Web Development & Design

Program Overview

In the Web Development & Design program, students will learn to build, code, and publish standards-based content for a variety of formats including the Web, smartphones and tablets. The instructor will present a disciplined approach to software design and coding with students working to achieve mastery level of multiple languages used in interactive design such as HTML5, CSS, XML, JavaScript, and more.
Students will learn about writing, markup, and coding of Web sites while gaining theoretical knowledge about current practices and standards of Web informational design. This will prepare students for the daily demands and obligations of the work environment and emphasize the importance of adherence to copyright laws and regulations for Web content.
Using a practical hands-on approach, Web Development & Design students will develop Web sites and manage content using industry recognized tools.

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Educational & Physical Attributes Expectations
Program Safety & Physical Considerations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent self–discipline to focus for long periods of time
  • Stamina (ability to focus at sitting at a work station for long periods of time)
Essential APTITUDES for this lab – Recommended levels
  • Clerical perception
  • Color discrimination
  • Finger dexterity
  • Locate resources
  • Analyze resources
  • Make inferences
  • Draw conclusions
  • Summarize
  • Work in small groups
  • Identify main idea & differentiate from details
  • Determine word meanings from context
  • Explain the main ideas or draw accurate conclusions after reading text
  • Follow a complex multi–step procedure independently
  • Comprehend written text and apply it to understand tables, charts, and other visuals
  • Learn and apply content–specific acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols correctly
  • Apply content–specific vocabulary correctly
  • Identify and explain how different ideas connect throughout text
  • Read and understand data to solve a problem
  • Compare & contrast information in a text
  • Summarize information from different written resources
  • By the end of grades 9–10 & 11–12 read & comprehend technical texts independently & proficiently
  • Textbook: Learning Web Design, Fifth Edition, Average grade reading level: 12.2
  • Develop and analyze the topic with relevant, well–chosen, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic
  • Produce clear & coherent writing
  • Develop and strengthen writing by brainstorming, revising, editing & rewriting
  • Write with awareness to audience using program–specific vocabulary
  • Clearly convey with precision step–by–step work completed
  • Use technology to produce, publish or share writing
  • Create professional writing that is grammatically correct and publishable
  • Write different types of essays such as: argumentative, informative & explanatory focused on program specific content
Math Levels Numbers and Operations:

    • Grade 6 – Representing Negative Values
    • Algebra 1 – Problem solving with real world units, including conversions


    • NG – Units: English Pixels
    • Grade 7 – Area, volume surface area of objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and right prisms

Algebraic Concepts:

    • Grade 6 – One–step equation solutions – one variable with all non–negative components
    • Grade 7 – Two–step equation solutions – one variable
    • Grade 8 – Slope
    • Grade 8 – Solve any linear equation in one variable – include no solutions/infinitely many solutions
    • Grade 8 – Identifying functions from relations
    • Grade 8 – Graph linear functions
    • Grade 8 – Compare functions represented in different ways (equations, graphs, tables, verbal descriptions)
    • Grade 8 – Linear relationships – rate of change and initial value – analyzing meaning
    • Algebra 1 – Analyze graphs – include those with different scales
    • Algebra 1 – Solve equations for a given variable (rewriting formulas)
    • Algebra 1 – Write an algebraic rule for a pattern
    • Algebra 1 – Model a relationship between two quantities with a function
    • Algebra 1 – Multiple representations of functions

Geometric Concepts:

    • Grade 7 – Angle measure problems (supplementary, complementary, adjacent, angles of a triangle, parallel lines cut by transversal)
    • Grade 7 – Scale drawings of geometric figures
    • Grade 8 – Transformation properties and showing congruence/similarity
    • Geometry – Transformations in the plane – congruence and similarity
    • Geometry – Theorems about lines, angles, triangles, and parallelograms
    • Geometry – Geometric proofs
    • Geometry – Scale models and drawings

Data and Probability:

  • Grade 6 – Mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, and mean absolute deviation
  • Grade 7 – Make predictions/inferences about populations using random samples
  • Grade 7 – Make predictions/inferences about populations using random samples
  • Algebra 1 – Interpret data on various displays – use to make predictions
  • Algebra 2 – Statistical process through sample surveys/experiments/simulations
Theory Time
  • About 1 hour/day
  • About 1 hour/week (incomplete class work)
Lab Time
  • About 4.5 hours/day
  • Concept assessments
  • Concept quizzes
  • Projects
POS Academics and Electives Recommended
  • College Prep English & Math are a component of the DCTS program
  • Possible electives: Creative Writing, Journalism, Yearbook, Psychology or Sociology, Entrepreneurship)
Study & Other Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Application of logic
Technology Skills/Knowledge
  • Use and navigate school–issued laptop
  • Use and navigate school–issued desktop
  • Web navigation
  • Email management
  • Navigate learning management system and instructional technology tools
  • Video conferencing
Certifications Offered
  • OSHA 10
  • IC3 Levels 1–3
Post–Secondary Options and Continuing Ed Option to pursue additional education in:

    • Web Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Web & Digital Designing
    • Video Game Designing
    • Software Development
    • Local/State Postsecondary Schools (i.e. HACC, Harrisburg University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, etc.)

SOAR Articulations

  • Bucks County Community College (9 credits)
  • Montgomery County Community College – Central Campus (9 credits)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (9 credits)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (9 credits)
  • Reading Area Community College (12 credits)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (9 credits)
  • Delaware County Community College (9 credits)