Academic Catalog

Computer Programming and Web Development - Web AAT Degree

degree Info at a Glance
Type
AAT Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 7 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
COMPASS Reading 68, Writing 33, Algebra 32, basic competencies with personal computers and Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet software. Touch-typing proficiency of 35 words per minute is recommended.

This program is designed to prepare students for computer programming and web development positions with concentrations in web programming, database programming or application systems programming.

The coursework prepares individuals for positions such as web programmers, application programmers, programmer/analysts, database designers and other related information technology positions.

Employers may include business and industrial firms, banks and other financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and software and web development companies.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development is enhanced. Students must take all the academic and programming core courses and complete an area of specialization.

Elective classes may make up the required number of credit hours, furthering specialization, or completing an internship to develop professional work experience.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
COLL 102College Success for All3
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Math& 141 Pre-Calculus or higher5
General Psychology (or SOC& 101 or PSY 112)5
CPW 101CLProgramming Fundamentals5
CPW 116.NET Programming5
CPW 118Web Design Principles5
CPW 120Web Graphics5
CPW 142Java Object-Oriented Programming5
CPW 143Java Object-Oriented Programming II5
CPW 150Principles of Relational Databases5
CPW 206Advanced Web Design5
CPW 208Emerging Technologies5
CPW 210Advanced Database Programming5
CPW 217CAPPortfolio5
CPW 220Web Development I5
CPW 222Client-Side Web Programming5
CPW 225Web Animation5
CPW 227Web Development II5
CPW 229Web Development III5
CPW 231Content Management Systems5
CPW 250User Interface Design5
 Technical Credits108

College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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English Composition I

Item #
ENGL& 101
Total Credits
5

Utilize the writing process to write clearly with consideration of audience, purpose, and tone, using standard grammar and punctuation conventions along with common discourse modes and patterns of organization. Read and process sources using independent and critical thinking skills, following established conventions for incorporating and documenting sources in writing.

For more information on the Accelerated English program click here.

Prerequisites
COMPASS score of 77 in writing and 81 in reading. Placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Math& 141 Pre-Calculus or higher

Total Credits
5
Please select one math class from the list.
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General Psychology (or SOC& 101 or PSY 112)

Total Credits
5
Students must take one of the courses below.
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Programming Fundamentals

Item #
CPW 101CL
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to programming concepts that enforces good programming style and logical thinking. Designed for students with little or no programming language experience, it begins with basic general programming concepts and key concepts of structure. Course then progresses to the intricacies of decision-making, looping, array manipulation, and methods. 

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.NET Programming

Item #
CPW 116
Total Credits
5

Learn to program using .NET Framework with focus on desktop and console applications. Use decision structures, loops, and arrays to solve problems. Apply exception handling and data validation to programs. Use the predefined libraries in .NET Framework to solve problems. Create methods and learn to pass and return arguments. Create classes and use the classes as objects in programming. Use databases to store and retrieve the data from the applications. 

Prerequisites
CPW 142, CPW 150.
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Web Design Principles

Item #
CPW 118
Total Credits
5

Explores how the web works and methods and limitations of delivering content on the web. Examines usability issues such as interface design and structure, and how to accommodate a wide variety of viewports, from smartphones to cinema screen computer monitors. Students will build a four-page portfolio style website using Notepad and Photoshop, and post it to the Internet.

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Web Graphics

Item #
CPW 120
Total Credits
5

Use Photoshop to make your website attractive and fast loading. Use Illustrator to make logos and graphical elements for both interface design and vector animations. Use Flash for banner and sidebar advertisements.

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Java Object-Oriented Programming

Item #
CPW 142
Total Credits
5

Construct a foundation of procedural programming concepts and skills requisite for professional object-oriented software development. Use Java, a modern-structured, object-oriented language, to develop your problem-solving and algorithm formulation skills. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 101.
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Java Object-Oriented Programming II

Item #
CPW 143
Total Credits
5

Build your problem-solving skills with the fundamental concepts and techniques of object-oriented Java programming in analyzing, designing, and implementing computer programs. Practice problem-solving methods and algorithm development to analyze, design, implement, modify, verify, and document computer programs that solve real-world problems. Develop a good conceptual understanding of data and functional abstraction. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 142.
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Principles of Relational Databases

Item #
CPW 150
Total Credits
5

Delve into the fundamental concepts, terminologies, methodologies, and system organizations of database management systems. Develop the theoretical foundation of understanding necessary to design, implement, optimize, query and maintain a database system. Propose, design and develop a database, using a relational database management system to reinforce the theoretical concepts. 

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Advanced Web Design

Item #
CPW 206
Total Credits
5

Provides demonstrations and practical exercises for using HTML and CSS to create attractive and well-formed web documents. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120. For graphics students GTC 265 and GTC 273.
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Emerging Technologies

Item #
CPW 208
Total Credits
5

Introduces emerging technologies such as website usability, usability testing, keyword analysis, website optimization, web payment systems, search engine optimization (SEO), and search engine marketing (SEM). New technologies are always changing and therefore the material is subject to change based on instructor discretion. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120. For graphics students GTC 265, GTC 273.
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Advanced Database Programming

Item #
CPW 210
Total Credits
5

Advanced database programming using a commercial relational database management system. Perform object creation, manipulation and control using SQL. Write simple and complex queries to solve problems. Create advanced objects like stored procedures and triggers. Explore non-relational systems and business intelligence.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 101, CPW 150.
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Portfolio

Item #
CPW 217CAP
Total Credits
5

Build a portfolio website showcasing skills developed in the Computer Programming and Web Development program. Create a fully functional website from start to finish. Analyze and derive requirements by creating a project proposal or by working with an actual client. Larger projects will utilize source control and emphasize team work.

Prerequisites
Or Co-requisite CPW 229 or CPW 214.
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Web Development I

Item #
CPW 220
Total Credits
5

Introduction to PHP scripting, one of the most popular development tools on the web. This course demonstrates using this tool to create dynamic web-based applications. Provides experience using sessions, cookies and web forms to build easily maintainable, interactive and e-commerce enabled sites. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 206.
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Client-Side Web Programming

Item #
CPW 222
Total Credits
5

Introduces the fundamentals of working with JavaScript. Applies variables, objects, arrays, strings, conditional statements and external data to create dynamic, interactive web pages. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120, CPW 142.
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Web Animation

Item #
CPW 225
Total Credits
5

Build complex animated advertisements, interactive games and slideshows in both jQuery and Flash. Animate menu and DIV box transitions using HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120.
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Web Development II

Item #
CPW 227
Total Credits
5

Provides practical experience in integrating PHP and MySQL to create dynamic websites, including database-driven content pages, content management systems and interactive forms. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 150, CPW 220.
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Web Development III

Item #
CPW 229
Total Credits
5

Combines further studies using PHP scripting and MySQL, one of the most popular open-source database management systems on the web. Explores back-end functionality, interacting with databases and creating dynamic web pages. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 227.
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Content Management Systems

Item #
CPW 231
Total Credits
5

Design, create, and manage custom WordPress websites and themes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120.
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User Interface Design

Item #
CPW 250
Total Credits
5

Build a web interface structure that uses the principles of responsive web design and allows the structure to automatically reformat itself based on the size of the viewport (smartphone, computer, iPad). Use a combination of HTML 5, CSS3, media queries, and jQuery working together to make a responsive web design 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of CPW 118, CPW 120.
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