Program Overview

Students will learn relevant and current web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/jQuery, PHP and MySQL. Other topics include mobile web application development, responsive design, accessibility, and user-centered design. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a Web Development related field including both front-end and back-end development. Student wishing for a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss how this program articulates with other schools.


Course Course Name Units

Business Communications

This course covers the principles of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting business information. Written and oral communication involving problem solving in business are emphasized.


Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

This course is an introduction to information systems and the common use of office applications. Internet, Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and basic internet use will be covered. Spreadsheet use for business will be emphasized. This course satisfies the technology portion of the Information Competency graduation requirement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Internet and Computing Core (IC3) industry certification exam. This course satisfies the technology portion of the information competency requirement.


Database Concepts

This course covers concepts and technologies of database systems. Topics include data modeling, design, and the implementation of relational databases; Structured Query Language-SQL; concurrency control; distributed database systems; data warehousing; Web enabled database technologies; and the functions of database administration. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) industry certification exam.


Business Programming Logic & Design

This course is an introduction to programming including syntax, structured design, debugging, variables, flowchart and simple UML design, validity checking, extracting and manipulating data from arrays, and sorting. This class prepares the student for additional programming classes. Students should have completed a 3 unit computer concepts and applications course such as COSA 50 as preparation for this course.


Beginning Website Development

This course introduces the fundamental skills needed to design, develop and publish websites using industry standard software. Students will create websites using HTML and CSS and incorporate web design principles such as site planning, usability and accessibility standards. Topics covered include formatting text, creating hyperlinks, building navigation menus, inserting images and other media, creating tables and forms, using CSS for layout and design, creating responsive websites and working with content management systems. Students should have completed a basic computer concepts course such as COSA 1 as preparation for this course.


Dynamic HTML Web Construction

This course is an web page construction course focusing on emerging HTML standards, XML, JavaScript and other scripting languages. Students should already have a basic knowledge of web design such as from COSW 10AD in preparation for taking this course.

COSW 200

Introduction to Java Script

This course provides an overview of client-side programming using JavaScript, variables, arrays, functions, event handlers, objects, form validation, cookies, and the DOM. Introduces Web 2.0 technologies, Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and JSON), and it is a introduction to using popular libraries like JQuery.

COSW 220

Database Programming w/ PHP & MySQL

This course covers PHP & MySQL, one of the fastest growing technology combinations for developing interactive Web sites. It is designed at a level for personal web development projects, as well as for small to medium business Web development needs. Students should have completed any Previous Programming Course (C++, VB, java, C#), COSP 38 and COSW 20 courses or equivalent as preparation for this course.

COSW 221

Database Programming with PHP/MySQL II

This is the second course in PHP programming with a MySQL database for developing data driven web sites. Students can expect to write PHP code to create real world database applications that allow for database record creation, update, deletion and retrieval. Emphasis will be placed on creating web forms, searching databases, and session management.

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