Beginning Web Page Programming Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

R. E. Byrd Business Building 323B

Office Hours

 Students may contact me by email through the course in Blackboard (Send Email).  If you would like to schedule a set day and time to meet, flexibility in my scheduling is available. I will be available for a virtual session via Google Meet.

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Course Information

COVID-19 Protocols

Recording Policy

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Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.

If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.

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As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is

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The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.

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ITSE-1311-001 Beginning Web Page Programming


Prerequisites: Computer literacy

Course Description

Skill development in web programming including mark-up and scripting languages.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 4 lab)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


Although you have outside buying options available, speak with your instructor before buying from a source other than the AC Bookstore. We want to ensure you have the correct product. The book is an online book and required for this course. 

The physical textbook is NOT required. If you do purchase from an outside vendor, make sure and get the 10th edition.


 Access to a PC (personal computer )
 Computers are available in the Computer Lab in the CIS Department at the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College.
 Reliable access to the Internet
 Access to the SSH
 Notepad ++ or BBEdit (formally known as Text Wrangler) for MAC
 USB Flashdrive (if you are on a public computer)

Student Performance

 Discuss background information and perspectives on the Internet, the Web, and HTML.
 Use all the key aspects of HTML5, including common elements such as paragraphs, headings, and lists.
 Understand and user various types of hyperlinks
 Configure color and text with CSS
 Incorporate visual elements and graphics
 Develop web sites using recommended web design practices and accessibility
 Understand CSS techniques for positioning and floating web page elements
 Work with two-column and three-column CSS page layout.
 Work with CSS sprites, configure CSS for print, CSS media queries,& CSS3 Flexible Box Layout Module
 Design pages for the mobile web
 Work with Tables
 Create user-input forms.
 Add media and interactivity to web pages including HTML5 video, audio, CSS Image Gallery, and ja vascript .
 Work with e-commerce security and order processing on the Web
 Develop strategies for site promotion from the developer's point of view, utilizing search engine optimization
Students will develop a three page website and publish that site to a web server.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to maintain a high standard of individual honor in their scholastic work. Students who are guilty of cheating, plagiarism, copying, or dishonesty may be excluded from class with a grade of F; or, in flagrant cases, may be suspended from the College.
The faculty of the CIS Department reserves the right to ask a student to verify any portion of a test by reproducing any specific section or all of the test in question. Any action that compromises the computer systems at Amarillo College, including but not limited to hacking or cracking, can result in a grade of "F" in this course and possible further disciplinary action.

Grading Criteria

Final grades will be assigned as indicated below.

Criteria    Grade
>89.5%       A
>79.5%       B
>69.5%       C
>59.5%       D
<59.5%       F
Your grade for the course is based on the following:
Chapter Website Case Study Assignments:     40%    (drop the lowest score)
Semester Project:                                             60%    
All course work is provided for each student at the beginning of the semester, along with due dates. It is your responsibility to complete each assignment on the scheduled dates.

Your grade for the course is based on the following:

Chapter Website Case Study Assignments:           40% (drop the lowest score)

Semester Project:                                                   60%  
Chapter Website Case Study Assignments:  The Chapter Website Case Study Assignments will be the Fish Creek Animal Clinic Case Study at the end of each chapter. These can be found in the Summary section for each appropriate chapter. These Website Case Study Assignments will be vital for you to complete your Semester Project. They start in Week 2 and build each week. It is critical that you not skip your weekly Chapter Website Case Study Assignments. They are due each Sunday at 10:00 PM and the solution image files will be opened each Sunday at 11:30PM. It is your responsibility to correct your code each week before starting the next Case Study Assignment. You will also have a Casita: Fix Broken Website assignment that is included in this category. You will download and extract the files to your computer. To get to the instructions, you will open the index.html file in a browser.

Semester Project: Your project is worth 60% of your semester grade. The topic of your web site must be approved by your instructor.

Purpose: To design, develop, and publish a web site using recommended design practices.

Graded: Your project will be broken down into one Reflection Assignment, four Phases, and one Final Phase. Each Phase is worth the following point values:

  • Phase 1:           30 Possible Points
  • Phase 2:           70 Possible Points
    • Phase 2.1         40 Possible Points
    • Phase 2.2         15 Possible Points
    • Phase 2.3         15 Possible Points
  • Phase 3:           100 Possible Points
  • Phase 4             100 Possible Points
  • Final Phase       100 Possible Points     

The Reflection Assignment is worth 100 points.

This will be worth 5-100’s to be averaged and weighted at 60% of your final grade.


