A.S. Degree Major or Certificate of Achievement
As the vast web of global and local information networks grow, several skills and forms of literacy are becoming essential for anyone who wants to obtain the full benefits of the Communications Age. An individual’s ability to capitalize on the opportunities offered by interactive communications requires mastery of these information and communication proveniences:
· Navigational skills – The ability to move smoothly among arrays of autonomous and globally interconnected information, contacts, forums, and discussion groups in order to locate and connect to information and expertise from relevant sources.
· Information literacy – An understanding of which information is most useful, relevant, and reliable, as well as the ability to analyze, distill, integrate, compose, and classify information to create knowledge.
· Distribution skills – Frameworks for rethinking methods of packaging, presenting, providing access, and disseminating information and knowledge in this new medium.
· Communications literacy – Integrating new forms of information, knowledge, and message development into evolving patterns of organizational and interpersonal communication.
This certificate offers preparation skills for the above areas of emphasis involving the Internet.
|CSWB 110||Web Site Development with HTMLS/CSS3
A foundation course for Internet/Intranet technologies. Skills required to develop and publish web sites utilizing HTML, including using HTML tables, web page forms, and basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
|GCMW 102||Web Page Layout I
A hands-on introduction to page layout for the Internet. Typographic considerations, screen layout, graphical interfaces, and structured page design for effective Internet communications.
|GCMW 120||Designing for the Social Web
Focuses on the understanding of graphical user interface design for the social Web environment (Web 2.0), such as wikis, blogs, and social networks. Covers fundamental ‘Social Web’ principles in order to develop designs from a user perspective. Covers Web technologies, market research, usability and human factors, wireframe and sitemap documentation, Web design, cross browser functionality, Web typography, and search engine marketability. The development of marketable, original, and creative problem solving solutions will also be examined with an emphasis on Web branding. In this hands-on class, students will participate in social networks such as wikis and blogs.
|GCMW 202||Web Page Layout II
Multimedia web site design and production using advanced WYSIWYG editor that permits editing hypertext markup language (HTML) as well as designing to current standards of CSS and interactivity. Includes mechanics for site production as well as methodologies for project planning and management.
Palomar College 2019-2020 Catalog