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Web sites continue to evolve into more complex and interactive means to communicate with their users. This evolution creates a need for individuals who can effectively enhance their organizations’ image, convey a message about their products and services, and enable customers and the public to interact with the organization. To support this, individuals must be able to acquire information from their Web audience and shape it to meet the needs of the organization as well as heighten the user experience. This certificate is designed for Web designers, technical managers, developers, and authors who want to add interactivity to their Web sites.

In this certificate program, you'll learn to:
  • Engage your users with special interactive effects, such as animations, message boxes, and dropdown menus.
  • Create forms with data validation so incorrect information cannot be submitted.
  • Write Web pages "on the fly" based on timing events.
  • Produce forms that gather user input and create pages designed to fit the user's needs.

Prerequisites

You should be proficient with HTML and with the Windows or Macintosh operating system. Specifically, you should be able to use forms to divide your document windows, coordinate sets of documents, and enhance your Web pages. If you are unable to do these tasks, you should take Advanced Applications of HTML.

Certificate Class Requirements

You can earn this certificate in one of these two ways:

  1. Complete a minimum of 48 hours in the classes specified below—18 hours from Core, 18 hours from Scripting, and 12 hours from Electives.
  2. Complete the Chancellor’s Certificate in Web Page Design and then take an additional 42 hours—18 hours from Core, 18 hours from Scripting, and 6 hours from Electives.

Certificate Requirements

Complete the application form and return it with your $25 nonrefundable fee. All classes must be completed through the UMSL Computer Education & Training Center within two years of submitting the application. (Note: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; submitting the application and paying the fee doesn’t guarantee a seat in any class.)

To earn this certificate, you must complete the application form. As described above, you can earn this certificate in one of two ways: (1) earn the Web Page Design Certificate and then complete a minimum of 42 hours from the classes specified here, or (2) complete a minimum of 48 hours from the classes specified here. If you have successfully completed some of these certificate classes through the UMSL Computer Education & Training Center in the 24 months prior to completing your application, they may be applied to this certificate. You can list these classes on your application form. Granting approval for these classes depends on verification of satisfactory completion of each class. Previously taken classes can be applied to only one specialized certificate.

Note: No classes may be waived for this certificate. A class can be applied to only one specialized certificate.

Note: You do not have to be enrolled in the Certificate program to take these classes.

Note: You also receive CEUs for successful completion of each class. Students completing the Web Scripting and Interactivity Chancellor's Certificate receive at least 4.2 CEUs. The hours completed in these classes will also be applied toward the 96-hour Chancellor's Certificate on the Computer. Other certificates are also available.

Classes

Core Classes

(18 hours required)

  • Advanced Applications of HTML
  • Introduction to Programming Concepts (12 hours)

Scripting

(18 hours required)

  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Intermediate Applications of JavaScript
  • Introduction to PHP
  • Intermediate Applications of PHP
  • Introduction to Perl Programming (12 hours)
  • Intermediate Perl Programming (12 hours)

Electives

(12 hours required)

  • Introduction to AJAX (12 hours)
  • Introduction to Silverlight  (12 hours)
  • Introduction to Flash ActionScript
  • Intermediate Applications of Flash ActionScript
  • Introduction to ASP .NET
  • Intermediate Applications ASP .NET
For specific course schedules, please visit the CETC Catalog.  For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.cetc.umsl.edu.