Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CAS 101 Effective Summer 2019

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

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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  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 consider specific focus areas in the Website Development & Design program.
  3. Use basic web design software and technology tools.
  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:
    • Web hosting, domains, cPanel and 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