Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus

CIM225 - Web Development: PHP

6/17/2013 - 7/28/2013 Consult Blackboard Quizzes for Final Due Dates

Contact Info:

Required Textbook
Recommended: Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (3rd Edition)
By Julie Meloni. ISBN: 0672328739;
Sams Publisher: (June 30, 2006)

Recommended Text Fall/2013: PHP Mash Up | Joomla - Drupal - WordPress Book | More Comprehensive PHP Book Online

Class Info For CIM225 Web Development PHP

Course Description
Covers server-side web development using the PHP scripting language. Designed to be a first class on creating dynamic Web pages. Topics covered include: PHP syntax and variables, HTML forms, super globals, arithmetic operations, numbers, strings, control structures arrays, creating functions, file uploading, and directories..
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the PHP scripting language and demonstrate its use in building dynamic web pages.
  2. Prepare PHP programs to perform specified functionality.
  3. Create Functions with PHP.
  4. Access Files and Directories on a server.
  5. Compile and maintain an electronic portfolio.
Course Grading
Course grade consists of blackboard quizzes and assignments, point values for each quiz vary from 5..25 points. Nota bene, we have a special grade breakdown for this class, consult the chart illustrated next. Since this class meets only once a week, you will be required to forward your Saddleback e-mail address to your main e-mail. When sending e-mails, make sure you include cim225 or PHP in subject line. Academic Integrity is critical to passing this course. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. For information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's Written Description. and/or CIM site policy. The course grade will be calculated from:
92-100 A  

Special Course Grading...

You ca select advance assignments,. CMS and learning exercises in order to achieve an A or B grade. For example, A grade Options...

  • Core + 10 CMS + (12-2 Learning Exercises)/2 = 10 + 10/2 = 15 Points (default)
  • Core + 5 CMS + (16-2 Learning Exercises)/2 + 3 Advance Assignments = 5 + 14/2 + 3 = 15 Points
  • Core + 2 CMS + (20-2 Learning Exercises)/2 + 4 Advance Assignments = 2 + 18/2 + 4 = 15 Points
84-91.9 B
65-83.9 C
55-64.9 D
0-54.9 F
Dropping Class
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class. However, Instructor may drop students under the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least 1 assignments and intro quiz two days before the drop without W grade. Click class details link above for exact date.
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade.
  3. When in-class sessions are available, Students who miss 2 or more class session
Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanent

Special Needs

Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113.

Student Services - General student service information is available at the Saddleback College Website. General, academic and service information can be obtained by accessing the Counseling Division and Financial Web sites. Individual and small group counseling information such as academic planning and review of transcripts is available by appointment. All other student services are available on campus during normal business hours.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance.

Tentative Class Schedule