The Web Professional Certificate
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The demand for web professionals continues to exceed the number of qualified workers. Many web professionals work from home and work with clients all over the world.
EMSI predicts 27% job growth in California and median earnings for $33.28/hour for web professionals.
eCommerce Development offers growing job opportunities, high wages, and high job satisfaction.
I have found that the Cerro Coso Web Design program has been just what I needed. They have some of the best instructors I have worked with who make themselves easily available to assist and are caring, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals. I am very happy with the program and highly recommend it!
—Anne Aylor, Student
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: ENGL C070
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. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Advisory: CSCI C142 or 1 year equivalent building and/or maintaining computer systems which includes setting up equipment, installing software and repairing. Additional experience in setting up computers on a network is needed.
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It uses the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. This course prepares students for the current version of CompTIA's Network+ certification exam. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Advisory: CSCI C101, ENGL C070
In this course, students apply design principles and color theory in the design and enhancement of digital images, including rich web interface images, digital compositions, and digital photographs. Students become proficient in several imaging software applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, and open source digital imaging applications. Digital input and output devices are also discussed. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Advisory: CSCI C101, ENGL C040
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. Micro formats and modern web trends are also discussed. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Advisory: ENGL C070
This course examines Web usability and accessibility and provides students with the skills to analyze and critique Web content on those issues. Students learn the critical service that the internet provides in the lives of disabled individuals, they learn how these individuals access and navigate Web content, and they learn how to design Web sites that accommodate them. 54 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: DMA C111. Advisory: DMA C102
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine visual design skills, building upon students' previous foundation of digital imaging, XHTML and CSS markup. Students develop an awareness of various web design styles and genre. They also develop proficiency through the intermediate level in the use of web development software, Adobe Dreamweaver. It is essential that students have previous working knowledge of Photoshop or another digital imaging application. DMA C102 is merely an advisory requisite to accommodate students who have acquired such skills through self-study or a course from another college. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite: DMA C111. Advisory: DMA C211
This course provides students with the skills to develop content for mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, etc.) using HTML5. Particular emphasis is given to designing for small screens, including interface design, usability, and aesthetic style. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite: DMA C211
This course provides students with a foundation in market analysis, business administration, sales and marketing, management, customer service, product or service development, and financial planning. The course also provides students with an understanding of legal, tax, regulatory, and security issues that apply to e-commerce. Students develop a business concept and create a functioning e-commerce website. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Advisory: DMA C111, ENGL C070
Advisory: DMA C211, MATH C040
This course provides students with the skills to create dynamic webpages with PHP and MySQL. Practical applications of PHP include web form data processing, work with MySQL databases, and read and write text files. This course is cross listed with CSCI C280. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite: DMA C111. Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C113, DMA C117
This is a course in web design project planning and production. Students work in teams to design and complete a commercial website. Students develop an understanding of team roles, workflow, budgeting, and legal and technical considerations for completing a project. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.
All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online
Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.
See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.
This certificate requires 33.0 units and will likely take 3 semesters.
|33.0 units||33.0 units|
|x $46 per unit||x ($211 + $21) per unit|
|= $1,518 in tuition and fees||= $7,656 in tuition and fees|
|+ ~$1,980* for books and supplies||+ ~$1,980* for books and supplies|
|= $3,498 for 3 semesters||= $9,636 for 3 semesters|
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
For general questions, contact:Suzanne Ama
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this major.