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Welcome to the Internet Authoring Program
Internet Authoring (IA) is a cutting-edge career for
the 21st century and there is a considerable amount of industry demand for
skilled workers. As a Web/mobile/desktop application developer you will experience an exciting and
rewarding career that is beyond compare. IA
combines creative inspiration with technical know-how giving scholars the
opportunity to develop high-paying skills and the ability to excel in a
plethora of exhilarating work environments.
A Web/Mobile/Desktop application developer needs to have a wealth of knowledge and skills to be successful in today's
very competitive job market. MSJC's IA program is
designed for student success. The IA
program is one of the school's most technical as well as challenging programs,
but it keeps students engaged and on track by utilizing empirically
tested learning and instructional strategies combined with cutting-edge
technologies. The program creates real world scenarios and real world challenges for scholars to accomplish and learn from. The
IA program is organized into sequential layers beginning with courses that build foundational skills and ending with courses which give scholars the expertise they need to tackle today's sophisticated Web/mobile/desktop development environments.
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About the Internet Authoring Program
MSJC's Internet Authoring program is organized into 5 layers.
- The Foundation Layer
- The Presentation Layer
- The Interactive Layer
- The Business Logic Layer
- The Database Layer
These five layers are the same five layers used by the Internet community
to define each of the functions of a modern-day professional Web site. By
learning the skills at each of the five layers you will be prepared to tackle any Internet Authoring job you encounter.
Internet Authoring Program Learning Outcomes
How to Earn an A.S. Degree, State Certificate, or Employment
Scholar's will be able to achieve industry recognition
almost immediately by achieving an Apprentice Employment Concentration
certificate from MSJC after completing only 9 units of coursework
(3 required courses, one from each of the first three
IA Roadmap levels).
Scholar's can then build upon that achievement by adding a Journeyman's
certificate from the state of California which demonstrates your mastery of
the Internet Authoring world. To earn the Journeyman's you only have to complete
an additional 9 units of
coursework (2 required courses + 1 elective course). From there you are just one step away from earning your
Associate's degree in Internet Authoring.
Let MSJC's Internet Authoring program help you master the
skills needed to develop rich interactive solutions for desktops, mobile
devices, and the World Wide Web.
Apply for the Apprentice Employment Concentration Certificate
Once you have completed the required courses for the Internet Authoring Apprentice employment concentratiion certificate, use this link to apply for your completion certificate.
Microsoft MTA Certification
By completing the CSIS
103 Introduction to the Internet course, combined with the CSIS 115a Web Development - Level 1 and the CSIS 111b Fundamentals of Computer Programming courses will
prepare you to complete the Microsoft MTA Software Development
Fundamentals exam which will earn you an industry certificate from
Microsoft. The Microsoft certificates are extremely valuable when
applying for work in the fields of Web Development or Information
The Internet Authoring Program Roadmap
Level 1 Employment Concentration
In order to receive an employment concentration certificate in Internet Authoring you must complete a required courses from each of the Apprentice layers of the Internet Authoring program totaling 9 units of coursework.
Level 2 State Certificate (Journeyman
In order to receive a state certificate in Internet Authoring you must have completed the required courses for the Apprentice employment concentration (9 units) + a required course from each of the Journeyman layers (6 units) + 1 elective course (3 units) totaling 18 units of coursework.
Level 3 A.S. Degree
In order to receive an A.S. degree in Internet Authoring you must have completed: all course requirements for the Journeyman certificate,
plus all course requirements which make up one of MSJC's general education options for an A.S. degree (Option A - Local Non-transfer, Option B - Transfer Emphasis, or Option C - Transfer Emphasis). See the
MSJC Catalog for more information about general
education course requirements for earning an A.S. degree and/or talk to a
Click on a layer name in
the table below for more information about the courses, technologies, and certifications you'll be learning about as you proceed through the Internet Authoring program.
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