Bachelor of Applied Science in Web Design and Development

Institution: 
Clark State Community College
Approval Status: 
Pending Comments
Comment Period: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:15pm to Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:15pm

Comments

Comment: 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center has a direct connection with CSCC. This degree would be in great alignment with our career tech programs and would help us expand our CC+ options to students, not just with students on the main campus but also with our business and IT satellite programs. I am in full support of this degree expansion at CSCC.

Comment: 
The Greentree Group, a Beavercreek OH based small business IT consulting company, frequently works with Clark State to find qualified candidates for open positions. We were pleased to hear of their intent to create a Bachelor of Applied Science in Web Design and Development. We have 3 current openings for Web Development that we have been unable to fill for some time. We see this trend continuing with 3 to 4 positions per year which require web design and development skills. A program which helps to fill this skills gap in the region will be beneficial to us and many other companies in the region in similar positions.

Comment: 
I believe this program will be beneficial not only to students and organizations in the Springfield community, but to Ohio organizations as a whole. The program will provide educational opportunities for those wanting a career in IT and web design. Something more and more organizations will require in the future. As our organization grows (EF Hutton), we will require more people who possess these technical skills and experience. With regard to internships, there are some basic responsibilities that will not require several years of hands on experience that interns could be part of to not only hone their technical skills, but also gain experience in a corporate environment. Regards, Steve Snelson

Comment: 
We anticipate 1-2 hires per year and would prefer to work with local Clark State to fulfill those positions with qualified candidates. Owner of Holmes Marketing Services Springfield Ohio

Comment: 
Hello, This proposed program would be a great benefit to students seeking to find work in the technology industry. My own program, at Wright State University, failed to provide me the technological understanding and skills necessary to be successful out of college. This program, however, would help fill many of the opportunities that exist in my line of work that need junior level (read cheaper) resources that have the technological skills to starting working on client projects immediately. Often times, the junior resources we hire out of college need significant time learning the technology before being effective on client engagements, and I'm confident this program can help in this regard. I am excited about this becoming a possibility! Thanks, Chris Poteet Senior UX Consultant Siolon

Comment: 
I am so excited that the Web Development 4 year degree is being considered for Clark State Community College. This will enable my students to develop a comprehensive pathway for web development. I look forward to working with CSCC if this degree is approved as this will provide a seamless and cost effective transition for my career tech students to four year degree right in their backyard.

Comment: 
We fully support Clark State's initiative to offer this degree program. At Magnetic Mobile, we are constantly scouring the market for qualified tech talent to support our software development business. We focus our recruiting efforts on Full-Stack Web Developers, Designers, Mobile Developers and Quality Assurance Analysts to ensure we deliver a high quality customer product. The tech industry has been experiencing growth in the Dayton market making it very competitive for businesses to hire the desired team members. The program Clark State is proposing will fill as a much needed source of trained and qualified talent for the industry. Geoff Pattison President, Magnetic Mobile

Comment: 
I graduated Clark State last Spring in 2018 as a New Media major. For me, the two year degree covered a lot of what I needed to get started as a front-end web developer. The transition from college graduate to workforce professional was rough because building an entire website takes considerable front-end and back-end skills. I realized there was still a lot of details that would go into a website that my degree didn't have time to go into. I feel that having a program that would continue to build up my skills would make me a better developer. Clark State needs a program like this because web developers are required to have skills in both design and programming, and their clients need to be confident in a web developer to get the job done. Personally, I'm excited to have a chance to build my skills even more, and if this program was to launch, I would want to be the first to sign up and get additional training.

Comment: 
I would like to publicasly support Clark State’s new Applied Bachelors degree in addiction. As President of Behavioral Health for Mercy Health, I have first hand knowledge of both the scope of our current drug epidemic and the need for front line staff who have training in addiction. It has been almost impossible to fill all of our positions and maximize our impact in the community because of this limitation. A most sincere “congratulations” and best of luck in the next phase. Larry A Graham MD President Behavioral Health Mercy Health

Comment: 
Community colleges were intended to aid students in their technical and initial academic work, and if community colleges receive BA/BS program approval they will switch to focusing on BA & not AA/technical training, thereby ignoring their mandate and original purpose. Then – who will serve those students? In addition, providing additional competition in Ohio in the BA/BS lane endangers both state and private institutions during a period in which both high school and adult program populations are in decline and possibly wastes community college resources should these programs flounder; resources that should be better used to help students in their current community college programs.

