The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Computer Studies: Web Project Management Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. Web Project Managers may be employed as Client Relations Managers, Web Project Specialists or E-Commerce Production Specialists. The skills needed include an understanding of basic management skills, organizing and managing people, and Web technologies. Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential. The training stresses usage of the Web as a platform to deliver solutions to business problems. Students will gain an understanding of the relevant Web technologies, the most common software and hardware products, the resources necessary to support a site, and the requirements of site maintenance. The curriculum includes basic Web site concepts, HTML, and problem solving skills.
This program stresses the practical application of Web development skills on real life projects. Students are expected to work in teams to create Web sites for non-profit organizations in Sonoma County. The ability to work in a group, communicate with a client, resolve problems, meet deadlines, and understand the Web development cycle are just as important as understanding HTML. This hands-on approach ensures that as students complete the program, they will have practical experience, as well as working Web sites to feature in an electronic portfolio.
The Internet has become a powerful force in the Bay Area and national economy. The selection of Web-related jobs has grown with the demand. There are many different Web specialties, and most companies plan to expand their Web operations further.
Web development careers include job titles such as Webmaster, Web Programmer, Web Content Developer, Web Site Artist, Web Engineer, and Web Database Administrator. Whatever titles are applied to the positions, the skills required seem to fall into the categories of design, programming, database integration, and system administration.
More information about Computer Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Successfully supervise a teams which will create a web site for a client;
- create a web proposal that documents the process of creating a websites that contain multiple pages which is complaint to Web 2.0 standards; and
- use Project Management skills to create a plan for developing a Web site, and then carry out the plan so that the project is brought in on time and all issues that arise are resolved to the satisfaction of the client and the instructor.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.