Web Programmer Certification

Ryan McHenry -- Data Analyst, Microsoft

The Web Management ISC certificate provided me useful and marketable skills in both the university and business worlds. During my attendance at Western, I was able to concurrently learn the skills being taught in the ISC program and apply those skills to the job I had at the Outdoor Center. Those skills also separated me from the competition when interviewing for jobs after graduating, making me a more desirable candidate. The variety of topics covered provided me the programming and SQL foundation required to succeed in today’s technology market. I would recommend the Web Management Certificate because of the exciting nature of the topics covered and the invaluable, industry applicable skills that provide an edge against the competition. 

ISC Track: Web Manager

This certificate is designed with the Computer Science major in mind. It is focused less on content and more on code. After completing the ISC Core Courses Web Programmer students take the following three courses:

CS 342 Web Scripting (4 credits)
Prereq: CSCI 330.

For CS majors and non-majors seeking Web programmer certification from the Internet Studies Center. Development of programs and scripts for Web server applications and implementation of dynamic web pages in both Unix and Windows environments. The course includes a study of various scripting languages, and database access through database management systems. Implementations PERL, PhP, Python, Ruby and JSP, their DBM interfaces and the MySQL database management system. 

CS 442 Advanced Web Programming in Java (4 credits)
Prereq: CS342.

For CS majors and non-majors seeking Web programming certification from the Internet Studies Center. Advanced network, applet, and server applications in Java. GUIs, Web spiders and Web search algorithms, security, remote method invocation and Java Beans.

 

These courses are offered to CS majors and any non-majors who have completed the prerequisite programming courses. Web programmers should be familiar with all aspects of scripting (both client- and server-side), database specification and interface. Ideally they will get experiences in both Unix and NT server environments.

Web Programming students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.

Internship or Practicum