Comment: 
Clark State needs a program like this, especially one that offers a bachelors degree in web development. I'm a front end developer and often times I'm using multiple coding languages on each project. Being knowledgeable in both front and back end development will help transition students from the classroom environment into a career path. As a Clark State Alumni, I look forward to seeing this program added!

Comment: 
The Web Development 4 year degree program at Clark State Community College would be a wonderful addition to any institution offering degrees in this field. This would enable an opportunity for my Career Tech students to continue there education in the field since few schools are offering any type of degree in Web Design. This would make it worthwhile for a Miami County resident to attend Clark State Community College.

Comment: 
The New Media program has been growing and meeting the needs of students for the last 5-6 years. As a member of their advisory committee, I know they are making strides in their content area. The development of an Applied Bachelors Degree in Web Design would provide transitional opportunities for graduates of the New Media degree program to have an opportunity to focus on developing web technologies necessary for 21st-century online commerce.

Comment: 
As the digital world evolves at a rapid pace, so does the need for smart, insightful professionals to work in the agency setting. Clients rely on us to create digital solutions that support their business and communications needs, and the time is now to offer more options to prospective students. We often to to relay on freelancers because the pool of qualified candidates is not large enough. Digital design and development are critical skill sets in our environment and we wholeheartedly support higher education institutions that can help meet our needs not only today but well into the future.

Comment: 
As a Wed Design & Development instructor at the career tech level, I would love to send even more students to Clark State Community College to meet their Web Development needs at the 4 year level. I encourage many students in the Madison county area to look towards Clark State for their fantastic programs. Having the opportunity to attain a 4-year degree in Web Development at a community college, gives many of my rural students 21st century skills in a location that is easily accessible.

Comment: 
A Bachelor's Degree in Web Development at Clark State Community College would open up a whole new door of opportunities for students and businesses around the area! I was a graduate of Clark State's Graphic Design and New Media programs and was fortunate to find a job as a Full-Stack Designer and Developer at Think Patented with the help of Clark State faculty and alumni. I learned so much from my two Associate’s Degrees at Clark State, but I know if I would have had the option for this proposed Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development I could have learned so much more allowing me to take on more tasks at my current job and broaden my skillset as a web developer. The world of web development is rapidly evolving and colleges need to evolve as well to give students the tools they need to go above and beyond in the workforce. I myself would even consider going back to Clark State for this degree!

Comment: 
The Greene County Career Center strongly supports this request based on our strong alliance and pathway transition for high school students into Web Design and Development careers. Working alongside Clark State to define a pathway that leads to post-secondary training and certification along with college credit makes this a critically important choice for the Chancellor, for higher education and for our local students. With dozens of high school students who move towards higher education each year, specifically in this pathway, it is imperative that our students have the ability to continue their learning. GCCC strongly supports consideration of this proposal.

Comment: 
The program offerings at Clark State in New Media and Graphic Design are relevant to today's in-demand digital media careers. While many of these job opportunities can be achieved by students with an Associate Degree, a Bachelor's degree in this area would ensure more job offers and better upward mobility for graduates. Many community colleges in this region have articulation agreements with 4 year institutions. As such, their Associate Degrees allow easy matriculation to a baccalaureate program. I believe Clark State could do better by keeping those programs in-house.

Comment: 
Reynolds and Reynolds is a software development company and fully supports the addition of a 4-year degree at Clark State in Web Design and Development. As the Manager of the Marketing Web Development group at Reynolds, I have seen firsthand the gap that can be present between what many degree programs teach and the skills I am looking for as a hiring manager for web developers. Reynolds and Reynolds is also committed to participating with Clark State to help develop curriculum for the program, participate on the college's advisory committee, and consider well-qualified graduates of the program for a multitude of applicable positions. I believe Clark State's proposed Bachelor of Applied Science in Web Design and Development would fulfill a critical need in companies in the region, including Reynolds, and would be a benefit to the broader community.

