Computer Information Systems at Aquinas College

CIS Web Design Minor

CIS Web Design Minor Requirements:

Twenty-four (24) semester credit hours.

Required Courses:

  • CS158
  • CS161
  • CS170
  • CS180
  • CS182
  • CS220
  • CS258
  • CS242
  • CS244

In general, for a CIS minor to be declared in conjunction with another major or minor at Aquinas, no more than one third of the courses (typically 2 courses or a maximum of 8 credits) may overlap.


  • CS158 Web Page Design (1)

    This hands-on lab course covers web page design using Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic HTML coding is introduced, but programming experience is not a prerequisite. Some prior experience with computers and the Internet, however, is presumed. Students must have access to the Internet and an email account outside of class. (Aquinas student accounts are available.) Course projects introduce skills such as using templates, integrating graphics and images, forms, and frames.

  • CS161 Image Editing (1)

    This hands-on lab course covers the creation and editing of professional quality graphics. These graphics can be used to enhance web pages, professional presentations (with photography), and other non-chart graphics. Students will scan, manipulate, and compress digital images. The course is currently taught using Adobe software.

  • CS170 Principles of Operating Systems (3)

    Fundamental concepts in operating systems and how they are used in computing will be explored. Hands-on exposure to Windows and a UNIX-type operating system are included. A study of disk layouts and management as well as memory management will be presented. Windows and UNIX command prompt manipulation will complete the requirements. Co-requisite of CS180 recommended.

  • CS180 Structure and Logic (4)

    Fundamental concepts in structured object-oriented programming. Structures include sequence, selection, repetition, writing, and the use of methods and objects. Programs will be designed using the Warnier-Orr diagramming tool. Designs will be coded, debugged, and tested using a programming language. Co-requisite of CS170 recommended.

  • CS182 Data Structures with C# (4)

    Programs using classes, objects, error handling, arrays, and array-based lists will be designed coded, debugged, and tested using the Windows GUI interface and the C# programming language. Prerequisites: MS151, CS180.

  • CS220 Survey of Programming Languages (3)

    Fundamental concepts of programming in low- and high-level languages, compiled and interpretive languages, procedural and non-procedural languages will be studied. As this is primarily a programming course, students will be designing, writing, testing, and debugging programs in several languages. Prerequisites: CS158, CS182.

  • CS258 Advanced Web Page Design (1)

    This course is the second of two courses in word processing. It is designed to teach advanced topics such as XHTML formatting, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, JavaScript and dynamic HTML and animation. Prerequisites: CS158.

  • CS242 Database Theory (3)

    Introduction to concepts and technology of database management systems; physical data organization; hierarchical, network, and relational models; reading and writing basic structured query language (SQL) statements using a commercial relational database management system. Prerequisites: CS154, CS170, CS180.

  • CS244 Web Programming with Databases (4)

    Students will design and implement an application using a database engine and a programming language that supports web development. Students will study and use advanced SQL statements, and will be required to design, code, debug, and test a web-based application. Prerequisites: CS220, CS242.