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Web Technology

WEB 1600 Web Design I: Introduction to Web Technology 3 Credits
This course introduces the student to hypertext markup language (HTML), the language of the Web. Students produce and publish basic Web sites using HTML/XHTML/cascading style sheets (CSS), forms and tables. Students learn to use a scanner and graphics program to develop graphics for use in Web pages. Internet browsers and software used to produce Web pages and to post the pages to the Web are discussed. Web page design and research skills are developed. Building of a well-designed Web site is covered. Prerequisite(s): ADMN 1100 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2000 Dreamweaver/Fireworks 3 Credits
This course is designed to enhance skills and knowledge of the professional Web author by using cross-platform visual HTML editors, specifically Dreamweaver and Fireworks, for creating and managing Web sites and pages. The learner will use a variety of techniques, tools and activities designed to develop pages for the commercial/professional Web developer standard. The learner will plan, design, develop, and test fully compliant Web pages which conform to the specification given. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator for WEB students; no prerequisite for CGT students

WEB 2010 Web Design II: Design Fundamentals 3 Credits
This course teaches hands-on skills and knowledge that Web design professionals are expected to understand. Students learn how to apply good design principles as they develop and publish Web sites. General topics include Web site development essentials (such as the development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues), Web design elements (such as the site user’s experience, navigation, usability and accessibility, image files, graphical user interface site development software, and site publishing and maintenance), Web design principles and aesthetics, and advanced Web technologies (such as client-side and server-side technologies and Web databases). Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600

WEB 2110 Flash 3 Credits
This fundamental Web animation course examines and demonstrates essential elements in creating vector-based graphics using Flash. The topics include vector versus bitmap images, timelines, special effects and use of plug-ins versus. HTML-only animations. The emphasis of this course will be on creating high quality Web pages using principles of layout design, color theory as applicable to Web design and preparation of text for the Web. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator for WEB students; CGT 1040 and 2040 for CGT students

WEB 2115 Advanced Flash 3 Credits
This course teaches the basics of how to use Actionscript. Students learn how to use Flash and Actionscript to enhance Web site design. General topics include how to create Actionscript in external files, use XML documents in conjunction with Flash, write event handling functions, add interactivity, load external content, handle data, control timelines and animation, and work with text, images, sound and video. Prerequisite(s): WEB 2110

WEB 2120 Audio/Video for the Web 3 Credits
This course is designed to familiarize students with the technologies associated with bringing photographic (film, video and still) images and audio to the internet environment and enable students to identify and use the tools which facilitate these media in Web sites. Appropriate media selection, software tools for encoding various media, delivery system attributes and limitations, associated file types, audio and video codecs and software players will be discussed. Students will learn to prepare aural and visual media for the Web by creating and encoding assigned projects. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator for WEB students; VPT 1030 for VPT students

WEB 2220 E-Commerce 3 Credits
This course teaches students how to conduct business online and how to manage the technological issues associated with constructing an electronic commerce Web site. Students will study how implementing technology can engage cardholders, merchants, issuers, payment gateways and other parties in electronic transactions. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or 2010

WEB 2300 JavaScript 3 Credits
This course teaches developers how to use the features of the JavaScript language to design client-side, platform-independent solutions. Students learn how to write JavaScript programs, script for the JavaScript object model, control program flow, validate forms, animate images, target frames and create cookies. Students will also understand and use the most popular applications of JavaScript. Prerequisite(s): WEB 2010 or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2350 XML 3 Credits
XML document design teaches students how to create intelligent structured Web documents using the extensible markup language (XML). Students study the functions and relationships between XML and other members of the XML family of technologies, including the extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML) and extensible stylesheet language (XSL). They create and apply styling to XML documents in a series of hands-on labs that focus on the development of coding conventions and compliance with the rules for well-formed XML. This course provides a balance of training in theory, technology and hands-on development. The skills and concepts taught enable corporations to create consistent structured documents that can be published to a variety of output formats and media. The course covers XML document design as well as the basics of CSS, DHTML and XHTML. Prerequisite(s): CSIT 2230 or WEB 2010

WEB 2400 Web Project Management 3 Credits
This course is designed to help students define the scope of projects; identify stakeholders, decision makers, and escalation procedures; develop detailed task lists; estimate time requirements; develop flow charts; identify required resources and budgets; evaluate project requirements; identify and evaluate risks; prepare contingency plans; identify interdependencies; identify and track critical milestones; participate in project phase review; secure needed resources; manage the control process and report project status. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010; WEB 2010 or CSIT 2230

WEB 2401 Accessible Web Design & Compliance 3 Credits
This advanced course teaches authoring and design of Web pages and sites that comply with various standards, guidelines, and regulations. It examines legal requirements and emphasizes best practices and techniques for industry and e-commerce solutions. Web sites are reviewed for accessibility and usability. Students learn to apply POUR principles and universal-design concepts to their own creations, with exercises and projects that accommodate individuals with assorted disabilities (e.g., visual, mobility, auditory, cognitive). Case studies will be reviewed, and online resources for creating and accessing Web content will be used. Site conformance, assessment, maintenance and testing will be addressed in the context of the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508, Telecommunications Act, and the ADA. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or 2703 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2501 Web Special Topics 1-3 Credits
A directed study and utilization of specific applications and software products within business and industry relevant to Web design. May be repeated, maximum 3 credits. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2603 Server-side Web Development (PHP/ASP) 3 Credits
This course covers the server-side scripting languages of PHP and ASP and how the languages interact with a database. PHP and ASP objects will be covered. Prerequisite(s): CSIT 1810 or WEB 2010

WEB 2703 Adobe Acrobat 1 Credit
This course focuses on the Web authoring tool Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn to create and publish documents for electronic distribution that can be viewed by anyone on any computer. Features such as document security, the ability to create a searchable index of multiple PDF documents, the ability to capture scanned documents and make them editable, and searchable and forms creation will be covered. Prerequisite(s): CSIT 2230 or WEB 1600

WEB 2710 Web Design for Mobile Devices 3 Credits
This hands-on course provides students with the skills to develop content for mobile devices (cell phones, PDAs, etc.) using wireless markup language (WML), XHTML and CSS. Particular emphasis is given to designing for small screens, including interface design, usability and aesthetic style. Students also are provided an overview of the wireless industry, including infrastructure, device platforms and operating systems, and emerging trends in mobile technologies. Prerequisite(s): WEB 2010

WEB 2811 Advanced Computer Graphics 3 Credits
This course is designed to enhance the computer skills of those using graphics programs to prepare images for the Web or for print. Students will learn to enhance and create digital images using Photoshop; optimize images for speed of download; place and manipulate type in an image; work with layers and masks; use filters for special effects; work with background images and transparent gifs; create image maps; use ImageReady to create animations, slices, Web photo gallery, and rollovers. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 and MDT 2100, or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2812 Web Design III: Advanced Site Design 3 Credits
This problems-oriented course teaches the use of dynamic graphics elements to enhance Web pages and sites. Advanced concepts in page layout and site optimization are studied, with emphasis on principles used to craft dynamic Web pages that get noticed. Exercises and projects allow students to apply the principles of Web design to their own sites, which are created in the course. Prerequisite(s): WEB 1600 and MDT 2100, or CSIT 2230 or consent of program coordinator

WEB 2902 Web Team Practicum 1 Credit
A directed study and utilization of specific applications and software products within business and industry relevant to Web design. May be repeated for a total 3 credits. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 and WEB 2010

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