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Web-Network Technology, Certificate

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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5101
Curriculum Code: 1670
Campus Location: North
Liberal Arts Division


Program Description

The Web-Network Technology Certificate Program is intended for industry personnel who desire skills training or upgrading; people who want to prepare for an information technology career; and Erie Community College students who want to augment their chosen program with an IT specialty.

The Web-Network Technology Certificate Program provides training in state-of-the-art web network technology including network fundamentals, distributed and client-server architectures, interactive dynamic multimedia human-computer interfaces and presentations and relevant development tools and languages. The Web-Network Technology Program will provide coverage of the complete end-to-end Web technology spectrum from multimedia user clients to information servers.

The courses may also be used as electives or approved electives for the Associate in Science degree in Computer Science. Prerequisite: This program requires that the student has background that includes a working knowledge of some current computer programming language. This prerequisite could be fulfilled by CS 121 or the equivalent or by permission.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of the Web-Network Technology Certificate Program, the student will be able to:

  • perform the client-side design, development, testing and debugging of a basic Web site including the human-computer interface, look and feel, usability, hypertext, linked Web pages, style sheets, graphics, multimedia, scripting languages, dynamic Web pages and navigation mechanisms;
  • perform the server-side design, development, testing and debugging of services required for basic Web sites, including the ability to respond to information requests and operations that require database queries, insertions and updates;
  • address the fundamentals of issues such as deployment, scalability and testing
  • explain the basics of network technology for intranets and internets including topics such as hardware essentials, data transmission, communication mechanisms, protocols, levels of abstraction, topologies and architectures;
  • use leading industry standard development tools, languages and approaches to develop Web network pages and software. Languages include programming, scripting and markup languages. Approaches include object-oriented design and programming;
  • explain and provide examples of the following in industry: Web-network technology applications, usage of internets, intranets, extranets, and development practices and procedures, standards (e.g., W3C standards), ethics and security; and 
  • work as a member of a team whose responsibility is to perform software engineering projects including the design, development, testing and debugging of software for an intranet or Internet Web site.


 Total Degree Credits: 24.0 Credits

Second Semester

Approved Electives:

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