Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CAS 101
Course Title:
Introduction to Website Development & Design
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Course 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.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Apply an understanding of the Website Development & Design program to pursue a certificate or degree
  2. Use knowledge of website development and design employment opportunities to pursue a specific focus area in the Website Development & Design program
  3. Use software and technology tools in future required coursework
  4. Develop an online portfolio which will contain artifacts from subsequent Website Development & Design courses

Course Activities and Design

  • Review Website Development and Design degree requirements and courses
  • Research job opportunities from degree focus areas
  • Plan and map Gradplan
  • Discover software and tools used in program
  • Explore online portfolio software resources
  • Learn department online portfolio requirements

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Completion of assigned projects
  • Tests or quizzes
  • Student Advising to track student€™s progress in Website Development and Design program

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Examine Website Development & Design program certificate and degree options
  • Research job opportunities in Website Development & Design focus areas
  • Introduce students to course options for the Website Development & Design program
  • Research employment opportunities
  • Plan and map individual degree to GradPlan
  • Evaluate student€™s computer literacy
  • Introduce technology used in Website Development & Design program courses:
    • Using a FTP client
    • PCC€™s current course management system and MyPCC
    • Identify computer platform differences and requirements
    • Review course offering formats: Classroom, DL, CLWEB
  • Introduce online portfolio requirements
    • Discuss importance of online portfolio
    • Process to acquire and store artifacts from degree class
    • Review storage options for artifacts
    • Review online portfolio software resources