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The XML Web Developer Skills Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. XML Web developers are responsible for producing Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Websites. 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 provides a strong emphasis in HTML, XML, CSS, and Web site production techniques.
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 XML code. 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.
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The requirements for the XML Web Developer Certificate program are:
Complete 13 units from
- XML Web Developer Core Requirements
|XML Web Developer Core Requirements - complete 13.00 units|
|CIS 58.51A||Creating Web Pages 1 - HTML||1.50|
|CIS 58.51B||Creating Web Pages 2 - HTML||1.50|
|CIS 58.52||XML - An Introduction for Web Developers||3.00|
|CIS 58.54||Web Content Development||4.00|
|CIS 58.57||Creating an Electronic Portfolio for the World Wide Web||1.50|
|CIS 78.11A||Telecommunications 1||1.50|
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.