Cerro Coso Community College

Web Fundamentals Certificate

Web Fundamentals Certificate

What can I do with this?

The Web Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement

  • Prepares students for career entry in the web industry
  • Develops technical and design skills, a combination of competencies that employers and clients value
  • Develops realistic expectations about work conditions through individual and collaborative work-based projects and by learning in the same technological environment in which they will eventually work

You can use this:

  • To enhance career opportunities in website design or development
  • As preparation for the Web Professional program

More information at academy-webdesign.com.

What will I learn?

  • To identify concepts of Internet technology, networking, databases, and electronic communications.
  • To demonstrate technical and creative mastery of the creation of web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive media.
  • To use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of web content.
  • To apply design principles to solve visual communication problems.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Complete all of the following courses:

Advisory: BSOT C075, ENGL C101

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course covers beginning through intermediate concepts in digital image capture and creation. Topics covered include photograph retouching and enhancing, original creation of composite images from photographs and artwork, drawing and painting original digital artwork, and the creation of web graphics. Students learn techniques for high quality image acquisition and how to evaluate the application of copyright law in specific scenarios.

Advisory: BSOT C075, ENGL C101

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This entry-level course provides students with the skills to create web pages in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) using a text editor. This course emphasizes current web standards which include code validation, semantics, and separating content from style. Students also learn how to select a web hosting provider, purchase a domain name, and construct a web site with WordPress.

Advisory: DMA C111

54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course introduces students to user-centered design. Topics include web content accessibility, usability, and interaction design. Analysis of intended audience is carefully considered. Students also use several software tools from the Adobe Creative Cloud for rapid prototyping. Students should be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) upon enrolling in this course. Approved for Local GE Area 6.

Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C111

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. In this course, students develop an understanding of graphic design periods and styles, and they apply principles of design, color theory, and typography to web page designs. Students develop intermediate proficiency in Adobe Dreamweaver. Students also acquire skills in customizing WordPress themes. Students should be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and digital imaging in order to be successful in this class.

Advisory: DMA C111, MATH C050

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course provides students with the skills to create interactive web pages with JavaScript. Students learn principles of the JavaScript language. Practical application of JavaScript includes navigation rollover effects, manipulating windows, manipulating form data, validating forms, and creating drop down menus. Students must be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to be successful in this class.

Advisory: ENGL C070

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course is an examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus is on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Students develop computer-based solutions to business problems.

Program Pathways

Official Catalog Copy

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This certificate requires 18.0 units and will likely take 2 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

18.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $828 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $720* for books and supplies

Total cost $1,548 for 2 semesters

Non-residents

18.0 units

at $329 per unit

Equals $5,922 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $720* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,642 for 2 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

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