Internet Developer (CIS122)

Professor: Priscilla Grocer

Office: K-112
Phone: 508-678-2811 ext 2403
Email: Check with me about other email address to use for homework.

Course Description (from catalog): The course emphasizes the technical design, development and implementation of effective Web sites, and students learn what makes a Web site work effectively. The course teaches XHTML, HTML, and CSS and introduces JavaScript. It also introduces software to develop and maintain sites. Students develop and maintain their own web sites using these development techniques. In addition, students learn to work effectively with Internet navigation, access tools and analyze the techniques to attract viewers to their web site.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete Internet Developer will be able to:

Specific goals to meet these objectives include:

Material to be covered:

Course outline for code:
These are the coding topics to be covered. The order will be different to accommodate technical needs and to give students time to work on a Web page.
  1. HTML, XHTML and HTML5 Web pages
    1. Basics of HTML, XHTML and HTML5
    2. More advanced use of HTML, XHTML and HTML5
    3. Browser differences
    4. Installing a Web page
    5. Maintaining a Web page
  2. Cascading Style Sheets
    1. Using with HTML
    2. Using with XHTML
    3. Using with HTML5
  3. JavaScript
    1. Learning basic JavaScript
    2. Integrating script code
Course outline for general topics:
These are the topics to be covered. The order will be different to accommodate technical needs and to give students time to work on a Web page.
  1. Web tools
    1. Using e-mail and attachments
    2. Other Internet tools
  2. Searching and researching
    1. Directories
    2. Advanced search strategies for search engines
  3. Web site
    1. Why do you need a Web site
    2. What you need to get started
    3. Where you put your page
    4. Gathering, select, organize and prepare information
    5. Accessibility considerations
    6. Ethical considerations
    7. Cultural and global considerations
    8. Hardware, paths and navigation
    9. Working with operating systems and software
    10. Application software
    11. Uploading and downloading
    12. Hosts
    13. Domains
    14. Interaction
    15. Promotion
  4. Designing effective Web pages
    1. Preparation
    2. Design methods and good design concepts
    3. Site flow and design
    4. Graphics
    5. Ongoing support
    6. Managing site


Text and materials: No text is required for this course. Students can find the material they will need at the course site and on the Internet. There will be a lot of homework assignments involving the Internet and a lot of projects. Students will search the Web, participate in discussions, subscribe to services etc. Multiple web pages will be produced using HTML5, CSS and Java Script and several of these will be installed on the Internet. Maintenance will also be required. Scheduling information about assignments, projects and exams will be kept on the Web site. Students are responsible for checking the schedule.


Your commitment: For each hour in class, you should plan to put in 2 to 3 hours outside of class so you need to recognize that commitment and include it in your planning.
Below there is a TENATIVE schedule of homework based on previous semesters that will give you an idea of what you need to accomplish to be successful in the class. You are also required to read the chapters in the book and do outside research as assigned.

Week #1 No class        Week #2 Survey, HTML5/XHTML assignment, web search
Week #3 CSS, link and table assignment, validation        Week #4 Tables, images and mapping assignment, exercise
Week #5 Syllabus assignment, css assignment        Week #6 Template assignment, effective research, web site project
Week #7 JavaScript assignment        Week #8 JavaScript assignment, using web
Week #9 JavaScript quiz, function assignment        Week #10 JavaScript interactive assignment
Week #11 Calculate total JS problem, updating and maintenance assignment        Week #12 Payroll JS problem, second web site project
Week #13 Coding JS quiz, DOM assignment        Week #14 DOM assignment
Week #15 Prepare for final        Final Final exam and status sheet required

It is very important that you let me know if you are having problems so we can work out a plan. I set up help sessions you can attend every week and I also am available for help via email. Please take advantage of my availability and don't let yourself get behind! I truly want to see you succeed!


Assignments and programs are graded using either number grades or letter grades based on the following (A=90-100), B=(80-89), C=(70-79), D=(60-69), F=below 60). The students grade for the course will use the same scale and will be based on the percentages explained in the grading section. Plus and minus grades will be given.
Many of the assignments in this class are open ended - the grading will be based on how well the project demonstrates mastery of the material. Students who do a minimum of work will be graded accordingly. Assignments are only accepted if they are credible work and meet the minimum requirements and standards for that assignment. Assignments that are not accepted can be resubmitted. Resubmission is allowed on graded assignments, with permission of the instructor. You cannot earn an A+ on an assignment that is resubmitted. The instructor will only accept, without penalty, resubmissions on credible work. Resubmissions must be done within a week to avoid additional penalties for late assignments.
Note: To achieve an A+, on open-ended assignments, students must have done sufficient extra work in development or implementation tot make the assignment standout. In doing assignments, students must do their own work. Relying too heavily on my examples or working too closely with someone else will be penalized.
Assignments are due the week after they are assigned. Late assignments will be penalized. Points will be taken from the 10% of the grade based on responsibility and involvement. For purposes of this class, the week will end at midnight on Thursday. The new week will start on Monday morning.

Attendance: Because this course can be taken over the web, in class, or a mixture of the two, attendance is based on email communication. Students must report their status once a week. This report can be combined with the submission of an assignment.

Bristol Community College Withdrawal Policy:
Students are responsible for withdrawing officially if they stop attending any or all classes. Faculty no longer have the ability to withdraw a student from a class. A grade of "F" will be assigned to any student who stops attending a course but does not officially withdraw. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before making any changes to their schedule. Withdrawals effect Satisfactory Academic Progress and can place the student at risk for academic probation or dismissal. Students who use financial aid and who subsequently withdraw may be required to return some or all funds received. Withdrawals are accepted until the tenth week of classes. Students may withdraw online in accessBCC, in person at any Enrollment Center, or via their college email to Email requests must come from the student's BCC college email address and must include the student's name, BCC student ID number, and course information (CRN, course and section number). Email from non-college accounts will not be accepted. If a student officially withdraws after the third week of classes, there will be no tuition or college fee refunds. For more information, see the College Catalog at: Students with questions should contact Enrollment Services via any of the methods mentioned above or at 774-357-2590.

Methodology: This course is sometimes offered using Student Option and sometimes as a Hybrid. The material is available in class and on the web: it is a combination of lectures and interactive projects with supplementary information available on the Web site for the course. Lectures are recorded and put online and Smartboard notes are captured and put on line for all inclass sessions. For other classes, lectures and notes are available. All students should read the assigned notes, study the presentations available and avail themselves of other resources at the web site in mastering the course material. In addition, students will be working independently on projects designed to give them additional computer skills and practical experience in designing and developing web pages.. When appropriate, exercises and problem solving techniques are used. This syllabus is not to be construed as a contract in any way, shape, manner or form. This syllabus contains a suggested course outline and will be generally followed, subject to change according to the instructor’s discretion and needs. Academic flexibility is important!