The WEB PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE is designed to prepare students for employment or self-employment as web designers or developers, emphasizing standards-based coding, usability, accessibility, and creative problem solving. Adding to this foundation, students choose one of two options: design or development. With the former, students acquire multimedia design skills, and with the latter they acquire web programming skills. Students obtain skills in Adobe applications, as well as open source products. Students develop realistic expectations about work conditions through individual and collaborative work-based projects and by learning in the same technological environment in which they will eventually work. The web development option is also designed to equip students for Certified Internet Web Professional certifications, including the Web Foundations Associate Series and the Web Design Specialist certifications.
Students must complete 28 units in the program with a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C,” in all courses for the major.
P/NP grading may not be used for courses in a student’s major field.
Web Site Designer, Web Site Developer, Content Management System Developer, Content Management Theme Designer, Web Database Developer, Mobile Web Developer, eCommerce Developer, Search Engine Optimization Consultant
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to
- Identify concepts of Internet technology, networking, databases, and electronic communications.
- Demonstrate technical and creative mastery of the creation of Web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive
- Use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of
- Apply design principles to solve visual communication problems.
- Demonstrate life long learning skills in effective collaboration, leadership, written communication, management, and information
search and retrieval.
Core Requirements (complete all of the following) (16 units)
|CSCI C101||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||Advisory: ENGL C070||3|
|DMA C102||Digital Imaging with Photoshop||Advisory: ENGL C070||3|
|DMA C111||Fundamentals of Web Development
||Advisory: ENGL C070||3|
|DMA C113||Accessibility and UX Design
||Advisory: DMA C111||4|
|DMA C280||Web Production Management||Prerequisite: DMA C111||3|
Options (complete one of the following) (12 units)
Option 1: Design
|DMA C107||Computer Illustration||Advisory: ENGL C070||3.0|
|DMA C117||Web Design with Dreamweaver||Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C111||3.0|
|DMA C131||Digital Video Production||Advisory: ENGL C070||3.0|
|DMA C201||e-Commerce||Advisory: ENGL C070||3.0|
Option 2: Development
|DMA C119||Advanced Web Development||Advisory: DMA C111, DMA C211||3.0|
|DMA C213||Web Development with PHP and MySQL||Advisory: DMA C211||3.0|
|DMA C214||Web Development with Python||Advisory: DMA C211||3.0|
Upon entering the program, you should be strong in the following skills:
- Perform computer start up and shut down procedures correctly.
- Use computer input and output devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, stylus, trackball, or printer with proficiency.
- Access and manage login accounts and documents effectively. This includes downloading, creating, naming, retrieving, and decompressing files and folders with an awareness of file size, location of saved files and folders, and available space on storage media and a clear distinction between various campus, email, and course login accounts.
- Perform editing tasks, such as copying, cutting, and pasting of content and applying spell checking.
- Send an outgoing e-mail with an attachment, and open an incoming e-mail and its attachment.
- Search and navigate the Internet and other types of media and environments easily.
- Be aware of the need to evaluate Internet content for relevance, authenticity, authority, and currency.
If you are not comfortable completing the above tasks, you should complete CSCI C070 before taking any digital media arts courses.
Reading and Writing
You should also have college-level reading and writing skills including
- Comprehend central points of a variety of text sources.
- Write short essays without major grammar and spelling errors.