This major prepares students to develop and design web applications and websites. Web developers create and specify architectural and technical parameters and direct website content, creation, enhancement and maintenance. Students develop web-authoring skills and utilize server-side scripting languages to design security-enhanced websites. They use the project cycle for web development to develop an application that is database driven. Students learn to conduct business online and to manage the technology issues associated with constructing an electronic-commerce website. They research electronic marketing strategies, build customer relations and use appropriate design principles to develop a brand identify for a business. Students gain skills required for CIW, WOW, Adobe, Oracle, and/or Microsoft industry certifications.