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Web Site Development: JavaScript Programmer Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 28.5
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Web Site Development: JavaScript Programmer Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. JavaScript programmers develop scripts for Web sites. These scripts range from simple rollover code to complex JavaScript applications. JavaScript Programmers may be employed as Web Programmers, JavaScript Programmers, JavaScript Developers, Web Developers, Web 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, HTML, JavaScript structure and syntax, interacting with environmental variables, using event handlers, performing form validation, creating rollover effects, working with cookies and manipulating layers.

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 JavaScript. 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 Requirements:

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

  • Complete 28.5 units from
    • Web Site Development Core Requirements
    • JavaScript Programmer Emphasis Requirements

Web Site Development Core Requirements - complete 8.50 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
JavaScript Programmer Emphasis Requirements - complete 20.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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: Fall 2008

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.

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