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IT - Web Design Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 (10152310)

Credits: 3.00

Applies the basic concepts of computer programming using JavaScript, with an emphasis on structured programming, exception handling, debugging, testing and writing event handlers. Learners will create JavaScript applications using Microsoft Visual Studio. Additional topics include: online software development resources, programming and documentation standards, variable lifetime/scope, data types, control structures and mathematical calculations.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Computer Science (additional assessment required)

CLIENT-SIDE WEB DEVELOPMENT 2 (10152351)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the web design and programming skills learned in earlier courses, introducing the JavaScript language as a means to automate web pages. Learners will create dynamic web pages which customize both HTML and CSS elements. Additional topics include the HTML document object model (DOM), XML, JSON, jQuery, web application architecture and native HTML5/JavaScript-based WinRT application development.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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RASTER GRAPHICS AND LAYOUT FOR WEB AND MOBILE (10152231)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the skills for the production and manipulation of raster images. Learners will produce and edit raster images using selection, layer, digital masking, image correction, and enhancement techniques in image production software. Additional topics include image optimization and file format options.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

Credits: 3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (10152223)

Credits: 3.00

Examines the design, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Learners will apply user experience standards in the development of web and software interfaces to provide a quality user experience. Topics include: psychological and interaction principles, requirements analysis, designing for different devices, style guides, usability testing, and visual design principles.

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WEB BRANDING AND MARKETING TECHNICAL SUPPORT (10152224)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the tools and technologies to create an online brand and marketing presence. Learners will create a personal brand and market themselves through the use of various online technologies. Emphasis will be placed on designing a web presence that incorporates branding/marketing technologies for competitive advantage. Additional topics include: a review of the marketing aspects of search engine optimization (SEO), social media to drive web traffic, email marketing technologies and tracking of social media results.

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WEB DESIGN 1 (10152211)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) coding techniques and the development of text content to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively on the web. Learners will create/modify web pages using HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will create a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: copyright considerations, text editors, FTP utilities and browser tools.

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WEB DESIGN 2 (10152212)

Credits: 3.00

Extends knowledge of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Learners review basic HTML/CSS concepts, apply their knowledge of the box model, learn additional HTML concepts and CSS styling techniques and create responsive websites. Additional topics include: using tools and techniques to assist in troubleshooting and a brief introduction to JavaScript.

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WEB DESIGN 3 (10152213)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the web design cycle, applies responsive web design concepts and prepares learners for real world website design. Learners will use current responsive frameworks in the creation of a website. Additional topics include the Canvas tag and the management of web projects.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.