Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Web Development

The idea of designing a website and knowing how to use various software and web tools to ensure its navigability and security may appeal to individuals interested in a web development career. At Colorado Technical University (CTU), students can pursue the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Web Development to develop a strong foundation of IT skills plus web design. This program is offered on campus in Colorado or online and has multiple start dates throughout the year.

CTU’s BSIT - Web Development program was ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcomission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    184
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Program Outline

    A Closer Look at CTU's Web Developer Degree

    General and core education. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Web Development specialization at CTU first complete a general education program of 66 quarter credits, followed by 54 core quarter credits in IT instruction. General education classes, such as Introductory Sociology or Composition: Writing and Research, are intended to help students become more well-rounded and effective in their thinking. Core courses, such as Fundamentals of Networking, Information Technology Architectures, and Unix Fundamentals, lay a strong groundwork so that students can continue on to the core portion of their specialization.

    Web development specialization. As part of the Web Development specialization students complete 64 quarter credits in numerous web design areas, including IT electives. Learning how to utilize various applications, devices and technologies pertinent to the field, their skills also will help them to evaluate emerging media and technology. Courses offered as part of the specialization include:

    • Computer Illustration
    • Digital Imaging
    • Emerging Media and Technology
    • Scripting for the Web

    A senior design project is required to complete the degree. Students integrate various skills such as research, project budgeting, resource planning, and more when working upon the various aspects of their web design idea.

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    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and many other factors. The information below represents standard per-credit-hour tuition rates for CTU degree programs online and at our campuses.

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    Ways to Save

    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs typically bring a wealth of work experience and industry knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how much you can save with Fast Track. Military students, see the breakdown here.

    If you’re interested in pursuing a CTU master’s degree after your bachelor’s, talk to your advisor about Master’s Advantage. With this program, students enrolled in a bachelor’s program have the option to substitute two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

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    Career Growth for Web Developers

    What about employment? The burning question for anyone pursuing an education is whether there will be opportunities for employment upon graduation. Data available through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that there should be for those interested in web development. In fact, the BLS forecasts that demand for web developer skills should grow by 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in the potential of 39,500 new web development jobs.3 Of course a degree never guarantees a job, but an education can be essential to compete in the field.

    Outcomes for CTU's Web Design Degree

    Individuals completing CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Web Development specialization should be able to showcase their skills and competencies in a variety of ways, including:

    • Creating and evaluating different types of enterprise architectures
    • Developing usable software products for the web marketplace
    • Understanding the impact of intellectual property rights on interactive media and the Internet
    • Utilizing various project-management skills

    Graduates of CTU's web design specialization gain a variety of skills that could lead to employment as a:4

    • Network Security Engineer
    • Software Analyst or Engineer
    • Test Engineer
    • Applications Developer or Engineer
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1 Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2 Degrees pursued online may be slightly different than those pursued on campus.

3 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm#tab-6 (Visited 2/3/16)

4http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

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