WEB170 » Syllabus

Class: Content Management Systems with WordPress
Quarter: Summer 2017
Time: M/W from 1:00PM to 3:50PM in room BE3156
Credits: 4.0
Class Hours: 44
Type of Course: Workforce Education Preparatory
Length of Course: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: WEB120 & ITC240 (or concurrent enrollment)

Course Description:

This course gives an overview of the basic principles and practices of professional website design and development while focusing on content management and custom theme creation using the open-source technology of WordPress.

Course Goals:

The students will design and develop a website for a small to medium sized business or their own portfolio site while focusing on the development principles associated with the use of WordPress.

This class will provide the student with a case study and website portfolio piece to present to potential employers.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of WEB170, the student will be able to:

  • Install and set-up WordPress to a server
  • Add and manage content through WordPress
  • Use, customize and create WordPress themes
  • Use and customize WordPress functions and loops
  • Install and utilize WordPress plugins and widgets
  • Have a WordPress website of their very own to impress their friends

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Evaluation Methods:

Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments:

  • Assignments will create an overall Class Project to be presented at the end of the quarter
  • Assignments require critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Assignments will be “due” according to the class Schedule (Spring)*
  • Students are responsible for assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students are also responsible for assignment information given in class
  • Assignments will be marked down 25% for every week they are late

*Students must check the schedule before asking the instructor, “When is this due?”

Code of Ethics:

All downloads provided by this site are the intellectual property of the respected author(s) and are available for example and resource purposes only. Students are expected to create their own design and production work and write their own code. Turning in downloaded and or copied and pasted code as your own assignment work is considered to be plagiarism and is subject to disciplinary action by the college.

Student Conduct:

It is the intention of SCCC to provide both a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty and staff. To maintain and promote that environment, the college subscribes to a specific code of conduct, which is in accord with the Washington Administrative Code for all public institutions.

ADA Statement:

Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements in case of building evacuation, or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the disability support services office (DSS) in Rm. 1112. Once the disability is verified with DSS you will be given a letter of accommodation that should be to handed to your instructor.


This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

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