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Web Site Development: PHP Programming Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 33
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Web Site Development: PHP (Personal Home Page) Programmer Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development as a PHP Programmer.

PHP Programmers are responsible for making "interactive" portions of a Web site. This may include creating a shopping cart application, building pages from a database, or creating and processing feedback forms. Depending on the size of the project, the PHP programmer may also be responsible for the administration of the UNIX Web server and the creation or revision of a Web database.

Understanding how PHP can be used to enhance a Web site is a key element of the program. The program stresses a thorough understanding of HTML, C++, UNIX, SQL, PHP, and Web database. Students will be expected to deliver Web based solutions to business requirements.

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 PHP student will create a PHP script to be incorporated into the client Web site. 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 PHP 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.

A successful PHP Programmer exhibits a strong work ethic, perfectionist standards, patience, strong people skills and shows an attention to detail.

Job titles include PHP Software Developer, PHP Programmer, PHP Guru, Web Programmer, Web Developer.

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: PHP Programming Certificate program are:

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

Web Site Development Core Requirements - complete 8.50 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
PHP Programmer Emphasis Requirements - complete 24.50 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 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.

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.


CIS 69.31 or CIS 69.51 must be taken before CIS 69.53.

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