Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DDM 231 - Content Management Systems (Word Press)

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): CIS 120  (formerly offered as CS120)

Course Description: Introduces a broad range of topics related to various Content Management Systems, social media marketing, email marketing and SEO practices that will allow students to explore and understand the fundamentals of building CMS database-driven sites through the creation of their own responsive, user-friendly website. Additional topics will include purchasing and configuring a domain name and web hosting, installing WordPress, content creation and customization, modifying themes using CSS and HTML, choosing and installing plugins and payment platforms, website design trends and UX/UI functionality. Course formerly offered as DDM131.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Review a variety of popularly used CMS applications and understand their functionality and best use.
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate how to purchase and set up a domain name and hosting service.
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate the ability to design, customize and edit widgets, menus and web pages in a CMS dashboard environment to create modern, responsive websites.
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate the ability to customize web pages using HTML and CSS. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#5: Discuss the use of social media marketing, targeting your audience, and best practices across channels.
  • CLO#6: Demonstrate a functional understanding of common e-commerce tools, payment platforms and plugins.
  • CLO#7: Find, identify and install developer supported plugins.
  • CLO#8: Identify current web design trends.
  • CLO#9: Demonstrate a functional understanding of internet privacy, know why it’s important, and apply standard security practices.
  • CLO#10: Discuss UI/UX design and why it’s important in Web 3.0.

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