Web Developer

Professional Development, Fast Track


SUNY Ulster Continuing & Professional Education will offer a series of hands-on classes in the field of website development starting Monday, September 20, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fast Track Web Dev Bootcamp is open for total beginners, and professionals can benefit from systematic approach and best practices shared by successful practitioners. Each course can be taken separately based on your previous experience. Taken altogether these courses will provide a solid foundation in website development, and the holistic business perspective one needs to implement a truly effective online business strategy, for your own business or for clients.

This fast track series of classes is designed to be a career accelerator as instructors help you build your working portfolio. If you are already doing things, you can choose the course that fits your needs.

Web Development - Part I

Students are provided with a hands-on introduction to the universal architecture of the web. This course covers website construction with HTML5 and CSS, file structure and hierarchy, design and usability concepts, accessibility-conscious coding, and website hosting and administration. Students will learn website development fundamentals hands-on by building a simple, professional-class website in class.

Web Development - Part II

Students will extend their knowledge of HTML5 & CSS in building multipage websites. Students will explore CSS strategies for managing multi-column layout, responsive design principles, and how to code a website from a design mockup. The course will also cover CSS drop-down menus, tables, forms, and embedded media.

Web Development - Part III: Building Blocks of Dynamic Websites

Students will discover the power of dynamic website coding with an introductory examination of PHP and MySQL. In this course, students will implement basic dynamic functions with PHP, and will hand-code a simple PHP-MySQL application to produce a dynamically-generated blog page. Students will examine similarities between their application and open source Content Management Systems like WordPress, and use what they learned to migrate an existing WordPress we


This course is designed for JavaScript novices who have little or no experience with the language. Students will learn the structure of JavaScript - variables, scope, control flow and functions. Students will create code that interacts with DOM and adds interactive behavior to a website. The course will discuss best practices and introduce jQuery – a widely used JavaScript library.






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