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Computer Science
Overview
Computer Science At Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC), you will have the opportunities to design real websites, work in small groups, and solve challenging projects. Expert faculty enhance and challenge your learning by working with you individually as you work to solve examples and cases that are similar to what you will encounter in an Information Technology (IT) environment.
Program

Below is the link to the list of courses suggested for students pursuing a Computer Information Systems degree. The list is divided into 4 semesters, but you may not have to take classes in the order listed below. Talk to your advisor about what is best for you. For detailed information on the listed courses refer to course descriptions.




Certificate

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level and/or advanced positions in the Information Technology (IT) industry with such titles as Web Designer, Web Developer or Web Editor. Upon completion of course work, the graduate will: (1) Understand the history, evolution and concepts of the Internet and the World Wide Web, (2) Perform basic functional operations on the World Wide Web, including browsing and searching the Web, using e-mail and advanced communication tools, and FTP (FileTransfer Protocol), (3) Understand the role of the Internet, Intranets, and Internet tools in business, be able to plan, design, develop and maintain Internet Web pages using industry standard web language and authoring tools, and (4) Be able to plan, design, develop, and maintain interactive dynamic Web pages containing currenet web scripting languages.

All courses must be completed with a "C" or better to earn Web Site Development Certificate. Due to prerequisite requirements on some of the courses, this certificate will require 2-3 semesters to complete.




Courses

You will find a variety of Computer Science courses offered at Western. Below is a link to the Computer Science courses we offer. Some of these courses are required for Computer Science majors; please check the suggested program to see a complete list of required courses. Courses in other academic areas are also required for a Computer Science Degree; please check the College Catalog for course descriptions not listed below. To check course availability, please check the College Class Schedule.




Required Software

For the 18-Hour Web Site Development Certificate, the following software is required.

Computer Information Systems (COSC 1200) Microsoft Office Suite
Programming (COSC 2409) Microsoft Visual Studio - FREE from https://www.dreamspark.com/
Web Development I (COSC 1350) Web Browser, NotePad or WordPad - FREE
Web Development II (COSC 2350) or WWW Authoring: Dreamweaver (CMAP 1890) Expression Web - FREE from https://www.dreamspark.com/ or Adobe Dreamweaver
* Computer Graphics: PhotoShop (CMAP 2600) PhotoShop - http://www.adobe.com/
Web Page Dynamics and Scripting (COSC 2360) or Digital Multimedia Design: Flash/Fireworks (CMAP 1875) JavaScript and Java - FREE


Below are 2 additional Adobe classes that you can take for the Web certificate as well:
* WWW Authoring: Dreamweaver (CMAP 1890) Dreamweaver - http://www.adobe.com/
* Digital Multimedia Design: Flash/Fireworks (CMAP 1875) Flash/Fireworks - http://www.adobe.com/


* For Adobe products you can get a 30-day trial version of the software from Adobe's website. Students can purchase the Creative Suite Design Premium, Upgrade Information, or purchase a subscription. Find the option that works best for you.

For more information, contact Carla Hester-Croff at (307) 382-1745 or chester@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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