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CAS 101   Introduction to Website Development & Design
Credits: 1.00
Description: Explores the different roles, skill sets, jobs, and tools associated with the website development and design industry. Introduces the Website Development & Design program, including course options, software, and equipment requirements. Introduces online portfolio requirements for Website Development & Design program. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience, placement into RD 115 or WR 115.
CAS 103   Introduction to Windows
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the Microsoft Windows operating system on personal computers. Includes file management, basic word processing, accessories, and introduction to the PCC portal. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 104   Basic Internet Skills
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces web terminology, web browsers, search techniques, and communication tools. Audit available.
CAS 106   Introduction to HTML
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces basic concepts of creating simple web pages with HTML. Develops knowledge of working with HTML tags using a text editor, and file transfer Protocol (FTP) using an FTP application. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; CAS 103 or CAS 133 or equivalent file management experience. Note: Students pursuing a web certificate or degree should take CAS 206 or CAS 111D instead. Audit available.
CAS 109   Beginning PowerPoint
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint, producing multimedia slideshows for presentations to be delivered on a projection system, personal computer, or automated to run independently on a kiosk. Explores informational, educational, business, and personal presentations. Includes animations, transitions, and designs. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 110   Introduction to Web Graphics
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the creation of graphics for use on websites using industry-standard graphics editing software. Includes creating vector-based and pixel-based graphics, optimizing images for websites, selecting appropriate image file formats, and performing basic photo editing skills. Recommended: placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 111D   Beginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic elements of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes web terminology, basic HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 110 and CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 111E   Beginning Website Creation: Expression Web
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic elements of website creation using Microsoft Expression Web. Includes web terminology, basic X/HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 118   Beginning Photoshop
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of professional graphic images using Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw and Bridge. Includes image resolution, file formats, copyright issues, and using various tools and features. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management skills. Audit available.
CAS 121   Beginning Keyboarding
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Uses the numeric portion of the keyboard. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques to increase speed and accuracy. Involves production of basic business and academic documents using a word processor. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.
CAS 121A   Beginning Keyboarding
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.
CAS 122   Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy
Credits: 3.00
Description: Develops confidence, endurance, and control for accurate keyboarding while increasing keyboarding speed. Develops ability to proofread documents accurately and efficiently. Keying by touch is essential. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.
CAS 123   Production Keyboarding
Credits: 3.00
Description: Develops rapid keyboarding and accurate proofreading of business letters, memos, reports, and tables. Improves and increases speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying 45 wpm by touch. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 133   Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics, and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, email, and Internet basics. Provides an overview of the MyPCC Portal website. Covers components of the Internet and Computing Core (IC3) program content. Recommended: RD 115 and WR 115. Keyboarding by touch recommended. Audit available.
CAS 135   Keeping Your Computer Healthy
Credits: 3.00
Description: Practical computer course demonstrating ways of using a Windows computer effectively, and maintaining it to operate smoothly, efficiently and securely. Explores issues such as protection from viruses, spyware and adware; data backup and recovery; organizing your files; connecting to the Internet; setting up a home network; customizing your Windows interface; installing/uninstalling software; speeding up Windows; maintaining and optimizing your PC to run at its best. Ideal for personal use or small business owners. Recommended: RD 115 or WR 115 and CAS 133. Audit available.
CAS 137   Basic Web Design Skills/Adobe
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Adobe Creative Cloud software including Bridge, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Acrobat. Includes using the software to edit photos, create basic websites, design web graphics, and organize web projects. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 140   Beginning Access
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Access. Covers beginning database management concepts including tables, forms, reports, queries, and basic macros. Stresses a working knowledge of database management vocabulary. Emphasizes efficient use of Access toolbars and menus. Discusses database design issues. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 150   Introduction to Speech Recognition
Credits: 1.00
Description: Use Speech Recognition software to input information into the computer. Students will train the software to his/her voice and learn voice commands to edit, format, and produce documents. Computer literacy required. Recommended: CAS 133 and placement into RD 80. Audit available.
