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Web Design and Development Certificate Curriculum

JMA Certificate 2 (four courses - 12 credits): Web Design and Development

226 Intro Web Design & Development (Fall 8-week session 1)

464 Interaction Design (Spring 8-week session 1)
472 Client Side Scripting I (Spring 8-week session 2)
475 Database for Web Development (Fall 8-week session 2)

Course Titles and Descriptions
JMA226 Introduction to Web Design and Development

This course will introduce students to the technical and creative aspects of web page design. Students will study the best ways to add multimedia content including graphics, text, animation, audio, video, and interactive content to web sites. Emphasis is on HTML and a life-cycle model for web development.

JMA464 Interaction Design

The course examines the interconnection of human thinking and behavior and the design of interactive products and user experiences. From this perspective, students engage in user research and iterative product design and development methodologies. They write project specifications, develop wireframes and storyboards, prototype interactive designs, and perform user testing. They evaluate designs through empirical measurement using a variety of innovative tools. The course emphasizes digital interactions for screen-based interfaces (e.g., mobile and web).

JMA472 Client Size Scripting I

Students use the JavaScript language to develop interactive pages. The course introduces fundamental programming concepts: variables, calculations, functions, looping, decisions, validation, and array and class structures. Students then use event driven programming to manipulate elements of web pages.

JMA475Database for Web Development

Students study database theory, with application to web sites, exploring how a web page can rely upon a database to store and retrieve data, which in turn produces dynamic content. Students will build a website which uses embedded SQL to add, edit, and delete content from a site. This course covers database design theory, queries, and N-Tier Architecture.