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Computer Studies: HTML Web Content Developer Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 13
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Term Effective: Spring 2012


The Computer Studies: HTML Web Content Developer Skills Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. Web content developers may be employed as Graphic Art Technicians, Prepress Technicians and Workers, Website Designers/ Developers, Desktop Publishing Specialists, Desktop Publishers, or Graphic Designers. 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 covers HTML, cascading style sheets, site maintenance, and problem solving skills.

HTML certification is based on a thorough knowledge of HTML and practical experience working on a client Web site. HTML Content developers are responsible for creating the majority of Web pages that make up a Web site. The HTML content developer is responsible for assembling and organizing site content, making the pages, loading them onto the Web, and testing them on various browsers and hardware configurations. Depending on the project, an HTML developer may also be asked to edit the written content and make minor modifications to images.

The training provides a thorough understanding of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, FTP and the Web development cycle. The 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 are just as important as understanding HTML or creating Web pages. 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 HTML content developer exhibits a strong work ethic, perfectionists standard, patience, strong people skills and shows an attention to detail.

Job titles include: Web Production Specialist, Web Developer, Internet Developer, HTML Coder, HTML Developer.

More information about Computer Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Web site.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a competency in specific web development skills in the area of coding, validation and user interface;
  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 tools for the specific situation.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: HTML Web Content Developer Certificate program are:

  • Complete 13 units from
    • HTML Web Content Developer Core Requirements

HTML Web Content Developer Core Requirements - complete 13.00 units
CS 50.11ACreating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 11.50
CS 50.11BCreating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 21.50
CS 50.11CCascading Style Sheets (CSS)3.00
CS 50.12HTML5: Interactive Websites3.00
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

Term Effective: Spring 2012

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 2014

Previous Versions:

HTML Web Content Developer - effective Fall 2008
HTML Web Content Developer - 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 50.11B must be taken before CS 50.31.

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