CAS 151   Microsoft Outlook
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Outlook to send and receive e-mail, organize schedules and events, and maintain Contacts lists, to-do lists, and tasks. Emphasizes the Outlook skills necessary in business environments. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 170   Beginning Excel
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet concepts to design and create accurate professional worksheets for use in business and industry, and academic environments. Includes entering data; creating formulas; professional formatting; creating charts; creating, sorting, and filtering lists; creating and using templates; and working with functions. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115 and MTH 20. Audit available.
CAS 170A   Beginning Excel
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Includes moving around the spreadsheet, entering data, formatting, and printing. Stresses a working knowledge of spreadsheet vocabulary. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 171   Intermediate Excel
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces advanced features of Excel to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business and industry. Includes financial, logical, statistical, lookup, and database functions; pivot tables; "what-if" analysis with data tables; importing data; complex graphs; macros; and solver features. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Prerequisite: CAS 170 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 175E   Intro Web Animation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of animated and interactive web content using industry-standard software that can be viewed on any web supported device. Includes producing animated and interactive web projects using text, shapes, and imagery. Prerequisite: CAS 206. Audit available.
CAS 175F   Introduction to Animation: Flash
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basic features of Adobe Flash to create and edit animated movies and graphics. Covers shape and motion tweening, masks, symbols, and basic ActionScripting. Emphasizes using the Flash interface efficiently. Recommended: CAS 110 and CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 180   Search Engine Optimization-SEO
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces techniques and skills necessary to elevate your website to the number one position in a search through the use of up-to-date concepts for optimizing the searchability of web pages on the Internet. Introduces the creation of a tailored Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy, including on-page and off-page search engine optimization, META data research and analysis, traffic generation, online tools and SEO software. Covers client side SEO. Prerequisite: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 181   Web Site Creation using CMS - Content Management Systems
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using a Content Management System (CMS), such as Joomla or Drupal. Includes installing and modifying templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 181D   CMS Website Creation: Drupal
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using Drupal, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes setting up a Drupal website in a remote server environment, working with modules, creating efficient site navigation using menus, and organizing a site using modules, blocks, nodes, content types and fields. Also includes enhancing a site with additional content types, modules and themes, and creating user functionality with user logins. Prerequisite: CAS 215 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 111D and CAS 206; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 181J   CMS Website Creation: Joomla
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using Joomla, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes setting up a Joomla website in a remote server environment, working with templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 181W   CMS Website Creation: WordPress
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes installing and modifying templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components, enhancing a site with plugins, creating a blog, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 206   Principles of HTML
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces HTML using an HTML editor. Includes web terminology, HTML5, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, links, lists, tables, forms, working with web graphics, accessibility, and introduction to stylesheets (CSS). Includes creating a multipage website using these technologies. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Prerequisite/concurrent: CAS 110. Audit available.
CAS 213   JavaScript and JQuery for Designers
Credits: 4.00
Description: Develops skills to find, utilize and modify JavaScript and JQuery resources on the Internet. Explores ways to make a web site come alive with a variety of interactive effects such as displaying and hiding text or images, filling out form fields automatically, creating interactive maps or calendars, and creating beautiful DHTML windows. Prerequisite: CAS 215 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 214   Beginning ColdFusion/CFML
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces dynamic websites that run on ColdFusion or one of its Open Source competitors. Explores CFML, a simplified tag-based coding language which dramatically reduces development time. Covers server-side techniques such as responding to data submitted from forms, passing information between web pages, retrieving information from a database, managing sessions, and displaying text/images on the screen in response to user requests. Includes creation of dynamic E-Commerce or business websites using CFML. Recommended: CAS 206, CAS 213, CAS 215, and CIS 122 or equivalent; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
CAS 215   Cascading Style Sheets - CSS
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces complex Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that format web pages according to industry and accessibility standards, work in multiple browsers, and separate content from presentation. Includes creating interactive websites using CSS and CSS3. Recommended: CAS 206, CAS 111D or equivalent HTML coding skills; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit Available.
