Web Based Small Business Development

Helping small businesses develop their presence in the electronic marketplace is the focus of this unique program. Students learn the skills necessary to manage a small business, oftentimes a home-based business. This program includes courses in Web Design Tools, Interface Design, Advanced Database, and Project Analysis & Design as well as courses in Marketing, Economics, Business, Computer Science, and communication.

Students can complete three levels of training:

  • Web Based Small Business Foundation Certificate (18 credit hours)
  • Web Based Small Business Development Certificate (34 credit hours)
  • Web Based Small Business Development Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 credit hours)

Associate of Applied Science Degree


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

COSC 1336 3
Mathematics/Life & Physical Science Core 3
MRKG 1200 2
BUSI 1301 3
ENGL 1301 3

14


Second Semester

BCIS 1305 3
BUSG 1302 3
IMED 1341 3
MRKG 1311 3
IMED 1316 3

15


Third Semester

COSC 1437 4
ECON 2301 or 2302 3
ITSW 1307 3
MRKG 1302 3
IMED 2315 3

16


Fourth Semester

BUSG 2309 3
Lang, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
ITSW 2337 or ITSE 2309 3
MRKG 2333 3
IMED 2313 (Capstone) 3

15

Web Based Small Business Development Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

COSC 1336 3
MRKG 1311 3
IMED 1341 3
BUSI 1301 3
IMED 1316 3

15


Second Semester

BCIS 1305 3
BUSG 1302 3
ITSW 1307 3
MRKG 1302 3
IMED 2313 (Capstone) 3
BUSG 2309 3

18

Web Based Small Business Foundation Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester           

COSC 1336 3
MRKG 1311 3
IMED 1341 3
BUSI 1301 3
IMED 1316 3
IMED 1341 3

18

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Grayson College must complete fifteen semester hours of a general education core. The core courses are distributed as follows:                                                                                                     

Mathematics/Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)

MATH 1314 College Algebra                                                         

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods            

MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math

BIOL 1306/1106 Biology for Science Majors I

BIOL 1307/1107 Biology for Science Majors II

BIOL 1308/1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

BIOL 1309/1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology I

BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab)

BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

BIOL 2321/2121 Microbiology for Science Majors

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II

GEOL 1301/1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

GEOL 1303/1103 Physical Geology

GEOL 1304/1104 Historical Geology

GEOL 1305/1105 Environmental Science

Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

HIST 1301 United States History I

HIST 1302 United States History II

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Creative Arts (3 hours)

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

DRAM 1310 Stagecraft I

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities

HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

Component Area Option (6 hours) 

EDUC OR PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks           

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

ENGL 1301 Composition I

ENGL 1302 Composition II

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

**Any of the courses listed above in the previous Component Areas may be used for the hours toward the Component Area Option.

Designing and publishing Web documents according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Emphasis on optimization of graphics and images and exploration of the tools available for creating and editing Web documents.

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Database development using database programming techniques emphasizing database structures, modeling, building reports and database access (SQL).

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Skill development in the interface design process including selecting interfaces relative to a project's content and delivery system. Emphasis on aesthetic issues such as iconography, screen composition, colors, and typography.

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Advanced concepts of database design and functionality.

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Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. Capstone Course.

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Last updated: 06/19/2017