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Undergraduate Certificate in Website Development - Coursework
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 Media Arts & Technology

College of
Media Arts & Technology

Web Development Courses

Through our targeted 10-course curriculum, you can learn how to develop user experiences (UX) for responsive, interactive, and data-driven websites, as well as how to build web graphics, web animations, web videos, and infographics.

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Database with Lab

Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab

Dynamic Website Development & Database Integration-Lab

Web Accessibility with Lab

Digital Imaging Fundamentals

Information Design

Web Design

Advanced Web Design

Responsive Web Design

Introduction to Database with Lab

CIS336 Introduction to Database with Lab
This course introduces concepts and methods fundamental to database development and use including data analysis and modeling, as well as structured query language (SQL). Students also explore basic functions and features of a database management system (DBMS), with emphasis on the relational model. Prerequisite: CIS321, GSP215 or WBG310 / 5-4
 

Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab
Students in this course learn to program dynamic, interactive web pages and web-based games. Topics include basic programming fundamentals and object handling techniques. Fundamentals of game design are also introduced. Students use a scripting language to build basic interactive web page components and examples of web-based games. Prerequisite: MDD310, or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 5-4  

Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab

WBG340 Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab
Students in this course use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create web-based games and dynamic web pages. Integrating and controlling multimedia assets such as movie clips, sound effects, images and animations are addressed. Prerequisite: CIS363A, CIS363B or MDD310; or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 5-4
 

Dynamic Website Development & Database Integration-Lab

WBG410 Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab
This course introduces advanced techniques to design and develop dynamic websites through use of cascading style sheets (CSS), integration of databases, server-side scripting and large site management. Prerequisite: WBG340 / 5-4
 

Web Accessibility with Lab

WDD420 Web Accessibility with Lab
Building on web design and development skills, students learn to implement accessible websites that meet industry standards and legal requirements for accessibility. Topics include assistive technologies, creating accessible content, and industry standards and regulatory acts. Prerequisite: WBG410 / 5-4
 

Digital Imaging Fundamentals

WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Students in this course learn concepts of digital imaging, including editing, optimizing and preparing images for web-based delivery. Topics such as color, special effects and compression formats are examined. Prerequisite: WGD201, or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4
 

Information Design

WGD229 Information Design
This course addresses principles of analyzing, explaining and communicating instructions, as well as ideas and information used in integrated text and graphics. Using a collaborative approach, students use real-world examples to explore user-centered design. Prerequisite: WGD205, or admission to the website development undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4

Web Design

WGD232 Web Design
This course introduces fundamentals of web design principles and web content management. Topics include the user interface, web page conceptualization, page structure, extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), WYSIWYG editors, scripting and web accessibility standards. Prerequisite: WGD229, or admission to the website design undergraduate certificate program and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4

Advanced Web Design

WGD242 Advanced Web Design
In this course, students work in teams to develop a web design for a fictitious company. Students research the company’s industry, evaluate competitors’ web designs and explore emerging web development tools that enhance production capabilities. Prerequisites: WGD232 and WGD235, or admission to the website design or website development undergraduate certificate programs and permission from the appropriate academic administrator / 4-4
 

Responsive Web Design

WGD251 Responsive Web Design
This course focuses on advanced web design techniques using hypertext markup language (HTML), cascading style sheets (CSS) and other scripting methods. Topics include current trends in web design and development, and planning and producing digital projects for various types of devices. Prerequisite: WGD242 / 3-3