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Web Site Development: Perl Programmer Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 33
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2008


The Web Site Development: Perl Programmer Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. Perl programmers develop applications for Web sites. These applications range from simple server-side scripts to extremely complex database applications. Perl programmers may be employed as Web Programmers, Perl Programmer, CGI Developers, Perl Programmers/Analysts or Web Technical Developers. 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 programming concepts, organizing and managing data structures, HTML, CGI and UNIX.

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 is just as important as understanding HTML or creating CGI scripts written in Perl. 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.

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 and Information Sciences programs can be found at the Computer and Information Sciences Department Web site.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a competency in web development in the areas of coding, validation, user interface, and programming using Perl;
2. apply the skills of effective communication, time management, problem solving, and client management, as they plan and produce a Web site; and
3. evaluate the numerous tools available to create a web site and select the appropriate tool for the specific situation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Web Site Development: Perl Programmer Certificate program are:

  • Complete 33 units from
    • Web Site Development Core Requirements
    • Perl Programmer Emphasis Requirements

Web Site Development Core Requirements - complete 11.50 units
CS 50.11A Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 11.50
CS 50.11B Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 21.50
CS 50.11C Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)3.00
CS 82.41A Telecommunications 11.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
CS 50.31 Web Content Development4.00
CIS 99I Computer Info Science Occupational Work Experience Intern0.50-8.00
Perl Programmer Emphasis Requirements - complete 21.50 units
CS 10 Introduction to Computer Programming4.00
CIS 54.31 Perl & CGI3.00
CS 82.41B Telecommunications - 21.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
CIS 58.55 The Business of Website Production4.00
CIS 99I Computer Info Science Occupational Work Experience Intern0.50-8.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CIS 69.51 Database Management with FileMaker Pro3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2008

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2010

Previous Versions:

Web Site Development: Perl Programmer - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


CS 50.32 or CIS 69.51 must be taken before CS 81.61.

CS 50.11A was CIS 58.51A
CS 50.11B was CIS 58.51B
CS 50.11C was CIS 58.51C
CS 82.41A was CIS 78.11A
CS 50.31 was CIS 58.54
CS 10 was CIS 10
CS 81.21 was CIS 50.71
CS 50.25 was CIS 58.57
CS 81.61 was CIS 69.53
CS 82.41B was CIS 78.11B
CS 50.32 was CIS 58.55
CS 63.11 was CIS 69.31
(Part of BOT/CIS to CS conversion. Curriculum Office 5/28/09)

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