Website Development Certificate
Required Courses for the Website Development Certificate
- ART 115
Graphic Design I3 credits
This course introduces design elements and principles. Focus will be on composition, typography, color, and imaging, for a variety of media including print and electronic media. Students will explore communicating information through a variety of media
- ART 202
Intro to Web Design3 credits
- ART 302
Web Design II3 credits
Expanding from the introductory course (ART202), the course will focus on delivering content using responsive (device-independent) techniques. Topics will include client- and server-side scripting, advanced use of CSS, building and using forms, and user interaction.
Prerequisite. ART 202
- CIS 115
Introduction to Server Technology1 credit
An introduction to server technology. Topics include system architecture, file servers, FTP servers, web servers, database servers with an emphasis on server installation and configuration.
- CIS 215
Database Fundamentals and Web Server Programming3 credits
An introduction to server technology, database fundamentals and web server programming. Topics include system architecture, file servers, FTP servers, web servers, database servers with an emphasis on server installation and configuration as well as table design and management, creating and using queries and writing programs on the server to support a web site. Prerequisites: CIS 160.
- CIS 315
Advanced Server-side Programming3 credits
This course teaches the advanced techniques of serverside programming over the Internet. Topics include using session control, accessing back-end database servers, Ecommerce security issues, interacting with file systems, implementing secure transactions, and using network and protocol functions. Prerequisite: CIS 215.
Plus one of the following two courses
- CIS 150
Fundamentals of Programming for Business3 credits
This course introduces programming for solving businessrelated
application problems. Topics include program
design, the integrated development environment,
graphical user interface, data types, control structures, and
sub/function procedures. Additional topics include
database programming and exception handling.
- CIS 160
Computer Science I4 credits
Emphasis on programming in C and introduction to C++, including structural programming concepts, simple data types and structures, C and C++ syntax, operators, controlstructures and pointers. Lab exercises include techniques of coding, program design, and debugging. Students in this course who are majoring in mathematics, computer science, cyber security or management information science must earn grades of B- or better in this course to progress to CIS 161 and/or CIS 210. Prerequisite: Grades of A- or better in MTH 095, or competency in arithmetic and algebra. For CS, Cyber Security or MIS majors, CIS120 is a pre- or co-requisite.
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