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Become an expert web and app programmer with our newest concentration! Gain credentials for developer management positions.
For industry professionals, recent computer science graduates, as well as newcomers to the industry.
Career options include:
• Web Developer
• Application Developer
• Web Programmer
• Mobile App Developer
• Mobile Engineer
Web & App Development
Web & App Development
Web and Application Development Required Courses
Database Management and Administration
- This course provides students with a solid foundation in database management and design concepts and related skills. The course will explore database design techniques such as database models, normalization, database modeling/design tools such as Microsoft Visio and UML, database management concepts such as indexing, database implementation techniques using a RDBMS such as SQL Server Express. Students will design and implement databases and use SQL to construct simple queries, sub-queries, and basic inner joins to retrieve and manipulate data.
Prerequisite: WMMN 607 or equivalent
Web and Application Development
- Introduces the development of Internet-based applications using client/server-side scripting. Modern programming principles and best practices related to web and application development are reviewed, as well as the creation of dynamic websites and mobile applications. The course addresses organizational concerns about web applications, maximum use of technology in today's market, and retention of data integrity. Students develop and implement dynamic, interactive, database-driven client/server applications using various technologies. Students will learn how to develop a website through the use of code using scripting languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Prerequisite: Completion of required preparatory courses (if applicable).
Advanced Web and Application Development
- Expands on the material covered in MSIN 617 by presenting advanced concepts of server-side languages used to develop more robust web or mobile applications and increase the level of interaction between client and server communication. Explores advanced techniques for web and application programming using current technologies, with a focus on applying advanced scripting technologies to the design and development of large web applications. Major topics include tiered application design, transacted web applications, components, and web services.
Prerequisite: MSIN 617
- Learn the basics of server side programming covering common computer science concepts like variables, logical expressions, loops, and functions as well as more advanced topics like form validation, I/O, user interfaces and version control. We take a deep dive into understanding how to connect our web application to database servers and perform CRUD operations for updating the database with the end goal of developing a dynamic and persistent web application.
Prerequisite: MSIN 625
Web and Application Development Elective Courses
- This course explains why database security is becoming increasingly important and critical to businesses and individuals. It demonstrates different methods/approaches that can be used to compromise the data in a database and what types of remedies can be applied. It addresses the underlying concepts of security and shows how database security can be realized by implementing Windows OS security, network security, SQL Server security and Web application security. It describes how auditing is used to help implement database security. It illustrates how a robust backup and recovery plan can help secure a database. Students will implement database security using Windows OS and SQL Server.
Prerequisite: MSIN 615, MSIN 616
Web Database Application Development
- Introduces the principles and practices for implementing and designing medium-sized web database applications. Students learn to apply web programming technology and tools for database implementation to the web, including server-side scripting, session management, and authentication. Also investigated are Internet database application issues including database design, human computer interface (HCI) techniques, and evaluation criteria for designing good web database applications.
Prerequisite: MSIN 615
Professional Internship Experience
- The student will work in a professional environment, for a minimum of 480 hours over a period of at least two semesters. Students may secure an internship independently or may work with the GST Department of Career Services. Weekly logs and examples of work are required for the successful completion of the internship, and are reviewed by the Faculty Internship Coordinator, upon completion of the internship. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in their chosen field of expertise to complement their coursework. The Internship must be approved in advance by the program chair.
Pre- or Corequisite: Permission of the Program Chair
Any Other Elective Approved by the Dean
Web and Application Development Preparatory Courses
Students with insufficient background in computer science or information systems will be required to complete some or all of these courses:
- The IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills. ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certification. The course also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA.
1 Credit AND/OR
Computer Hardware and System Security
- This course introduces computer hardware, software, and security skills needed to meet the growing demand for entry-level information technology (IT) professionals. It covers the fundamentals of PC computer technology, networking, and security with emphasis on the software portion of the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification examination. Students develop working knowledge of how computers operate, how to assemble computers, how to troubleshoot (hardware and) software issues, and implement computer system security.
Introduction to Programming
- This course introduces students to problem solving techniques used in programming. Students will learn object-oriented and event driven programming concepts including language constructs, logical structures, file management and error trappings. Students will program in the Alice 2.3 3-D Programming Language Environment that was specifically developed to make learning programming more accessible and exciting to students. Students will learn how to create and use objects and their properties and methods, as well as how to write code for custom object methods. Students will utilize programming control structures such as loops, selection structures, methods, and classes.
3 Credits OR
- TThis course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn the standard concepts of input/output, variables, control structures, and functions as well as practical skills such as testing and debugging methodology. Other languages and concepts which are relevant to the course material will be introduced as they come up and students will receive suggestions for researching these topics further on their own.
3 Credits OR
Database Concepts and Design
- This course covers the database concepts that are the foundation and building blocks of sound database design and management. It explains why good database design is critical to the accurate and efficient storage and retrieval of data. The course will explore database design techniques such as database models, database modeling/design tools using Microsoft Visio. The course identifies the functions provided by a database management system to help insure the integrity of data. It teaches students how to design a database that maximizes data integrity using normalization techniques. Students will use MS Access interface to create and populate a database. It also covers the use of SQL to create and populate tables, retrieve and update data.