Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus


(6/16/2014 - 7/25/2014 - Extended Until 7/28/2014 11:55PM)

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Summer 2014
Office Hours E-Mail: Ticket # 14115
Class Site : Room # Online help in bgs248 and cccconf Web-Casts
Central Web-Site Time & Day Optional Tuesday 2PM Web-casts, Blackboard has recorded Web-casts and Videos,
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. Also includes introduction to Word Press/CMS system and how to configure Word Press for E-Commerce. (Formerly CIM 225).
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. Integrate PHP into a MySQL database system.
Course Outcomes
Students who complete this course will be able describe the PHP scripting langauge and demonstrate its use in building dynamic web pages.
Build/Maintain Application: Students who complete this course will be able to fuild and maintain a small local WWW application.
Recommended Textbook either edtion is fine.

Julie Meloni, Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One , Fifth Ed. ISBN: 0672335433 Sams Publisher. 2012

Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (3rd or 4th Edition) By Julie Meloni. ; Sams Publisher: (June 30, 2008)

Course Grading
Course grade consists of assignments, quizzes and tests. Since this is online, you are required to forward your saddleback e-mail address to your main e-mail. When sending e-mails, make sure you include cimw245 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 further information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's Written Description. and the cim site policy. The course grade will be calculated from:
84-91.9 B  
70-83.9 C
60-69.9 D
0-59.9 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 two days before the drop without W grade.
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade.
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 permanen

Special Needs
Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The Web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. 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.

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.

Distance Education Requirements

This is an on online - distance educational course.

The first blackboard announcement will consisely summarize the three key steps in completing the class. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. At the start of the course the three step summary will be sent to your Saddleback e-mail address. Complete all assignments in the order they are listed.

Regular effective contact between the Professor and student is required for success. This class has multiple vidoes and will have weekly webcasts, WordPress and/or blackboard threaded discussion boards, and frequent emails (several per week). When required actual phone calls will be made. Note instructor does have office hours and blackboard provides 24/7 access to illuminate webcasting software.

For additional help: blackboard, login and/or general. - Tentative Schedule