Web Site Developer Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Vidalia

The curriculum in the Web Site Developer Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) program prepares the student to create and maintain professional, high-quality web sites. Program graduates will be competent in the technical areas of web design, including web graphic design, XHTML, scripting, web application server-side languages, database driven content, web project management, internet security, and mobile applications. Various software tools will be used throughout the curriculum including Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Web Suite and/or open source products, Program graduates earn a Computer Information Systems Technology/Web Site Developer TCC and will have the skills necessary for employment in the web design field or to work as a freelance web designer. The purpose of this certificate is to provide training opportunities for persons already either already employed in the computer industry or have already been trained in a related computer area and wish to upgrade their skills with advanced courses and skills.

The standard curriculum for the Web Site Developer Certificate is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the Web Site Developer Certificate program any semester. This program generally takes four (4) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 35 credit hours.

Requirements

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $4,168
  • Books/Supplies: $2,524
Curriculum Outline (35 hours)
Occupational Courses (31 hours) 31
CIST 1220

Includes basic database design concepts and solving database retrieval and modification problems using the SQL language. Topics include: database Vocabulary, Relational Database Design, Date retrieval using SQL, Data Modification using SQL, Developing and Using SQL Procedures.

4
CIST 1305

(Prerequisites: None) An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays.

3
CIST 1510

(Prerequisites: None) Explores the concepts of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, and HTML following the current standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for developing inter-linking web pages that include graphical elements, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and image maps.

3
CIST 1520

(Prerequisites: CIST 1510) Students learn how to use the features and structure of a client side scripting language, explore the features on server side scripting and develop professional web applications that include special effects, interactive, dynamic, validated, and secure forms.

3
CIST 1530

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Students will explore how to use industry standard or open source graphics software programs to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techniques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays. The course includes a final project that allows students to develop a Web page/site using the chosen software.

3
CIST 1601

(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.

3
CIS yyyCIST Elective (3 hours) 3
CIST 2510

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) In Web Technologies, students will investigate one or more software packages that help automate Web content creation. Students will explore and utilize various features of software packages such as CSS, multimedia incorporation, scripting technologies, form creation, search functionality, advanced image techniques and database connectivity.

3
CIST 2550

(Prerequisites: CIST 1220, CIST 1510, CIST 1520) Web Development II teaches students how to manipulate data in a database using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) model. Students will learn to retrieve, update, and display database information with a web application. Database access may be accomplished using a web programming language (such as PHP, Microsoft VB, Microsoft C#, or Sun Java). Topics include manipulating data in a database, working with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), working with different database systems, developing forms and applications to interact with a database server(s), modifying data in a database, and controls and validation.

3
Choose One (3 hours) 3
CIST 2531

(Prerequisites: CIST 1530) Students will further explore how to use and industry standard or open source graphics software program to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techniques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays.

3
CIST 2541

(Prerequisites: CIST 1540) In this continuation of Web Animation I, students build on their basic scripting knowledge to incorporate advanced scripting techniques in an animated project. They will also explore how to create realistic graphics using inverse kinematics, how to create and edit advanced tweens and how to incorporate various media types into a Web based animation or movie. The course concludes with the completion of a Web animation project.

3
Language Elective Courses (4 hours) 4
CIST 2311

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) Visual Basic I introduces event-driven programming. Common elements of Windows applications will be discussed created and manipulated using Microsoft's Visual Studio development environment. Topics include numeric data types and variables, decision making structures, arrays, validating input with strings and functions, repetition and multiple forms, test files, lists and common dialog controls.

4
CIST 2341

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and C#.Net programming. Use practical problems to illustrate C#.Net application building techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of C#.Net vocabulary. Create an understanding of where C#.Net fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of the C#.Net Development Environment, Visual Studio and how to develop, debug, and run C#.Net applications using the Visual Studio. Continue to develop student's programming logic skills. Topics include: C#.NET Language History, C#.NET Variable Definitions, C#.NET Control Structures, C#.NET Functions, C#.NET Classes, C#.NET Objects, and C#.NET Graphics.

4
CIST 2351

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305, CIST 1510) An introductory PHP programming course that teaches students how to create dynamic websites. Topics include: PHP and basic web programming concepts, installing PHP, embedding PHP in HTML, variables and constants, operators, forms, conditional statements, looping, arrays, and text files.

4
CIST 2371

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and Java programming. Use practical problems to illustrate Java application building techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of Java vocabulary. Create an understanding of where Java fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of the Java Development Kit and how to develop, debug, and run Java applications using the JDK. Continue to develop student's programming logic skills. Topics include: JAVA Language History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control Structures, JAVA Methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects, and JAVA Graphics.

4
CIST 2381

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) This course explores mobile guidelines, standards, and techniques. This course includes design and development techniques for multiple mobile devices, platforms, and operating systems. Students will develop mobile applications using state of practice development tools, languages and devices.

4
CIST 2560

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) CIST 2560 explores W3C and Microsoft .NET programming standards in order to practice various web programming techniques for creating web forms, providing web navigation, and accessing data that produce dynamic interactive web applications. Students may use Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft C# .NET, or another .NET language.

4
CIST 2570

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) CIST 2570 explores open source W3C programming standards in order to practice various web programming techniques for creating web forms, providing web navigation, and accessing data that produce dynamic interactive web applications. Students may use Java, Perl, PHP, Python, or other open source web programming languages.

4
CIST 2580

(Prerequisites: CIST 1305) This course explores social and interactive web application technology and its effect on the business model. Topics include interactive and social web business model, interactive and social business web requirements and successful interactive and social integration.

4
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