• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Web Design & Development III
  • Course #: MGDP2060
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The dynamic needs of modern web applications would not be possible without server-side technologies. This course explores PHP by developing dynamically driven content, form processing, Content Management Systems (CMS) and will focus on WordPress. Topics also include database setup, database queries, publishing and syncing to a web host. In this project-based course, students design and develop a dynamic website utilizing WordPress as a CMS. Concepts include WordPress fundamentals, creating custom themes, website maintenance, and using plug-ins to extend WordPress. This course also continues to explore HTML, CSS, JavaScript, asset management, design considerations, remote hosting, and live publishing (FTP) as introduced in Web Design & Development I & II.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate the ability to differentiate programming languages for the web
Distinguish how programming languages work together
Demonstrate use of JavaScript for web development
Integrate information for a web site
Utilize Content Management Systems to create dynamic web site
Demonstrate the use of PHP within a web site
Integrate Google Maps into a web page
Demonstrate use of dynamic scripting languages within a web site design
Create a fully functional dynamic web site using WordPress
Deploy web site to web hosting service

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MGDP1250
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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