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CISW Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions CISW

CISW 300 Web Publishing

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 305

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to publishing on the Internet's World Wide Web (www). Topics include creating www pages with the HyperText Markup Language (html), organizing a series of pages into a website, and uploading web pages to a server. The course makes extensive use of the computer tools necessary to insert html tags, create images, and view web documents. This course prepares apprentice web designers and publishers to identify the information dissemination needs of a client, design appropriate World Wide Web solutions, and implement it.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE WEB PUBLISHING

CISW 304 Cascading Style Sheets

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course continues the study of technical aspects of standards-based Web design for experienced students and Web professionals. Topics include the separation of content from presentation, dynamic user interaction and designing for alternative devices, using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in combination with Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML).

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE USING CSS

CISW 308 Mobile Web Development

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISW 304

Transferable: CSU

In this course, students will learn to create websites that are responsive: sites that adapt their layout to the client device being used, whether it be a smartphone, tablet computer, or desktop computer/laptop.
Students will learn to use CSS media queries, mobile-friendly HTML5 features, JavaScript enhancements, and various frameworks to build websites that are fluid and flexible.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: ANALYZE WAYS A WEBSITE CAN RESPOND TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT ON WHICH IT IS BEING VIEWED.

CISW 310 Advanced Web Publishing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course builds upon previous web publishing concepts and study. The primary focus of this course is the systematic development of interactive web sites. Topics include cascading style sheets, dynamic HTML, forms, client-side programming with JavaScript, CGI scripting with Perl, and web-database interactivity.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE WEB PUBLISHING.

CISW 321 Web Site Development using Dreamweaver

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 305

Transferable: CSU

This course covers the use of Dreamweaver, a visual Web-authoring tool, to develop and implement Web sites. The topics covered include creating Web pages that contain text, images, links, tables, frames, forms, Cascading Style Sheets and image maps, as well as enhancing Web pages Flash elements and built-in scripting. Additional topics include developing effective Web site structures, using Web site management tools, Web site documentation, making global updates to a Web site, and extending Dreamweaver. Students will work individually and as a member of a team to plan, implement, test, and evaluate Web sites.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: UTILIZE WEB AUTHORING SOFTWARE TO CREATE, MANAGE AND MAINTAIN WEB SITES.

CISW 326 Intermediate Web Site Development using Dreamweaver

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISW 321 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course will reinforce and deepen many Dreamweaver topics covered in the beginning course CISW 321 by providing a more in-depth approach. In addition the course will introduce the other Adobe components such as Flash, Flash Script, and content management using Contribute software. Other topics covered include the following: advanced page formatting using style sheets, web site behaviors, work flow enhancement, templates, libraries, dynamic data, search functions, shopping cart functions, site security, user authentication, and other web services.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: CREATE AND MAINTAIN WEBSITES UTILIZING ADVANCED FEATURES OF A WEB AUTHORING TOOL

CISW 350 Imaging for the Web

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 306 and CISW 300

Transferable: CSU

This course takes a look at designing graphics for the web. Using industry standard graphic software, students will manipulate images and create original graphics. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on methods as well as class/instructor critiques, students will learn and practice designing graphics for use on the World Wide Web. Topics include developing graphic elements for a web site using a visual theme, creating buttons and intuitive navigational elements, making background textures and images, understanding web file formats, scanning, and creating animation.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: CREATE IMAGES FOR WEB PAGES.

CISW 355 Web Imaging Projects

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISW 350 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is a continuation of CISW 350. Projects and simulations developing graphics for the web are created for the purpose of marketing and advertising on the Web. The steps, procedures, and common problems encountered when producing quality graphics for professional Web sites are discussed and practiced. Real and simulated projects will include the following: compressing and uploading times, cropping and resizing, digital camera imaging, retouching and fixing photographs, photographic special effects and filters, rasterizing text, implementing backgrounds, buttons, themes, image maps, slicing, and simple animations.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: CREATE IMAGES FOR WEB PAGES

CISW 400 Client-side Web Scripting

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISP 300

Transferable: CSU

This course emphasizes the creation of dynamic and interactive web sites using a client-side scripting language such as JavaScript. Topics include the Document Object Model of web pages, core features of the client-side scripting language, event handling, control of windows and frames, functions, and form validation.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE CLIENT-SIDE SCRIPTING.

CISW 402 Intermediate JavaScript

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISW 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISW 410

Transferable: CSU

In this course, students will learn advanced JavaScript techniques and good standard coding conventions. Topics include advanced form validation, creating jump menus and cascading select menus, and learning to control CSS with JavaScript to manipulating the HTML DOM. Students will also learn about AJAX and practice using it to create interactive, asynchronous web pages. Finally, students will learn to use jQuery and other similar JavaScript frameworks.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO#1: EXAMINE JAVASCRIPT CODING CONVENTIONS AND THE DOM.

CISW 410 Middleware Web Scripting

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISP 300 or CISW 310

Transferable: CSU

This course emphasizes the creation of dynamic and interactive web sites using a middleware scripting language such as PHP or ASP. Topics include core features of the middleware scripting language, embedding server commands in HTML pages, control structures, functions, arrays, form validations, cookies, environmental variables, email applications, and database-driven web applications.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE MIDDLEWARE SCRIPTING.

CISW 440 XML: Introduction to Extensible Markup Language

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISW 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISA 320 or CISP 350

Transferable: CSU

XML is a universal method for representing information that is especially well suited for distribution over the Internet. This course will address the most fundamental XML questions - what XML is, why it is needed, and how it can be used. Students will learn the most current, practical XML technologies available at the present time.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE USING EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML).