Information Technology - Web Development and Design Specialist

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Program Number: 10-152-2
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Learn to create and maintain advanced websites and joining the growing field of web development and design through Moraine Park Technical College’s Information Technology - Web Development and Design Specialist program.

About the Program

The Information Technology – Web Development and Design Specialist program prepares students to build and maintain professional, creative and responsive websites. You’ll enter a field with faster-than-average job growth and great salaries.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Information Technology – Web Development and Design Specialist program master coding and programming technologies. A focus is placed on cascading style sheets (CSS), HTML, JavaScript, PHP, jQuery, MySQL and XML. Students learn how to use design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite, and are familiar with development software and techniques including FTP, Content Management Systems and major emerging open source tools. Graduates of the program are prepared to develop software applications and systems and integrate database technologies.

Earn Two IT Degrees at Once!

Students can earn both the Information Technology - Web Development and Design Specialist and Information Technology - Mobile Applications Developer Associate of Applied Science degrees in only five terms. Students should refer to the Dual Degree Information Technology - Web Development and Design Specialist and Information Technology - Mobile Applications Developer program guide.

Not sure if you’re ready to pursue an associate degree? Start with the one-year technical diploma in web design and development.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.


Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
150-107 IT Fundamentals 1 3
152-106 Web Site Design 3
152-107 Graphics for the Web 2
152-112 Web Coding Technologies 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 College 101 2
Semester 2
152-113 Web Programming Technologies 3
152-114 CSS Technologies 3
152-115 Design/Implementation/Maintenance Workflow 3
152-118 Database-Driven Web Sites 3
Mathematics Course 3
Semester 3
152-116 Content Management Systems 3
152-117 Emerging Web Technologies and Trends 1
152-121 Object-Oriented Programming 3
152-124 e-Commerce: Designing and Marketing Web Sites 3
201-112 Design Fundamentals 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
Semester 4
152-120 Web and Mobile Internship 3
152-172 Web Site Security 3
Social Science Course 3
Social Science Course 3
Behavioral Science Course 3
 Total Credits63

Program Outcomes

  • Implement a front-end user interface
  • Implement a back-end web application
  • Apply customer experience guidelines
  • Integrate web data technologies
  • Build web-based software applications
  • Develop project documents


Earn a certificate, technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

  • Online Marketer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Website Consultant/Entrepreneur
  • Social Media Coordinator

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates