Web Programming


Unsure whether the field of IT is right for you?

Three things to consider:

1.  The high paying field of IT is growing rapidly and will always be relevant.
2.  The IT programs at Ridgewater can prepare you for a rewarding career in IT.
3.  The Information Session would be a great way for you to find out if the 
      field of IT is right for you.

During the event you will be able to:

* Meet IT faculty and current students
* Tour the department and check out the equipment 
* Explore your interest through hands-on activities

Programs covered:

Computer Programmer Network Systems Administration
Web Programming Multimedia Design Technology
Computer Systems Technology  Computer Support Technician


RSVP, or walk-ins welcome

Call/text:  320.403.1236

Web Programming offers an exciting and challenging career for those who enjoy creativity and problem solving. This degree is designed for individuals who wish to be involved in the design and implementation of websites. Students will learn how the Internet works and how people use the Internet, which is important in the conception of web page design. Navigation, functionality, file size, design concepts and network management are stressed.

The Web Programming coursework prepares the student to develop business applications for the Internet, using leading-edge technologies. The student will master HTTP protocol, Java, Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, networking concepts and learn how these technologies are implemented across different platforms.​​

The Internet’s ever-changing environment will continue to increase in popularity as business grows increasingly dependent on web technology. People find employment with Internet service provider companies, private companies, public agencies who design and manage their own websites, and printing companies that offer web services. Positions may be available in the areas of site design, site production, site maintenance and network administration.


Students who enroll in the Computer Support Technology Program and Multimedia Design programs are required to purchase a laptop computer with the following specifications.  

• Intel® Core i5 as a minimum. Core i7 suggested.  Intel ONLY, No AMD.
• BIOS must support virtualization
• Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1*
• 8GB of RAM minimum
• 500GB free hard disk space 

Mac OS
• Intel® Core i5 as a minimum. Core i7 suggested.
• Mac OS X v10.8, or v10.9
• 8GB of RAM minimum
• 500GB free hard disk space 

Required accessories
• Headset with microphone
• 6’ Ethernet cable


Under no circumstances can there be less than 8GB of RAM.
BIOS must support virtualization. Most do today, but the student must verify.
Intel processor required for Android HAXM virtualization. AMD will NOT work.

Students are free to buy any laptop that meets the above requirements. The college does offer students the ability to purchase HP laptops at educational pricing through BusinessWare at this link.  Apple computers can be ordered through the Apple Educational store as a current students (Link).

BusinessWare Link: http://www.businesswaresolutions.com/ridgewater-college/

Apple Link:  http://store.apple.com/us-hed​ ​​​​​

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.