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New Web Design Associate Degree Program At Camden County College

 

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 21.7 percent employment growth for website developers through 2020. During that period, about 65,700 jobs will need to be filled. This expected growth and strong job-satisfaction scores have helped boost website developer to rank sixth in this year’s US News & World Report’s “Best Jobs” list.

 

Students pursuing positions in this field – as interactive media producers, website animators, website designers, website project coordinators and so forth – will receive the education they need through Camden County College’s new associate degree program in web design. CCC previously offered only a certificate in web design development.

 

The new program is unique to this area in that it “incorporates design and development in a web environment,” says Professor Elaine Reeder, coordinator of the CCC’s Computer Graphics Department. The program’s goals are to develop a strong foundation for students in graphic design and Internet programming; to explore programming database management and graphic software such as Photoshop and Flash; and to sharpen skills for creating aesthetically appealing websites that will be easy to use for any “average Joe.”

 

Upon completion of the program, Reeder says, graduates will have acquired the skills necessary to produce web-enabled graphics that are both high-quality and eye-catching. Students also will be able to apply these skills to the creation of all types of graphic media, including online marketing, advertising and instructional materials.

 

Reeder also says that students will develop the skills necessary to plan, design, implement, test and maintain effective interactive websites and animations. Additionally, the program will allow students to modernize their skills by learning how to use industry-standard tools and languages for the creation of websites and interactive media. Finally, students will graduate the program with portfolios of state-of-the-industry samples that will help launch their careers in the field.

 

Classes for this program will take place in the Gabriel E. Danch CIM Building on the Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. The first class sessions of the Fall 2012 semester begin the week of Sept. 4, with later-starting sessions beginning throughout October. Interested students are encouraged to register now, as courses typically fill quickly.

 

For details, contact Reeder at (856) 277-7200, ext. 4556, or ereeder@camdencc.edu.


Published: August 16, 2012