Graphic Design: Web Developer - Certificate

Graphic Design: Web Developer - Certificate

Businesses, schools, community groups and other organizations all need a presence on the web, and the need for skilled web developers continues with the increasing volume of online content. Web developers are critical to creating and maintaining this online content. This certificate focuses on the scripting and programming used on the web. A web developer may focus on the back end or server-side of web delivery to ensure that a website functions correctly and efficiently, or on the front end helping to create interactions for users. Possible careers include Front-end Web Developer or Back-end Web Developer. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to develop front end code for interactive websites using technologies and languages including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and apply current technologies in back end web development such as MySQL, PHP and CMS Systems. The classes in the core requirements should be taken in the general order that they are listed.

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Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop front end code for interactive websites using technologies and languages including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Students will be able to identify, explain, and apply current technologies in back end web development such as MySQL, PHP and CMS Systems as applied to the creation of websites.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Core Curriculumn Courses (Required):
Code Class Units
GDS 045 Web Design with HTML and CSS (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 046 Web Design and Development 2 (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 089 Javascript 1 (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
CIS 086 Web Development with PHP and MySQL (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0

Select one (1) course from the following. 

Code Class Units
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 088 Advanced Javascript for Web Developers (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
GDS 047 Web Animation (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 049 Wordpress and Content Management Systems (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 051 Mobile Application and Web Development With Web Standards (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0

Plus select additional courses (6-7 units) to complete the required minimum total of 22.0 semester units. Courses can not be repeated from the above list. 

Code Class Units
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 088 Advanced Javascript for Web Developers (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 082 Ruby and Ruby on Rails (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 043 Software Development With Java Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 055 Introduction to Database and SQL (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 044 Intro to Data Structures Using Java (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 045 Linux Essentials I (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIS 047 Linux System Administration I (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
GDS 047 Web Animation (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 049 Wordpress and Content Management Systems (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
GDS 051 Mobile Application and Web Development With Web Standards (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
CIS 056 Database Essentials - PL/SQL (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0

Units Required

  Units
Total Required Units 22.0 - 23.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities include the following: front-end web development, back-end web development, content management, web production, information architecture, application development, and mobile development.

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