Course ID Reference Number Title
CTS1860C 356751 I-Net+
CGS1557C 356750 Internet Site Design*

*CGS1557C has been replaced on central campus by the CIW foundations certification course CTS1860C please see reference #351991.

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This course is a vendor-neutral, entry-level course that provides students with baseline technical knowledge and skills of Internet, intranet, and extranet technologies, independent of specific Internet-related career roles. Students will gain a basic knowledge and/or competency of Internet skills and tasks in 5 core content areas: Internet Basics and Clients, Development, Networking, Internet Security, and Business Concepts. The skills developed by students completing this course will help prepare them for the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certification exam.

CIW Foundations is a three-course series that teaches the essential, hands-on skills and knowledge that Internet professionals are expected to understand. The CIW Foundations series of courses prepares students to take the high-stakes CIW Foundations certification exam. Those who pass the CIW Foundations exam earn the highly respected CIW Associate certification, which is recognized throughout the industry as validating essential Internet skills for the workplace. The CIW Associate certification proves that an individual has evolved from being an Internet consumer to an Internet producer, capable of producing real-world Internet applications. A CIW Associate certificant can use common Internet-ready applications, can create properly formed HTML/XHTML documents, knows CGI and database essentials, and can troubleshoot networks.

Internet Business Foundations prepares students to work effectively in today's business environment. This course discusses the tasks involved in various Information Technology (IT) job roles. It teaches students about Internet connection methods, Internet protocols, the Domain Name System (DNS), the basic functions of Web browsers, the components of Web addresses, the use and control of cookies, objects and their relationship to multimedia, and the purpose and installation of plug-ins. This course also provides competency in using browsers to download and manage files, defining databases, distinguishing among Web search engines, and conducting basic and advanced Web searches. Students learn to configure e-mail clients and use e-mail, use various Internet services and tools, communicate effectively over the Internet, identify Internet security measures, and apply project management concepts and skills to all IT job roles.

Site Development Foundations teaches students essential Web page development skills. This course teaches students to develop Web sites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible HTML (XHTML), and incorporating images, hyperlinks, tables, forms and frames. Students will learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools, and to use CGI to connect to databases. Other topics include validating XHTML code, recognizing the importance of marketing, implementing fundamental design concepts, identifying e-commerce solutions, and relating Web site development to business goals. The course also provides an introduction to tasks, job roles and careers in Web development. Throughout the course, students will learn how Web sites are developed as managed projects and how to work as a productive part of a Web site development team. Hands-on labs include real-world scenarios based on a previously live version of the Habitat for Humanity site (

Network Technology Foundations teaches essential networking technologies and skills, including TCP/IP, stable network creation, wireless networking and network troubleshooting. Students will learn to use various network components and protocols that enable users to share data quickly and easily. This course discusses transmission media types, network architecture and topologies, secure communication, and the OSI reference model and its relationship to packet creation. This course also provides competency in the functions and features of internetworking server types, basic hardware and operating system maintenance procedures, and the importance and use of RFC documents. Other topics include routing, IP addressing, IP address classes, subnet masks and essential network security concepts, including authentication, encryption and firewalls. Students also explore career opportunities in the IT industry and effective methods for communicating technical information.

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Term: Fall 2008
Dates: 08.18.08 thru 10.10.08
Day(s): Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm - 10:15pm
Campus: Central
Building: 19
Room: TBA

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Software: TBA


Book Title(s): Internet Business Foundations
(Published by: ComputerPREP/ Prosoft Learning Corporation)
Site Development Foundations
(Published by: ComputerPREP/ Prosoft Learning Corporation)
Network Technology Foundations
(Published by: ComputerPREP/ Prosoft Learning Corporation)


Storage Media: SanDisk 1 GB Cruzer Micro


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Instructor: Todd Price
Email Address:
Office Telephone: 954.201.6723
Fax Number: 954.201.6439
Office Location: TBA
Office Hours: TBA

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COURSE CONTENT (Subject to Change):

The course content will be based upon the lessons within the assigned text book(s).

