This course offers various tools and skills needed to transition into the web industry. Through exercises and assignments, students will refine their ability to launch their future web careers by presenting their skills to potential employers and appropriate positions.The exercises will help students clarify their own strengths and skills as needed to enter the workforce: a good portfolio, a strong resume, cover letter writing skills, interviewing skills, and how to build contacts.
Objectives & Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of WEB120, you will be able to:
- Produce an industry-oriented portfolio
- Revise and/or create an industry-oriented resume
- Revise and/or create effectively written cover letters
- Create a reserve of online job-related resources
- Connect with local industry professionals
- Refine and practice interviewing strategies
- Develop on online profile that supports continuous career growth
Recommended Text: Ace the IT Job Interview! by Paula Moreira, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Edition: Jan. 2008, Format: Paperback, ISBN-10: 0071495789, ISBN-13: 9780071495783
Required Materials: Minimum 2 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs, e-mail capability, SCCC student login & password, personal online webhost like Free-Space.net
Presentation: Discussions, demos, guest speakers
Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments.
Attendance and Participation: 20%, mandatory with active participation. 10 points will be lost for every guest speaker missed.
- Assignments will prepare students to interact in the web careers web field
- Assignments will be "assigned" according to the website schedule and discussed/demoed in class
- Assignments will be "due" according to the assignment pages and marked down 20% for every day they are late, and on 3 late day will be marked down 100%
- Students are responsible for understanding/following the assignment information on assignment pages, and noting/ following assignment information given in class.
- Students also responsible for learning, securing, and using a server for uploading work.
- Students are responsible for contacting instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail to note if there is a problem with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.
For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled.
SCCC Tutoring Center: http://seattlecentral.edu/dept/tutor.php
Location: SCCC Library
Hours: Check for Summer hours.
(Americans with Disabilities Act) If you need course adaptations or Accommodations because of
a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me ASAP.