Web Programming Diploma

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Web Programming Diploma Course List

Major and Core Courses

Customer Service

This course covers the basic concepts of essential communication skills needed in business to interact/work effectively with individuals and/or groups. Special areas of emphasis include solving problems, developing a customer service strategy, coping with challenging customers, increasing customer retention and surveying customer satisfaction.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: B119
Credits: 4

Introduction to Business

This course is a study of the characteristics and functions of business in a free enterprise environment and how business impacts the economy in which we live. Characteristics studied may include opportunities, organizations, management, marketing, analysis and any other activities related to general ownership and operation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: B136
Credits: 4

Professional Communication

This course teaches communication theory and skills for developing professional documents and oral presentations for audiences in diverse communities and disciplines. To equip students to communicate effectively, this course emphasizes thinking and writing within global contexts, in collaborative situations, and in various electronic environments.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: B271
Credits: 4

Business Ethics

This course presents an examination of current moral and ethical issues that arise in the world of business, as well as an analysis of the main theories of moral obligation, right and wrong action, and good and bad values.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: B293
Credits: 4

Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts

This course teaches students basic to advanced computer concepts and skills, including creating and modifying Word documents, designing databases, spreadsheet creation and analysis, using the Internet and E-Commerce tools, and creating presentations with enhanced features and web tools.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: D132
Credits: 3

Career Development

This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete job-seeking portfolio including his/her resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. The course includes an in-depth study of self-marketing approaches, job interviewing techniques and professionalism as well as participation in a mock interview.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: E242
Credits: 2

Logic and Troubleshooting

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the process, tools, and techniques to efficiently diagnose computer hardware and software issues and failures. Through the application of logic, students will complete puzzle-solving exercises and activities that illustrate effective reasoning processes. Students will be exposed to multiple real-world scenarios in which they will troubleshoot technological problems, and apply lessons learned in order to anticipate potential failure concerns. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to evaluate actual issues, use logic to identify the variables contributing to failure, and finally determine the proper course of action to correct the failure issue(s) at hand.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: N140
Credits: 4

Object-Oriented Programming

This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts of object-oriented programming including encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Students will explore the uses of class templates as well as their attributes, behaviors, and the methods that can be applied to them. Programs will be developed and implemented utilizing the Java programming language.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Programming

Course ID: SD225
Credits: 3

Relational Databases

This course covers relational databases and their efficient design. The course will include the definition of tables and indexes, logical and physical design, the E-R model, and transaction management. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Programming

Course ID: W109
Credits: 3

JavaScript

In this course students learn how to effectively create web pages using the JavaScript programming language. Students will gain exposure to programming, debugging, and testing web pages created with this language. This course builds upon HTML principles.

Prerequisites: Introduction to HTML; Fundamentals of Programming

Course ID: W110
Credits: 3

Fundamentals of Programming

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of developing well-structured computer programs utilizing a high-level programming language such as C++. Focusing on Object-Oriented Programming techniques, the course provides an understanding of programming constructs such as handlers, loops, conditionals, and variables. Additionally, the use of pseudo-code examples and exercises will allow students to manipulate these constructs without requiring that they have previous experience with program code syntax. A final project is required for the successful completion of this course.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: W114
Credits: 3

Introduction to Web Design Software

This course will introduce beginners to the tools and knowledge needed in creating interesting, usable, and well-designed websites.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: W116
Credits: 3

Introduction to HTML

This course will introduce students to the basics of HTML. Students will learn the latest in HTML, conforming to XML and XHTML coding standards. The course is a step-by-step approach for learning how to create, format, and enhance a webpage using HTML.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: W118
Credits: 3

Introduction to Visual Basic

The students who take this course will learn to create basic applications using Visual Basic .NET. It covers language basics and program structure. Topics include graphical interface design and development, control properties, event-driven procedures, variables, scope, expressions, operators, functions, decision-making structures, looping structures, and database access files.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Programming

