Web/Database Developer graduates design and develop dynamic, data-driven web sites for small to mid-size businesses. Highline works closely with industry to ensure that students are learning the most relevant and marketable skills. Students participate in a capstone project for a small business in the community, complete an internship, and attend Emerging Technologies seminars.
Highline offers a two-year AAS Degree in Web/Database Development, as well as a number of short certificates. Most classes are available online and hybrid.
Emphasis & Technologies
- HTML5 and CSS 3
- Database Technologies (MySQL)
- Web Programming (PHP, Ajax)
- Content Management Systems (WordPress)
- Mobile App Development
- Agile Software Development, Versioning, and Project Management
- Front end & back end programming
- Debugging and testing
* The AAS Degree in Web/Database Development is not a transfer degree, with the exception of Central Washington University’s (Des Moines campus) BAS ITAM (BAS in Information Technology and Administrative Management), Highline College’s BAS in Cybersecurity and Forensics, and BAS programs available at other colleges. If you are interested in transferring to another four-year university, see the Computer Science Transfer degrees.
Contact Rav Kang
Web & Computer Science
Careers in technology fields are growing fast! Web Development jobs are expected to increase by 22 percent between 2010 and 2020. That amounts to 65,700 new jobs. As a graduate of Highline College, you will be fully prepared to fill those new jobs.
I started the AAS in Web and Database Development at Highline College because I wanted to get skills to get a job. I was surprised to get more than that. I met professors that were really passionate about their student’s success. This led to very interactive and meaningful classes that taught me how to apply the best practices to my job. Soon after I started the program, I found a job as a programmer thanks to the referral by one of my professors who saw my commitment to learn and achieve more every day. While working, I realized how important every lesson was. I also became part of Washington MESA, and they gave me the chance to participate in a career fair sponsored by the SHPE were I could to introduce myself to many representatives of Fortune 500 companies that attended. Currently, I work as a Software Engineer at Microsoft where I continue to apply the valuable knowledge I acquired at Highline College, the institution where I first learned how to program and to which I will always be grateful for being a key part of my journey.”
Dixon Mejia Piters