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Website and Applications Development

Website and Applications Development Program Description

Accepting Applications for Autumn 2021

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.

Website 26 Applications Development Degree at Hocking College

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:


$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services



$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

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




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.

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

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle. 

In January 2020, Hocking College became one of 35 other secondary schools to be awarded a Choose Ohio First grant.

The grant — worth $65,600 — from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will fund scholarships for students joining the college’s Website and Application Development and Cybersecurity and Networking programs.

The grant allows for one scholarship each worth more than $2,700 for both programs for the next five years.

The scholarships are available to Ohio residents applying or transferring to Hocking College or changing their major to one of the two Computer Sciences programs.

Click here to begin your application.

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