4.00 16.00 $1,760.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  WEB 1121 JavaScript II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  WEB 1122 HTML/CSS II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  WEB 1123 Java II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  HUM 2205 Issues in the Arts 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  ENGL 1510 English Composition 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 13.00 6.00 16.00 $370.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  WEB 1131 Javascript III 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  WEB 1133 Java III 2.00 2.00 3.00 $290.00
  WEB 1132 Incubator I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $100.00
  COMM 1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 10.00 6.00 13.00  $530.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  WEB 1141 Incubator II (Captstone) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $100.00
  WEB 1142 New Venture Finance Concepts 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  WEB 1143 Web Development for Non-Profits (SL & Practicum) 2.00 0.00 2.00 $50.00
  WEB 1144 Database II: The Cloud 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  PSYC 1120 Organizational Behavior  3.00 0.00 3.00  $15.00
    Totals 14.00 2.00 15.00 $265.00
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $1,760.00

Course Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $370.00

Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $530.00

Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 2.00 Cost: $265.00

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A Career in Website and Applications Development Offers an Abundance of Opportunity

Although the top choices for graduates with Website and Applications Development degrees include web developers, multimedia artists/animators or graphic designers, many more possibilities are available.

As a graduate of the Website and Applications Development Program you can choose from a number of job titles including: animator, audio/visual specialist, media designer, production assistant, virtual reality designer, web designer, web developer, multimedia programmer, web content designer, writer, project manager, and visual design consultant.

 *Statistics based on Bureau of Labor Statistics

2017 Median Pay  $67,990 / year  • $32.69 / hour
Typical Entry-Level Education  Associates degree
Work Experience in Related Occupation  None
On-The-Job Training  None
Number of Jobs (2016)  162,900
Job Outlook (2016 — 2026)  15% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change (2016 — 2026)  24,400


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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

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