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Web Development

Using software languages and tools, web development students are trained to create websites and applications for the web. Web developers identify a site’s users and purpose, and oversee the production, implementation, and maintenance using web platforms and industry-standard design software.

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Suggested Degree Plan for Web Development Certificate
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First Semester Details
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement. (Same as AGR 175)
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
Second Semester Details
ART 136 Graphic Design I Details 3
This course focuses on concepts and visual communication skills necessary for graphic design. Students will acquire an understanding of single and multi-page documents, both in black/white and color, covering document construction, integration of word processing programs, working with images and typography, custom colors and standard output. Introduces the production of printed materials using illustrations and image manipulation software via computers.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124 with a grade of "C" or above

Gainful Employment: For more information about graduation rates, cost, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information, please view our Gainful Employment information for the particular certificate of study.