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COURSE NUMBER: INFO230
COURSE TITLE:Web Programming: PHP/MySQL
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online, In-Person, Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students in this course will enhance their knowledge of web site design and implementation using server side scripting language PHP and the database tool MySQL. Students will learn how to create dynamically generated web pages using PHP and database connectivity.

PREREQUISITES:
INFO174 and an introductory programming course (INFO135, INFO165, or INFO232) with a grade "C" or better or consent of instructor.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the role of PHP and the server / client requirements for using PHP
  • Use PHP variables, functions, and operators
  • Use decisions and loops
  • Use form validation
  • Use PHP to manage session state information
  • Create functions
  • Manipulate data in a database using PHP and MySQL
  • Work in PHPMyAdmin tool
  • Use browser developer tools to test and debug

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Intro to PHP
  2. Variables
  3. Forms
  4. Using numbers and strings
  5. Control structures
  6. Arrays
  7. Cookies and sessions
  8. Functions
  9. Databases using MySQL

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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