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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Web Design and Web Development

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Credit Course Categories:

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

62 hours (17 weeks).  

Dates:

September 2014 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: select appropriate WordPress theme based on the project specs, client needs, and the theme's strengths and niche market; create hosting account, purchase a domain, create an FTP account, and install; WordPress on the server; create a fully functional website using an existing theme on WordPress; customize the theme to be appropriate for the project specs and clients' requirements using custom coding, widgets, and plugins; create a custom design in WordPress using a child theme and custom templates, based on the Twenty Sixteen WordPress default theme; set up an e‐commerce demo site with sample products and checkout via Paypal; maintain, test and update the website when new versions of WordPress, the active theme, or active plugins are updated and test for incompatibilities; troubleshoot when encountering bugs.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: CMS and WordPress, Plugins, WordPress Themes, Child themes, Page templates, Custom home pages, Custom fields, Frameworks, Troubleshooting, Custom post types, Archives, CPT archives, WordPress security + Client site setup, Functions and hooks, E‐commerce, WooCommerce, Hosting/Domains/Email, Client practices / Migrating sites. Prerequisite: WD 01 (Web Design Comprehensive) or equivalent web design course with proficiency in HTML and CSS.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Graphic Design, Media Arts or Digital Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review). 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

62 hours (17 weeks).  

Dates:

September 2012 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define the way the Internet works; utilize industry‐standard software applications to create graphics, manipulate and optimize images for use on the web; utilize an industry‐stand software application to assemble, code, upload, and maintain web sites; demonstrate the ability to upload, test cross browser compatibility, and maintain the websites; and redesign a website for an existing company.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: Internet and Web basics, HTML basics, cascading style sheets, graphics and text basics, CSS basics, page layout basics, links, layout and mobile, table basics, form basics, media and interactivity basics, responsive web design, responsive web design using Bootstrap, JQuery, JQuery Plugin, Web publishing basics. Prerequisite: CG PS 01 (Digital Imaging), or MC 01 and 02 (Survey of Graphic Design 1 and 2 or GD 01 GD 02, GD T1 01 (Graphic Design & Portfolio), or a graphic design background.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Graphic Design, Media Arts or Digital Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

67 hours (17 weeks).  

Dates:

September 2015 – Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define the way the Internet works; utilize industry-standard software applications to create graphics, manipulate and optimize images for use on the web; utilize an industry-stand software application to assemble, code, upload, and maintain web sites; utilize best practices as part of an internet marketing strategy that incorporates social media, email marketing, Google Analytics and SEO; demonstrate the ability to upload, test cross browser compatibility, and maintain the websites; and redesign a website for an existing company.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: types of websites, visual hierarchy for websites, anatomy of a web page, website planning, wireframing, grid system, Type on Screen, usability testing, website styles, WordPress themes, website development process, SEO,  Google Analytics, Intro to Social Media, Email marketing, Ongoing Business Development. Prerequisite: CG PS 01 (Digital Imaging), or MC 01 (Survey of Graphic Design), or GD 01 (Graphic Design and Portfolio), or a graphic design background. WD 01 or knowledge of HTML/CSS. This course is expected to be taken with or followed by WD A101.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Graphic Design, Media Arts, New Media or Web Design (6/17).

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