E-Commerce 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

This certificate is designed to teach students how to build and manage data-driven web sites. These courses are offered by the Management Information Systems group in the College of Business and Economics. After completing the ISC Core Courses e-commerce Developer students take the following three courses:

MIS 324 - Intermediate Web Development and Management (4 credits)

Prereq: MIS 314 or permission of instructor.
Principles and technologies required to create, maintain and manage Internet content. Topics include ASP.NET, database design and access, web services, testing, security and use of high-level development tools (currently Visual Studio).
MIS 324 web site

MIS 424 - E-Commerce Systems Management (4 credits)

Prereq: MIS 324 or permission of instructor.
Covers topics that are needed to build effective e-commerce and e-business web sites. Such sites are content rich, secure, scalable, reliable and usable. Course topics include how to provide and consume web services, interact with legacy systems via screen-scraping, analyze site performance, security, application configuration, web server configuration, electronic-payment, e-commerce business models and designing for search engines. 
MIS 424 web site

E-commerce developer students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.

Internship or Practicum