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CIT - Web Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Rhonda Kueffler

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students.

As a Web Design student, you’ll be using the most current Web standards, languages, tips, and techniques for building websites. In addition, you will be developing a strong sense of design for the user experience through research, sitemaps, wireframes, typography, and layout.

What do Web Designers Do?

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. They also may create content for the site.

Job Opportunities:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of web designers is expected to grow 20 percent from 2012-2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce.

The U.S. Department of Labor also stated that about a quarter of web developers were self-employed in 2012. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry.

Median Annual Wage:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor reports the median annual wage $62,500 in May 2012.
  • The Montana Department of Labor reports the median annual wage $51,580 in May 2013.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Write, control, and troubleshoot XHTML and CSS in order to create effective and current web pages using industry standard applications.
  • Investigate and implement current languages and utilities to assess their effectiveness in the development of web pages and design.
  • Employ and master graphical editing and animation techniques using industry standard applications.
  • Develop web sites and other forms of design.
  • Discover techniques and style that may act as models for their own work.
  • Collaborate in various roles typical in web and design work.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$6,380
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$55

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
GDSN 101Design Topics Principles *,+3
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits12
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
GDSN 130Typography *,+3
ITS 210Network OS - Desktop *,+3
ITS 280Computer Repair Maintenance *,+4
MART 231Interactive Web I *,+4
Term Credits17
Second Year
CAPP 158MS Access *,+3
CSCI 111Programming with Java I *,+3
GDSN 249Digital Imaging II *,+3
NTS 104CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+3
MART 232Interactive Web II *,+3
Term Credits15
GDSN 200Intro to Desktop Publishing *,+3
ITS 299Capstone:Internship *,+3
MART 233Interactive Web III *,+3
PHOT 154Exploring Digital Photography *,+4
Term Credits13
Total Credits57

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.