Course Descriptions

All instruction at LAPC will be conducted in English.

Web Software Technology

WST 151 XHTML, CSS and Accessibility (3 Units)

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or equivalent

This course explores the differences between HTML and XHTML while giving students hands-on experience validating Web pages to current standards and utilizing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the aesthetics of a website. This course prepares students to create structurally sound Web pages with advanced graphics, tables, frames, and forms while adhering to legal requirements for accessibility.


WST 154 Web Page Development and Scripting I (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 165 or equivalent.

This course is designed to introduce and develop designers’ scripting skills in the creation of websites. Client- and server- side scripting is covered along with client-side forms validation, browser detection, and processing forms data. Students will also be introduced to creating animated and dynamically updated Web pages.


WST 155 Web Page Development and Scripting II (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 154 or equivalent.

This course builds upon the skills introduced in Web Page Development and Scripting I. The course assumes students are proficient in HTML 4, JavaScript, and a server-side scripting language. Students will gain more advanced techniques in creating interactive and dynamic Web pages. Topics covered include: incorporation of cookies, hidden fields, animations, search functions, database interfaces. MySQL or Microsoft Access will be introduced as well to create various data driven applications. Upon completion, students will have the skills to design and create functional interactive Web sites.


WST 156 Web Media Production (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 154 or equivalent.

This course builds upon the foundational Web design skills and provides students with the skills to add time, sound, motion, and other inter-activities to their Web designs using a variety of authoring tools. In this course, students will gain valuable Web experience through lectures, projects, and demonstrations.


WST 157 Web Planning & Production (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 151, or WST 165, or equivalent

This course prepares students to deliver commercial websites to clients in an efficient and professional manner. Students will be taught how to understand what is needed in a website, how to communicate with clients, and then deliver a product effectively. Utilizing their project management skills and Web design and development techniques, students will create a website for a client that can be used in their portfolio.


WST 165 Web Design I (3 Units)

WST 166 Web Design II (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 151 or equivalent.

These sequential courses introduce students to script editors such as Adobe Dreamweaver to create links, graphics and tables, using HTML and CSS code. They will also learn about selecting an ISP and uploading files to web sites using Content Management Systems (CMS).


WST 167 WordPress (3 Units)

Prerequisite: WST 165 or equivalent.

This course introduces how to manage and create websites using WordPress. Students learn how to manage media on sites, change the appearance of Web pages, and how to gain more control using HTML in Web Pages.