Comment: 
Commenting to voice my support for the proposed Bachelor's Degree in Web Development at Clark State Community College. My current employer conducts frequent interviews for developers in both the web and mobile space and we would welcome the expansion of the talent pool. From an educational perspective, the region would benefit from this additional offering in our area, and open doors for those who otherwise would be unable to pursue their educational aspirations. This segment of the tech space is expanding and a program such as this is not only welcomed, but fills an identified need.

Comment: 
I graduated from Clark State back in 2016 with a degree in New Media. Going back was one of the best decisions I ever made, as I made connections that are still fruitful today. I'm very happy to hear that a Bachelor's program is being considered in web development. I chose New Media at the time because it was the only area at Clark State that covered the field of web development and now being a developer for the last 4 years, I know that a bachelor's program would only expand upon an already amazing program there.

Comment: 
Wright State University (WSU) has two bachelor degrees that cover much of the content in the proposed BAS-WDD: 1) Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) with a concentration in Graphic Design and Multimedia Design at WSU Lake Campus, and 2) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity offered in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (BS-ITC). The BTAS is available completely online. The BS-ITC has just recently been approved by ODHE and begins Fall 2018. The BTAS has 27 hours of Applied Studies (AS) on leadership, management, evaluation, legal issues, and finance, Information Technology (IT) courses on the following content: HTML, CC, Java, Dreamweaver, CSS, bitmap, vector, e-commerce, layout, branding, video, multimedia, audition, and photography. The BS-ITC program incorporates cybersecurity into all of its courses which includes Windows, Unix, Python, HTML, CSS, Java, jQuery, IOS/Android, Oracle, SQL and concepts to apply to other programs.

Comment: 
Clark State's new 4-year degree in Web Design and Development would be a big support to our company and many other SMB's throughout the area. As the demand for web design and development projects has been rapidly increasing, we have found many new graduates in the area have not been equipped as well as required for new positions. This has caused a large gap in employment for many businesses who require a deeper knowledge of the full lifecycle of web development. Specifically in SMBs and agencies, we require multifaceted individuals who have a background in building web sites, tools, and applications for the rapidly changing digital world. Many other degrees are focused around some aspects of this need, but very few are present that address the larger picture needed to be successful post-degree without extensive training or years of real world experience. This vacuum has led many local businesses in the area, like ourselves, to be forced to turn to non-local resources and in many cases self taught individuals to fill these needs. Clark State's new program would be a huge resource for companies like ours that do not have good sources for finding suitable team members with a well-defined education in the specific aspects of web design and development that we need. Just by ourselves, we know that adding 5+ new hires/contractors with the background that Clark State is proposing to teach in their program would provide a strong boost for our business' ability to meet demand for web projects and further provide our clients (many of which are local businesses) with tools they need to further expand their reach through digital assets. As our business continues to grow (and others like us), we see an exponentially growing need for these types of graduates for ongoing projects that we have in development. We believe that Clark State's new bachelor's degree would be a strong future source for local organizations to hire moving forward and increase the number of graduates that we can employ without having to resort to other non-conventional sources for getting the right talent. We strongly believe in what Clark State is proposing and fully endorse this program as a great avenue for the employment of students in local businesses like ourselves. Philip Roestamadji Founder, Lion and Panda, LLC.

Comment: 
There is a strong, long-term demand signal in Ohio for capable software developers that have an understanding of the full technology stack of web development. Very often, we at the Perduco Group hire very capable front-end developers 'OR' more traditionally-trained object-oriented computer scientists that have the skills to do back-end development. Very rarely do we find graduates with fluency in both. This program would produce versatille, entry-level developers that are fast-tracked for success, capable of providing more immediate value in web development. We are excited to partner with Clark State to help refine curriculum based on our understanding of the necessary skills and would look to hire talented and hard-worker graduates that excel in this curriculum upon graduation. We would also be willing to hire students enrolled in this program as interns and modulate their workload with their course load. We have hired seven software developers this year, four of which have been entry-level students with a bachelors degree. We anticipate steady growth over the next five years so this program would be a great pipeline for us.