Social Media Website Development

October 9, 2015
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Nitec in Social Media & Web Development

Course Overview

Have you ever wondered how social media platforms like Facebook were created?

In this course, you will learn how to develop and maintain interactive web content, set up and maintain content management system as well as integration of interactive media.

Acquire knowledge and skills which are highly relevant to the industry

  • Maintain content management system.
  • Develop and maintain rich interactive applications.
  • Develop and maintain web applications.
  • Support interactive application project development.
  • Design UI/UX

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Nitec in Social Media & Web Development course, you need to have:

Subject

Grade

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects

1-8

or

GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics and 2 other subjects

A - D or 1 - 5

Successful students will be required to purchase Laptop/Tablet which will cost about $500 - $1, 200 for the 2-year course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available for eligible students subject to terms and conditions. The specifications for the device is as shown below :

Recommended Device

Specifications

Laptop

  • Minimum Intel Core i5
  • DVD MultiBurner Drive
  • Minimum 500 GB HDD and 8GB RAM
  • Minimum 13-inch screen display
  • Minimum Windows 7 Operating Systems

Duration and Venue

This is a two-year course and is available at :


Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Social Media & Web Development graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Social Media & Web Development graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE.


Career Prospects

Nitec in Social Media & Web Development graduates are employed in information communication and digital media industry that create and use interactive web technology for customers, including design firms, advertising agencies, production companies, interactive developers, museums and galleries, government bodies, PR and marketing firms, financial and healthcare companies. Some of the job titles which will be held by graduates include Web Developer, Web Programmer, Interactive Programmer and Flash/Flex Developer.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.


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Course Structure

To obtain the Nitec in Social Media & Web Development certification, you need to accumulate at least 67 credits.

Core Modules

51

Life Skills Modules

12

Elective Modules

Total

67

Core Modules (Click here to view module description)

Credits

Digital Media Fundamentals

Web Authoring

Content Management System

Software Development and Programming Fundamentals

Interactive Authoring

Web Applications

Mobile Web Development

Interactive Application Project

Personal and Professional Development I

Interdisciplinary Studies I

Personal and Professional Development II

Interdisciplinary Studies II

Sports and Wellness I

Sports and Wellness II

Electives (click here to see General and Common electives)

Course Specific Credits

Social Media for Marketing

Digital Publishing

Inter-Disciplinary

Audio Post-Production

Fundamentals of HTML5

Apple OS Administration

Apple Hardware Repair

Note: The offer of electives is subject to the training schedule of respective ITE Colleges. Students are advised to check with their Class Advisors on the availability of the elective modules they intend to pursue.

Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements

Nature of Work

Functional Abilities

Remarks

Web Developers (other job titles include Web Programmer, Interactive Application Programmer and Flash/Flex Developer) provide assistance in developing and maintaining interactive web content as well as integrating interactive media on social media platforms.

This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated. If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College for further academic advising.

They work with companies that create and use interactive web technology for customers, including design firms, advertising agencies, production companies, interactive developers, museums & galleries, government bodies, PR and marketing firms, financial and healthcare companies.

finger dexterity, attentive, sensory (visual) ability

In their course of work, they are required to respond to customers’ telephone calls, emails as well as to attend meetings and make presentations.

They must listen attentively to customers’ requirements and work with his/her team to plan, analyze and code the interactive applications.

communication skills, sensory (hearing & visual) ability, interpersonal skills, attentive, mental agility, interaction with strangers

They normally work in offices. During different phases of the web applications development, they may also require commuting to perform site visits at customers’ premises.

ability to sit in front of the computers for long hours, physical mobility, dealing with non-routine schedule

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