 Sessions Text Activity
Session 1 Tropical Storm Fay
Session 2   Introduction
Session 3 Internet Business Foundations Lesson 1: Information Technology and the Internet
Lesson 2: Web Browsing
Lesson 3: Multimedia on the Web
Intro to HTML
Session 4 Internet Business Foundations Lesson 4: Databases and Web Search Engines
Lesson 5: E-Mail and Personal Information Management
Session 5 Internet Business Foundations Lesson 6: Internet Services and Tools
Lesson 7: Internet Security
Lesson 8: IT Project Management
Session 6 Site Development Foundations Lesson 1: Introduction to Web Site Development
Lesson 2: Markup Language and Site Development Essentials
Lesson 3: XHTML Coding
Lesson 4: Horizontal Rules and Graphical Elements
Session 7 Site Development Foundations Lesson 5: Hyperlinks
Lesson 6: Tables
Lesson 7: Web Forms
Lesson 8: Image Techniques
Session 8 Exam 1
Session 9 Site Development Foundations Lesson 9: Frames
Lesson 10: GUI HTML Editors
Lesson 11: Advanced Web Technologies
Session 10

Site Development Foundations
Network Technology Foundations

Lesson 12: E-Commerce Practices
Lesson 1: Introduction to Networking
Lesson 2: TCP/IP Suite and Internet Addressing
Session 11 Network Technology Foundations Lesson 3: Internetworking Servers
Lesson 4: Hardware and Operating System Maintenance
Lesson 5: Network Security and IT Career Opportunities
Session 12 TBA TBA
Session 13 Exam 2
Session 14 Exam 2 (Make up)

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Evaluations Number Points Total Points
Assignments* 16 50 800
Exams† 2 100 200

*includes lab & homework assignments
†Exam topics will be based on topics within the text and/or classroom lecture.

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Points Percentage Letter Grade
900-1000 90-100% A
800-899 80-89% B
700-799 70-79% C
600-699 60-69% D
0-599 0-59% F

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Late homework and/or late lab assignments will have a (-5) points per day penalty applied.

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It is the responsibility of the student to attend and participate in the class. The students are expected to meet all assigned deadlines. It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw from the class before the last date of withdrawal.

Faculty will report student non-attendance. If you stop submitting assignments or fail to take tests prior to the withdrawal date, you will be administratively withdrawn from class and receive a W or, if it is your third course attempt, an F. If you stop participating after the withdrawal date, you will receive a WF that will then be computed as an F in your GPA. To avoid this situation, you should remain an active learner in this class and always communicate extenuating circumstances to your instructor. Ongoing communication with your instructor is critical to your course success. Your instructor will use completion of tests, homework, and other class assignments as indicators of your participation in order to satisfy this reporting requirement.

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If a student wishes to withdraw from this course, he/she must do so prior to the date specified in the college catalog.

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The purpose of the “I” grade is to allow students who have had an illness or death in the family or other relatively traumatic event occur close to the end of the term such that the student, under the circumstances, could not reasonably be expected to prepare and/or take tests or quizzes as scheduled. These situations must be documented by the student and submitted to me before I will agree to assign an “I” grade. The student and I will enter into an agreement regarding what work the student must complete and when the work is to be completed. In any event, College policy provides that “I” grades will automatically become “F” grades one full term after the term for which the “I” grade was assigned.

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When a student submits work as his own to an instructor but such work in whole or in part did not originate with the student or the copied work is not given due credit, then the student is engaging in academic dishonesty. This includes copying answers from another person’s test, and submitting lab problems or other assignments that are in some part copied from others or are insignificant revisions from someone else’s work. Unless you are told otherwise, your projects are not to be done in groups. If it is discovered that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty, he/she will receive a failing grade for this course.

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The college’s emergency telephone number is (954) 201-4900. It is to be used when there are unusual circumstances such as hurricane or other weather phenomenon that may be disruptive to the College’s schedule of operations. By calling this number, students can find out whether or not the College is in normal operation or when to expect normal operation to occur.

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