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Web Site Development: JavaScript Programmer Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 30
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Term Effective: Fall 2010


This version of the certificate is no longer active. A newer version of this certificate is found listed as Computer Studies: JavaScript

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 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 JavaScript;
  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: JavaScript Programmer Certificate program are:

  • Complete 30 units from
    • Web Site Development Core Requirements
    • JavaScript Programmer Emphasis Requirements

Web Site Development Core Requirements - complete 11.50 units
CS 50.11ACreating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 11.50
CS 50.11BCreating Webpages Using HTML & CSS 21.50
CS 50.11CIntroduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)3.00
CS 82.41ATelecommunications 11.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
CS 50.31Web Content Development4.00
CS 99IComputer Studies Occupational Work Experience Intern0.50-8.00
JavaScript Programmer Emphasis Requirements - complete 18.50 units
CS 10Introduction to Computer Programming4.00
CS 55.11Using JavaScript to Design Dynamic Web Pages3.00
CS 50.32The Business of Website Production4.00
CS 55.12Introduction to Active Server Pages - ASP.NET3.00
CS 63.11Microsoft Access3.00
CS 82.41BTelecommunications - 21.50

Term Effective: Fall 2010

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 2012

Previous Versions:

Web Site Development: JavaScript Programmer - effective Fall 2008
Web Site Development: JavaScript 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.

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