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

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Subject

Semester Hours



COSC 1301 (Intro to Computer Science) 3
IMED 1341 (Interface Design)  3
BUSG 1304 (Financial Literacy)  2
BUSI 1301 (Business Principles)  3
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
ITSC 1309 (Integrated Software Applications) 3
BUSG 1302 (E-Business Management) 3
MATH 1314 (College Algebra) 3
MRKG 1302 (Principles of Retailing) 3
IMED 1316 (Internet Web Page Design I) 3
ACNT 1303 (Intro to Accounting I) or ACNT 2301 (Principles of Financial Acct.) 4
*ECON 2301 (Principles of Microeconomics) or 2302 (Principles of Macroeconomics) 3
MRKG 1311 (Principles of Marketing) 3
ARTS 1301, HUMA 1301, PHIL 1301 3
BUSG 2309 (Small Business Management)  3
ITSW 1307 (Introduction to Database) 3
COSC 1336 (Program Fundamentals I) or ITSE 2317 (Java Programming) 3
SPCH 1311, SPCH 1321, or ENGL 2311 3
MRKG 2333 (Principles of Selling)  3
IMED 2313 (Project Analysis and Design-Capstone 3

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Web Based Small Business Development Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



COSC 1301 (Intro to Computer Science) 3
BUSG 1304 (Financial Literacy) 3
IMED 1341 (Interface Design) 3
BUSI 1301 (Business Principles) 3
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
ITSC 1309 (Integrated Software Applications) 3
BUSG 1302 (E-Business Management)  3
MATH 1314 (College Algebra) 3
MRKG 1302 (Principles of Retailing)  3
IMED 1316 (Internet Web Page Design I) 3

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Web Based Small Business Foundation Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



COSC 1301 (Intro to Computer Science) 3
MRKG 1311 (Principles of Marketing) 3
IMED 1341 (Interface Design) 3
BUSI 1301 (Business Principles) 3
ITSC 1309 (Integrated Software Applications) 3
BUSG 1304 (Financial Literacy) 3

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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: 03/28/2018