  • All Week 1 assignments must be completed by the end of Week 1 in order to be considered Present in the course. Failure to complete all assignments by this date may lead to an administrative drop from the course.
  •  Check your email daily.  The email address used by your instructor is the email issued to each AC student. Your instructor will communicate important course updates, guidance, and hints via email.
  •  Complete assignments by the scheduled date/time.  There is a "no late work" policy, except in extreme circumstances.
  •  Attendance for seated classes will be taken during each class period. See the attendance policy in the Grading Criteria section. Attendance for online classes will be monitored by access log-in dates recorded in Blackboard and completing required assignments.  Excessive absence or lack of participation may result in failure of the course.
  •  Students should plan on spending a minimum of 10-12 hours per week on this course. Actual amounts will vary depending on weekly assignments and topic complexity.
  •  Due to the nature of this course and the volume of work required to master this material, students are rarely successful when attempts are made to complete work during one or two days each week. Please schedule your time, so that you can devote the appropriate energy and effort to achieve success in this course.
  •  Your instructor, Karen Boatman, may be contacted by email through the course in Blackboard. If Blackboard is not available, please email  In-person meetings or additional help are available if needed or desired. Please contact by email to set up a convenient day/time.
  •  Emails are typically answered within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response within that time frame, please resend your message as a reminder.


ITSE 1311, Beginning Web Page Programming

The schedule below represents a planned outline for the course. Actual dates are subject to change. Please check your email daily for course updates from your instructor.
Assignments are due by 10 pm each Sunday during Weeks 1-7; assignments are due by 5 pm in Week 8.

See the checklist posted in your Blackboard course each Week as a mechanism to monitor due dates and your progress in the course.

Week 1: 

  • Course Policy Quiz
  • DropBox Assignment 1
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Chapter 1

Week 2:

  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3 
  • Semester Project Phase 1 DropBox

Week 3:

  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Semester Project Phase 2 DropBox (Includes 3 parts)

Week 4:

  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 13
  • Fix Broken Website

Week 5:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 12
  • Semester Project Reflection

Week 6:

  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Semester Project Phase 3 DropBox

Week 7:

  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Semester Project Phase 4

Week 8:

  • Semester Project Final Phase DropBox
  • Chapter 14

This course requires work outside of class. 

The calendar above represents a planned outline for the course. Actual dates are subject to change. Please check your email daily for course updates from your instructor. 

Additional Information


June 6:               Summer Classes Begin
June 13:             Census Day (Administrative Drop for Non-Attendance)
June 20:              Juneteenth (Campus Closed)
July 4:                 Independence Day (Campus Closed)
July 20:               Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Classes
July 28:               Summer Classes End
August 22:          Fall Classes Begin


  • Open Computer Labs: The Business Systems and Emerging Technology Department hosts an open computer lab on the 2nd Floor of the Byrd Business Building. Labs are open 7 days a week. Assistance with this course and/or technical assistance are available in the computer labs. Visit the Computer Information Systems (CIS) website for additional details.
  • Computer Services Center: Located within the AC Bookstore, trained staff will diagnose computer-related issues and repair problems on a fee-for-service basis. Laptop rentals are also available. Visit the Computer Services Center website for additional details.
  • Student & Faculty Help Center: Located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons, the Help Center provides technical support to students and faculty. The Help Center offers assistance in logging into AC Connect, Blackboard, resetting passwords, and general computing and software questions. Visit the Student & Faculty Help Center website for more information.


  • Tutoring: A variety of options are available when you need a little extra help in a course (online, walk-in, one-on-one. Visit the Tutoring website for more information.
  • Writers' Corner: Writers' Corner offers one-on-one tutoring to review assignment requirements, provide constructive feedback, and guide students through all phases of the writing process. Writer’s Corner will not edit you work, but will help you get on the right path. Visit the Writer’s Corner website  for more information.
  • DisAbility Services: DisAbility Services helps students by providing necessary accommodations for course success and to facilitate access to all services and programs at Amarillo College. Visit the DisAbility Services website.
  • Learn about using AC Connect (Blackboard) and using features of our course by reviewing the following tutorials:


  • Advocacy & Resource Center: The Advocacy & Resource Center is located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons. A variety of resources are available in the areas of social services, a food pantry, a clothing closet, and adult student programs. Visit the Advocacy & Resource Center website
  • Counseling Center: At the Counseling Center, student and counselor work together to develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome barriers to success. All services are free and confidential. Visit the Counseling Center website
  • Legal Clinic: The Legal Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic assisting enrolled AC students on various legal issues including family law, immigration, probate, landlord-tenant issues, and general legal matters. Visit the Legal Clinic website.


Syllabus Created on:

05/25/22 1:10 PM

Last Edited on:

05/25/22 1:23 PM