Course ID: W125
Credits: 3

Advanced Visual Basic

The students who take this course will learn to create applications using Visual Basic .NET. This course incorporates the basic concepts of programming, problem solving, and programming logic, as well as the design techniques of an object-oriented language. Topics in the course include graphic interface design and development, control properties, DBMS, SQL, and ASP.NET.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Visual Basic

Course ID: W201
Credits: 3

Java I

Students will work with the Java programming language to learn about Java bytecode programs and how they are executed within a Java virtual machine. Students will study class libraries and gain an understanding of how they perform important computing tasks, how they interact with computer hardware and operating systems, and how they handle deficiencies encountered on computing platforms. Concepts such as Graphical User Interfaces, multimedia development, and web programming will be explored as well as the use of Java programming in the development of applications for mobile devices.

Prerequisite: Object-Oriented Programming

Course ID: W210
Credits: 3

PERL/CGI

This course will cover the PERL scripting language, the development of PERL code for web applications, and client/server socket programming using PERL.

Prerequisite: JavaScript

Course ID: W215
Credits: 3

W216

W290

General Education Courses

English Composition (Required course)

English Composition

This course is designed to guide students in understanding the writing process and developing their ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, and coherent manner. Students will produce college-level writing that reflects awareness of rhetorical strategies, writing purpose, student voice, and appropriate grammar, punctuation, and usage skills. Through reading, writing, discussion, research, and collaboration, students will practice effective writing and apply course concepts.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: G124
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Select 1 course)

Structure and Function of the Human Body

This course provides a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. A general introduction to cells and tissues is followed by study of the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems. The student is introduced to the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: G150
Credits: 4

Scientific Literacy

In this course students will explore the role that science plays in the world. Students will survey different natural sciences such as: biology, health sciences, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and geology; as well as analyze specific case studies from these fields. Throughout the course students will develop their scientific reasoning skills. They will learn about the scientific method as well as how to detect common fallacies and misuses of science.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: G152
Credits: 4

General Education Mathematics

This course introduces students to topics from modern mathematics that are relevant to everyday life and not typically covered in the standard college math sequence. Students will be exposed to a variety of mathematical tools from diverse branches of mathematics. They will utilize these tools to solve interesting real-world problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, game theory, graph theory, the mathematics of growth, applications of geometry, probability, and statistics.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: G180
Credits: 4

Introduction to Human Biology

Students will explore fundamental concepts of human biology. They will examine cell structure and function, body systems, and biochemistry. They will also learn basic concepts of genetics and evolution. Students will explore the relationship of human populations and the ecosystem. Students will complete laboratory exercise coordinated with course content.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: G215
Credits: 4

College Algebra

This course provides students with the skills to achieve mastery of algebraic terminology and applications including, but not limited to, real number operations, variables, polynomials, integer exponents, graphs, factoring, quadratic equations, and word problems.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: G233
Credits: 4

Introduction to Astronomy

Examines astronomical phenomena and concepts, including the solar system, stars and galaxies, planetary motions, atoms and radiation, and the origin and evolution of the universe.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: G239
Credits: 4

Introduction to Geology

Examines basic geologic principles from a physical or historical perspective. Includes such topics as the formation of rocks and minerals; internal and external processes modifying the earth's surface and phenomena; and the evolutionary history of the earth, including its life forms, oceans and atmosphere.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: G245
Credits: 4

Foundation Courses

Reading and Writing Strategies

This course develops students' reading and writing skills in preparation for college-level coursework. Through review of grammar, punctuation, and the writing process, students will enhance their ability to compose sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. The study of active reading strategies will provide students with the tools necessary for comprehending collegiate level texts.

Prerequisite: Placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: B080
Credits: 4

Practical Math

Mathematics is learned through communication. In this course, students will learn to communicate how problems are solved and how solving problems can be applied in real-world settings. Students will have opportunities to learn multiple problem solving strategies. This course also provides practice and skill problems.

Prerequisite: Placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: B087
Credits: 4

Total Diploma Credits

General Education Credits: 8

Major and Core Credits: 60

Total Diploma Credits: 68*

* Credit totals do not include Foundation Courses. Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a Rasmussen College entrance placement exam or by successful completion of Foundation Courses.

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