CAS 216   Beginning Word
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print documents such as letters, memos, and manuscripts; produce multi-page documents; use headers and footers; become familiar with the program's writing tools and basics of enhancing documents; and produce merged copy. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding 25 words per minute. Audit available.
CAS 216A   Beginning Word
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print basic documents such as letters and memos and become familiar with the program's writing tools. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding 25 words per minute. Audit available.
CAS 217   Intermediate Word
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word to enhance documents through special formatting features such as graphic lines and images, Word Art, and clipart; work with headers and footers in multi-page documents; create and format tables; use advanced merge; create documents with newspaper columns; and create and use fill-in forms. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 220   Project Management - Beginning MS Project
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces MS Project, including building entry tables, generating reports, resolving resource and time conflicts, importing data, and tracking budgets. Includes the design and creation of accurate Gantt charts for use in project management. Recommend: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; experience with project management or MSD 279; working knowledge of Windows and file management. This course is part of the Project Management series of classes that includes MSD 279, BA 255, and CIS 245. Audit available.
CAS 222   Intermediate Website Creation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate and advanced practices for creating professional, interactive websites. Focuses on website features designed for user interactivity, including functional forms, style sheets for mobile devices, pull-down menus, audio and video elements, e-commerce, and JavaScript functions. Includes the use of a website creation tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes code-lifting of existing JavaScript functions and binding XML files to web pages. Introduces the use of JavaScript and server-side scripts for non-programmers. Includes techniques for optimizing website performance. Prerequisites: CAS 111D or CAS 206. Recommended: CAS 215. Audit Available
CAS 225   PHP and MySQL for Designers
Credits: 4.00
Description: Develops skills for finding, utilizing and modifying PHP and MySQL resources on the Internet. Explores ways to personalize web sites for visitors with a variety of dynamic server-based techniques such as processing forms, displaying text or images from a database, implementing a shopping cart or a discussion board, tracking visitors, and password-protecting a web site. Includes how to install PHP and MySQL. Prerequisite: CAS 213 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 231   Publisher
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces Microsoft Publisher to design and create effective publications that combine text graphics, illustrations, and/or photographs such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text, graphics, and/or templates through program tools and features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; prior knowledge and use of Windows technology. Audit available.
CAS 232   Desktop Publishing: InDesign
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces Adobe InDesign, a desktop publishing software, to design and create effective publications such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text and/or graphics through use of software features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 and prior knowledge and use of Windows technology and CAS 216. Audit available.
CAS 242   3.00
Credits: Introduces Adobe InDesign, a desktop publishing software, to design and create effective publications such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text and/or graphics through use of software features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 and prior knowledge and use of Windows technology and CAS 216. Audit available.
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CAS 246   Integrated Computer Projects
Credits: 4.00
Description: Builds upon previous computer and business knowledge to create individual and group projects using software found in today's workplace. Uses integrated software (i.e. MS Office) and current technology to further develop professional software skills. Prerequisite: CAS 216 and CAS 170 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 109, CAS 140, CAS 171, and CAS 217. Audit available.
CAS 275   Intermediate Flash
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continues to explore Flash concepts to create a Flashbased website and work on complex animations and effects. Includes working with frame labels, nested movie clip symbols, some ActionScript to support website creation and the incorporation of video and audio. Recommended: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or equivalent. Prerequisite: CAS 175 or instructor permission. Audit available.
CAS 280W   Cooperative Education: Web Site Development
Credits:
Description: Provides field experience for students related to web site development. Recommended: Satisfactory progress through two terms of web site classes or equivalent experience. Audit available.
CAS 285   Capstone for Website Development/Design
Credits: 3.00
Description: Encompasses producing a dynamic web project using industry standard software and technical tools. Includes planning, production, project review, and peer critiques. Includes completion of an online portfolio showcasing coursework artifacts from all completed courses. Includes development of a self-marketing statement emphasizing student web focus area. Prerequisite: Department Approval Required.