Content Developer Program

Ryan McHenry -- Data Analyst, Microsoft

The Web Management ISC certificate provided me useful and marketable skills in both the university and business worlds. During my attendance at Western, I was able to concurrently learn the skills being taught in the ISC program and apply those skills to the job I had at the Outdoor Center. Those skills also separated me from the competition when interviewing for jobs after graduating, making me a more desirable candidate. The variety of topics covered provided me the programming and SQL foundation required to succeed in today’s technology market. I would recommend the Web Management Certificate because of the exciting nature of the topics covered and the invaluable, industry applicable skills that provide an edge against the competition. 

ISC Track: Web Manager

Content Developer

The Web Content Developer Track is designed with the Liberal Arts Major in mind. This Track focuses on creating, developing, maintaining content of web sites while using technical Web skills to achieve these objectives. After completing the ISC Core Courses Content Developer students take designated courses within their major.

Majors currently identified for this option are:

Art Majors
- DSGN 360 and DSGN 361 

Communications Majors
- COMM 244 and 318, plus one other course determined by major advisor. 

English Majors
- English 302 and 402, plus one other course determined by major advisor. 

Journalism Majors
- JOUR 305, 309 and 330. 

Marketing Majors
- MKTG 476 and 483. 

Other Majors
- Consult with the ISC Director, Computer Science Department, Communications Facilities Building (CF479) 

For all other majors there is another option to receive a certificate as a Content Developer. This option is essentially the same as the current minor. A student in any other major can take two courses in either English or Journalism (writing and editing in electronic medium) and a Communications course (emphasizing group interactions). These courses are open to non-majors.

Web Content students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.