Web Page Development and Design

Program Description

This curriculum is designed for students who want to specialize in Web Page Development and Design. Web languages covered in the Web Page Development and Design curriculum are HTML 5, CSS3, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX and PHP. The curriculum additionally offers training in software Adobe Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and training in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Preparation

Students interested in Web Page Development and Design should enjoy problem solving, researching online, mobile technologies and be detailed-oriented. High school students should have successfully completed English, math and computer classes. Early entry course options between Bismarck State College and the high school may be available.

Program Requirements

Students completing the two-year curriculum receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Web Page Development and Design.

Students completing the one-year curriculum receive a Program Certificate in Web Page Development and Design.

Students are required to have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software for courses CIS 210 and CIS 230. Selected BSC computer labs have all installed software for this curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are expected to grow, as research shows computer-oriented careers are among the fastest growing in the country. Employment of information security analysts, Web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

Career opportunities: Web designer, Web developer, Web programmer, Webmaster.

 

Contact

Amy Helgeson • Tech Center 132D
701-224-5616

Amy.Helgeson@bismarckstate.edu

CIS 102. Computer Software Applications - Word

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Provides hands-on operation of personal computers with the word processing software, Microsoft Word. Students should have keyboarding skills before enrolling in the class. This class prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Word 2016. Students will need access to Word 2016 software for this course. The program is included in the Office 2016 suite. The software is available as a free download through BSC email accounts and in computer labs on campus. The MOS exam is required for completion of the course. Final grade is not based upon whether student passes or fails MOS exam.

CIS 104. Microcomputer Database

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This is an introduction to the planning, design and programming of database systems using software designed for database management, Microsoft Access. Students should have keyboarding skills before enrolling in this class. This class prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Access 2016. Students will need access to Access 2016 software for this course. The program is included in the Office 2016 suite. The software is available as a free download through BSC email accounts and in computer labs on campus. The MOS exam is required for completion of the course. Final grade is not based upon whether student passes or fails MOS exam.

CIS 105. Microcomputer Spreadsheets

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FASPSU
Provides hands-on operation of personal computers with the spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel. Students should have keyboarding skills before enrolling in class. This class prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Excel 2016. Students will need access to Excel 2016 software for this course. The program is included in the Office 2016 suite. The software is available as a free download through BSC email accounts and in computer labs on campus. The MOS exam is required for completion of the course. Final grade is not based upon whether student passes or fails MOS exam.

CIS 107. Linux Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course introduces students to the Linux operating system. It provides practical skills using command line utilities, managing processes and file systems, as well as installing and maintaining software. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams.

CIS 128. Microcomputer Hardware I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs, learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, this course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.

CIS 130. Presentations

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This class provides hands-on production of researching, creating and delivering electronic business presentation projects using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students should have keyboarding skills before enrolling in this class. This class prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for PowerPoint 2016. Students will need access to PowerPoint 2016 software for this course. The program is included in the Office 2016 suite. The software is available as a free download through BSC email accounts and in computer labs on campus. The MOS exam is required for completion of the course. Final grade is not based upon whether student passes or fails MOS exam.

CIS 147. Principles of Information Security

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course introduces students to the field of information security. Topics covered include basic security principles, terminology, legal and ethical issues, as well as examining security from business and personal perspectives.

CIS 152. Cascading Style Sheets

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 154 or CIS 230 or Departmental Approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will learn how to format Web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Concepts covered are HTML markup and document structure, the anatomy of a CSS rule, inline, embedded and external style use, contextual selectors, classes, ids, attribute selectors, pseudo-classes, font and text properties, style inheritance, the box model, positioning elements, basic and advanced page layouts, creating navigation menus, forms, stacking context and z-index, CSS3 and designing for mobile technology.

CIS 154. Web Design Theory

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
Students will learn how to create and manage their own Web pages using current Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and CSS. Students will learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools. Course content includes marketing and implementing fundamental design concepts, validating code, and the planning phases of good Web design.

CIS 164. Networking Fundamentals I

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: FASPSU
This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking. By the end of the course, student will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

CIS 165. Networking Fundamentals II

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CIS 164.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course focuses on learning the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches. Some topics include RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

CIS 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

CIS 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

CIS 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

CIS 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

CIS 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

CIS 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

CIS 202. Advanced Software Applications

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 102, CIS 105 and CIS 130.
Corequisite: CIS 104.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Provides hands-on experience with the powerful integration capabilities of the Microsoft Office suite. Students enrolled in this course must have access to Microsoft Office 2016, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint for the duration of the entire course. The software is available as a free download through BSC email accounts and in computer labs on campus. Students who have not completed all prerequisites should discuss options with their advisor.

