Introduction to Web Design & Development

Course Number: CAS 101
Transcript Title: Intro to Web Design & Devel
Created: April 3, 2015
Updated: July 16, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.


CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience.

Course Description

Explores the different roles, skill sets, jobs, and tools associated with the website development and design industry. Introduces the Web Design Assistant & Development program, including course options, software, and basic web terminology, as well as the uploading of pages to a server using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)and equipment requirements. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of role, job skills and tools for Web Design & Development.
  2. Identify web assistant development and design employment opportunities.
  3. Recognizeand identify current software and technology tools using web design and development terminology.
  4. Evaluate web page quality, usability and accessibility.
  5. Develop an online portfolio forstoringweb design and web development artifacts.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: objective tests or quizzes, scored assignments, projects, class discussion participation and/or journal reflections

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Examine Web DesignAssistant & Development program certificate options
  • Research job opportunities in Web DesignAssistant & Development focus areas
  • Introduce students to course options for the Web DesignAssistant & Development
  • Introduce ‘Writing for the Web’
  • Introduce current software and technology terminology
    • Using a FTP client
    • current course management system
    • Identify computer platform differences and requirements
    • terminology
  • Introduce online portfolio requirements??
    • Discuss importance of online portfolio
    • Process to acquire and store artifacts from degree class
    • Review storage options for artifacts
    • Review online portfolio software resources
  • Learn about tools for evaluating web sites, usability and accessibility.

Department Notes

Open Educational Resources (OER) used for this course-no book required or recommended. Possible web resources-Web Design & Development I (Web D2),