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.
Want to learn more about Web Development? Attend one of our Info Sessions!:
Each course in this mini bootcamp delivers real-world skills essential in website development. Courses can be taken separately based on your previous experience, but no experience is necessary. Taken all together, 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 project or for clients. All our instructors are local, experienced professionals in the field of website development and technology, and are passionately involved in growing the local tech community. The technology skills presented in these courses are current, relevant to today’s job market, and based on industry best practices.
Not all websites are created equal. For your online business presence to yield maximum benefit to your business, all content on the site must be designed to communicate value to your ideal customer in an easy and natural way. In this course, students will learn how to define and plan their website content for the optimal conversion to business goals. This course covers: content blocks and flow, user journey, graphic branding, calls to action, online marketing strategy, mockups and wireframes. DCB 2170
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. DCB 2171
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. DCB 2171
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 website. Prerequisite: Website Development II or equivalent knowledge
(instructor-approved). DCB 2225
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
This course examines the interplay between clear business messaging and search engine optimization. Principles covered include: Niche Service, Location, Speed, Proper Website Structure, Blogs, Target Keywords, Tags, Metadata, Google Analytics basics, Google Search Console basics, Ad-Words basics and Tips and Tricks. DCB 2174