CIS 204. Database Design and Structured Query Language (SQL)

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course provides students with a foundation in database design and provides the technical skills required to read and write SQL queries.

CIS 206. Database Implementation and Administration

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot client-server database management systems.

CIS 208. Database Programming

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 204 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course provides students with the technical skills required to program a database solution, using stored procedures, SQL, and proper database design principles.

CIS 209. Data Warehousing

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 208.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course provides students with the technical skills required to plan, implement, and maintain a data warehouse.

CIS 210. Desktop Publishing

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
A layout and design course using Adobe Creative Suite software to produce a variety of desktop publishing application projects. Students should have keyboarding, basic computer file management, and word processing skills before enrolling in this class. Students enrolled in this course must have access to the required software listed in the syllabus for the duration of the course. Required software is available in selected BSC computer labs for student use or for purchase at the BSC Bookstore at academic pricing. It is recommended, but not required, that CSCI 101 be taken with CIS 210 if these basic computer skills are needed.

CIS 211. Database Programming Project

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 208.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course requires students to produce a comprehensive database programming project. Design issues, implementation, and database troubleshooting will be discussed.

CIS 212. Microsoft Windows Operating System Client

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
The course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment. This course provides a foundation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

CIS 213. Implementing Microsoft Windows Server Applications

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course introduces the learner to the Microsoft Windows Server and the application server technologies it supports. This course provides a foundation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

CIS 214. Implementing a Microsoft Windows Active Directory Infrastructure

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 216.
Typically Offered: FALL
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. The course also focuses on implementing Group Policy and performing the Group Policy-related tasks that are required to centrally manage users and computers. This course provides a foundation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

CIS 215. Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server Environment

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 216.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course introduces the learner to Microsoft Windows Server and the networking technologies it supports. The learner will become familiar with networking and operating system concepts and the common tasks required to administer and support the Microsoft Windows operating system in a network environment. Windows Server 2008 is the current focus of the class. This course leads to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications.

CIS 216. Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course helps learners who will be responsible for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. Students will learn how to install and manage a Microsoft Server and it roles. DHCP, DNS, RRAS, and File and Print services will be explored along with other roles and services. This course can help provide a foundation for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications.

CIS 221. Networking Essentials

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course introduces students to the concepts and terminology of data communications, local area and wide area networks, communications hardware, standards, media, signaling concepts, data communication, error prevention, detection and correction. Course prepares students to write the Network Technology Associate exam. This CIW exam is required and students will be assessed an exam fee. Final grade is not based on whether student passes or fails certification.

CIS 223. Linux System Administration

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 107 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
This course covers topics relating to the administration of Linux computer systems. It provides experience in user management, task scheduling, system logging, shell scripting, system security, and other common system administration tasks. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams.

CIS 226. Linux Network and Security Administration

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 223 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course provides experience installing, configuring, securing, and administering Linux network services. Topics include DNS servers, web servers, network file sharing, and other common network communication components. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the LPIC-2 Linux Network Professional certification exams.

CIS 230. Electronic Publishing

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
In this course, you will learn step-by-step instructions and in-depth explanations of the features of Adobe Dreamweaver CC. Concepts include working with text, images, links, tables, forms, CSS and publication of websites. Students enrolled in this course must have access to the required software listed in the syllabus for the duration of the course. Required software is available in selected BSC computer labs for student use or for purchase from Adobe.

CIS 231. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 or CIS 230, and ENGL 110 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
Students will learn the basic principles of optimizing Web sites for improved performance in search engine results, ultimately enhancing the marketability of their Web site products and/or services. Students will further develop a basic understanding of the history of search engines, differences in search engine and directory results, and applied practices in structuring HTML and page content to increase the website's visibility to the consumer.

CIS 235. DB Design for Web Applications

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course introduces students to SQL and the query use within databases. Students will develop queries for information retrieval using SQL, including the use of operators, clauses, predicates, functions, concatenated fields, calculated fields, crosstab queries, parameter queries, updates and joins.

