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Web Technologies Degree - Bachelor of Science

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Degree Information

The Bachelor of Science in Web Technology (BSWT) program is designed for students seeking to develop their skills in the area of web administration and development. The program emphasizes the design and development of web applications, but it relates those development skills to business applications, to the network environment, and to information-security concerns. Students will emerge from the program with a broad understanding of the environment in which web applications reside, as well as specific skills which will allow the development of those web applications.


Major Requirements (36 hours)

  • CIS 240 Introduction to UNIX

    This course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts required for effective use of a UNIX operating system. During this course students learn to log in and out, navigate the file system, manipulate files, redirect and pipe the input and output of commands, hand file permissions, work with external devices, backup and restore of information, script in Bourne-again and C shells, and the configuring of network services. Hands-on demonstration and practical application play a prominent role in the course.
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  • CIS 305 Management and Design of Database Systems

    The major focus of the course will be the relational model with a brief discussion of the hierarchical and network models. Database design using E-R Diagrams will be presented. Relational terminology and the theoretical concepts of the model, such as normalization, will be discussed. The Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to manipulate the model. Students will prepare a small application using a Commercial Relational Database Management Systems.
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  • CIS 340A Business Telecommunications

    This course will explore the fundamental technical principles of telecommunications and computer networks and then examine the business challenges of managing communications resources.
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  • CIS 405 E-Commerce

    This course is designed for both technical and business students. Students will explore the core technologies and business practices that support commerce using the Internet. The course equips the students with the knowledge necessary to understand and evaluate electronic commerce business models and projects.
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  • CIS 406 Information Security

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to information security. Current trends in information security will be explored. Students will be introduced to sources of threats and vulnerabilities as well as methods for optimizing system security. Legal and ethical issues associated with information security will be examined, as well as how those issues are addressed within the context of an organization.
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  • CIS 434 ASP.NET

    This course focuses on developing, debugging, and deploying data-driven server-side Web applications using the Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET environment and the Microsoft .NET platform to create an ASP.NET Web application that delivers dynamic content to a Web site. Prerequisite: CIS 355. Recommend familiarity with HTML.
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  • WEB 221 Coding Web Pages in HTML and CSS

    This course presents the coding languages which serve as the basis for web development: HTML and CSS. Students work with these languages at a basic level, learning the essential structures, coding conventions, and best practices associated with the effective use of HTML and CSS in modern web-development environments. In addition to those skills, students explore the relationship between HTML and other tagged-text languages used in web-development environments, such as the XML coding language.
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  • WEB 222 Client -Side Scripting with Javascript

    This course instructs students in the process of writing scripts, using the JavaScript language, which will be run by web browsers. The programming language used within this course is Javascript, the most popular client-side scripting language. Students use scripts to create web pages which respond to user activity, both by changing appearance and performing calculations which involve information that is available at the client side. Prerequisite: WEB 221
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  • WEB 301 Principles of Web Interface Design

    This course presents students with the issues associated with designing user-interfaces which work well within a web environment. The characteristics which help determine the quality of a web interface include navigability, bandwidth requirements, aesthetics, consideration for visitors with special needs, and compliance with industry standards. Prerequisite: WEB 222
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  • WEB 311 Server-Side Scripting with PHP

    This course instructs students in the process of writing web-based scripts in the PHP programming language. Students learn to create web forms, to collect and process information obtained from them, and to retrieve and update information contained in databases. Prerequisite: WEB 221
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  • WEB 312 Server-Side Scripting with Ruby on Rails

    This course instructs students in the process of writing web-based scripts using the Ruby programming language within the Rails framework. Students learn to create web forms, to collect and process information obtained from them, and to retrieve and update information contained in databases. Prerequisite: WEB 221
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  • WEB 401 Content Management Systems

    This course instructs students in the use of content management systems, which are the technologies currently used to create the majority of new web sites. These technologies are known as "content management systems", because they provide an automated interface, a web interface, which allows developers to manage content in a standardized way.
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