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MCC offers new web development program

Published: Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a web development certificate program.

This newly state-approved program is offered on Saturdays.

In an accelerated format, students can earn a web developer certificate in two semesters. This allows students to immediately apply their skills to the workplace. Tutoring is available in the afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays for web development and three days during the week at the Sage Center for accounting. 

The web development certificate is one of three related certificates that count toward MCC’s Associate in Applied Science degree in web design and development.

In the web development class, students take two classes in the first eight weeks and two classes in the second eight weeks. Students will continue with four more classes at the same time during spring 2014 semester and complete their certificate by early May. 

Web development certificate classes include Computer Literacy (CIS 110) from 8 to 9:50 a.m. and Applied Logic (CIS 121) from 10 to 11:50 a.m. from Aug. 17 through Oct. 5 and CIS 117 Intro to Programming (CIS 117) from 8 to 9:50 a.m. and Web Fundamentals (Web 105) from 10 to 11:50 a.m. 

Meri Winchester, co-chair of Computers and Digital Media at MCC, said adults enjoy taking online classes, but also prefer face-to-face time with instructor and classmates. 

Another class offered on Saturdays in an accelerated format is the bookkeeping certificate class, which includes one or two classes the first eight weeks and two classes the second eight weeks. A computer literacy class is required and can be taken either the first or second semester. Students can earn a certificate before the holidays.

For information, call Meri Winchester regarding web development at 815-455-8939 and Lori Smyth regarding bookkeeping at 815-479-7831. Information also is available at www.mchenry.edu/saturday.

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