CIS 241. Digital Forensics Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course introduces students to digital forensics. Topics covered include the investigative process, preservation of evidence, computer and mobile forensics issues, as well as working with forensics.

CIS 250. Advanced Web Design

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 and CSCI 122 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will learn how to add JavaScript to their Web pages. Concepts covered include variables, expressions, operators, functions, methods, objects, events, control structures, windows, forms, strings, arrays, cookies, DHTML, and AJAX.

CIS 251. Site Design

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 and CIS 230.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course offers continued study in the design and development of website projects. Students will create up to three websites for inclusion in student portfolios.

CIS 252. XML

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 and CIS 104, or CIS 235 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course will introduce students to Extensible Markup Language (XML). Concepts covered include document type definitions (DTDs), schemas, namespaces. Other topics covered include the use of XML in application software, such as Microsoft Office suite.

CIS 253. PHP

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 and CIS 250 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will learn how to design dynamic, data-driven Web pages using PHP. Concepts covered include variables, constants, data types, expressions, operators, functions, controls structures, strings, forms, files, directories, arrays, databases and MySQL.

CIS 255. Computer and Network Security

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course introduces students to technologies and practices used to secure computers and networks. Topics covered include cryptography, authentication, VPNs, and other aspects of enterprise security. Extensive networking and operating system knowledge is recommended. In addition to practical security-related experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

CIS 256. Web Portfolio

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CIS 154 and CIS 230.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course will be taken both at the Freshman and Sophomore level. The Freshman level course will begin development of a student web portfolio through focus on development aspects for redesigning web pages and networking with the web development community. Students will redesign web pages from prior work, and complete community networking activities, including conducting informational and mock interviews with web development professionals. The Sophomore level course continues with the development of the student web portfolio through website creation for nonprofit organizations and/or business.

CIS 257. JavaScript with jQuery

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
Build today's dynamic, mobile, interactive web sites using jQuery, a popular and widely-used open source JavaScript library of prewritten JavaScript. Learn to use jQuery's special controls to make image slide shows, fade-ins, calendars, and tabbed folders. Use jQuery to select elements, wrap elements sets, and customize and change web page styles, appearance, visibility, text, and HTML. Learn to test for and handle browser differences, mark up Cascading Style Sheets, build advanced navigation widgets including accordion, tabbed, and slider widgets and validate web forms. Prequisites: CIS 152, CIS 154 and CIS 250.

CIS 258. Advanced PHP

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 253.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will learn more advanced PHP techniques for session management, validation, and authentication. Advanced web application features such as shopping carts, a content manager, web forums and connecting to web services are discussed.

CIS 267. Intermediate Networking I

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CIS 165 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
In this course, students learn to configure advanced router and switch functionality. Topics covered include single-area OSPF, multi-area OSPF, and the EIGRP routing protocols. STP, default gateway redundancy, and EtherChannel are also addressed. This is the third of four courses providing a foundation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CIS 268. Intermediate Networking II

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CIS 267, or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
In this course, students learn to connect networks together. Topics covered include Wide Area Networks, Frame Relay communication, broadband connectivity, and site-to-site VPNs. This is the fourth of four courses providing a foundation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CIS 269. Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Capstone

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
A capstone course for the Cybersecurity and Computer Networks program. This class prepares students to enter the IT workforce. Students will work on a final project, resumes, job shadowing, electronic portfolio, and other employment related topics. It is recommended that students take this course during their last semester in the Cybersecurity and Computer Networks program.

CIS 270. Advanced IP Routing

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CIS 268, CCNA certification or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course teaches the advanced skills required to implement and support enterprise-class IP routing networks. Topics covered include advanced EIGRP, advanced OSPF, route optimization, and BGP. This is the first of three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification.

CIS 272. Advanced IP Switching

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CIS 268, CCNA certification, or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course teaches the advanced skills required to implement and support enterprise class switched networks. Topics covered include scalable network design, advanced STP, implementing inter-VLAN routing, first hop redundancy and supporting high availability. This is the second of three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification.

CIS 273. Advanced IP Network Troubleshooting

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CIS 270 and CIS 272 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course teaches students to maintain and troubleshoot enterprise IP networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology based processes and best practices. This is the third of three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification.

CIS 282. Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CIS 255 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course provides experience securing computer network resources. The tools and methodologies attackers use will be examined, as well as defenses against them.

CIS 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

CIS 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

CIS 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

CIS 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

CIS 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.