Computer Science - Web Design (Certificate)
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Computer Science - Web Design (Certificate)

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 24 credit hours
Creating and maintaining websites has become big business – which means big opportunity for you in this growing career field. A web presence is used by businesses to get their message across to prospective clients and customers, to reach the largest audience, to advertise products and services, to provide support and to network socially. Most companies and organizations now have a presence on the World Wide Web and are in need of highly skilled, trained web designers and developers who can continually keep the content and design of those sites fresh, interesting and accessible. OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and web-related topics that are essential to those pursuing a career in this area. The Certificate of Mastery in Web Design is a course of study designed to teach you the artistic elements of web site creation. The program focuses on topics such as multimedia, digital imaging, animation, formatting, and user interfaces. It can be a stepping stone if you're interested in later pursuing a Web Development Certificate or an associate in applied science degree in Web Design and Development.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3 Major C
    CS 2413 Web Site Development 3 Major C
    CS 2723 Secure Electronic Commerce 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CS 1143 Beginning Programming 3 Major C
    CS 1363 Digital Media Development 3 Major C
    CAT 1513 Digital Imaging 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    CS 2433 Digital Media Scripting 3 Major C
    CS 2513 Client-Side Programming 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (24 credit hours) Computer Science: CS 1103, CS 1143, CS 1363, CS 2413, CS 2433, CS 2513, CS 2723; Computer-Aided Technology: CAT 1513

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

    Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all Computer Science courses.

  • Course Descriptions

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - Introduction to Computers and Applications
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1143 - Beginning Programming
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0303 or adequate math placement test score or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Designed for Computer Science majors, this course affords students a basic understanding of computer programming. Students will utilize accepted programming concepts and perform number system conversions and arithmetic. in addition, they will design and code structured modular programs using design tools such as hierarchy charts, flowcharts, and pseudocode. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1363 - Digital Media Development
    Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, Prerequisite or Corequisite: CS 1103 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of industry standard design applications. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to create computer illustrations, graphics, page layouts, animations, video and audio, at an introductory level. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2413 - Web Site Development
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 College Prep Math II or adequate Math Placement test score. ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Students will develop the skills needed to create a web site for personal or professional use. Design considerations will include accessibility standards, navigation techniques, audience needs, browser/platform concerns, and connection speeds. HTML, CSS along with a combination of other current technologies will be utilized for topics such as: building, formatting, enhancing, and publishing pages; maintaining a web site; manipulating graphics; creating printer and mobile versions; and incorporating JavaScript at an introductory level. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2433 - Digital Media Scripting
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Students will develop both technical skills and creative techniques in a project-based learning environment. The student will learn to script in icon-based and command-based authoring languages to create interactive digital media and online applications. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2513 - Client-Side Programming
    Prerequisites: Math 0303 or adequate math placement test score, CS 2413 and CS 1143 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Students will create dynamic web applications using client-side programming. A combination of current scripting/programming languages and web page authoring software will be utilized for topics such as: using the Document Object Model, coding event handlers, validating user input, manipulating graphics, and creating interactive web pages. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 2723 - Secure Electronic Commerce
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn the fundamentals of secure electronic commerce technology, models and issues. This course includes principles and case studies of secure electronic commerce as well as an introduction to security architectures for secure electronic commerce. These include digital signatures, certificates, and public key infrastructure (PKI). Legal and national policy secure electronic commerce issues are included. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Computer-Aided Technology

    CAT 1513 - Digital Imaging
    Prerequisites: CS 1103 or CAT 1413 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Students will develop both technical skills and creative techniques in a project-based learning environment. Many aspects of digital imaging will be applied including digital cameras and scanners, image retouching and manipulation, selection, layering, color correction, channels, paths, and filters. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

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