• Overview - 2019/2020

    Starting Fall 2018, this program will be located downtown! Learn more.

    No doubt, we're in the golden age of internet and web development. From the furthest reaches of the globe, to our personal smartphones, the world is connected in ways once unimaginable. If you're passionate about the opportunities available to tech-savvy people, the Internet Applications and Web Development program will open doors to the online world of limitless career potential.

    You'll be focused on the construction of various types of web applications using leading web environments, tools, servers, databases and languages. As well, you'll learn the fundamentals of both traditional web deployment platforms as well as new emerging mobile platforms. Along the way, you'll develop an understanding of basic hardware, networking and operating systems as well as the installation and configuration of web and email servers in Windows and Linux. You'll also learn about leading-edge technologies such as social networking systems and semantic web applications.

    In the end, you'll have a dynamic and diverse set of skills required to build secure, reliable and useful web applications using industry standard photo, graphics, animation, database, page design and programming tools.

    Program coordinator:

    Michael Feeney Jr.
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4798

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C),  University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

    Note:

    • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
    • Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (O)
    • Grade 12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions (C)
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business or Technical Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Familiarity with computers and accessing websites

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Internet Applications and Web Development-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    BUSI-1156Strategies for Success1
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity and calculating Grade Point Averages, among other skills.
    INFO-1219Network Fundamentals for Programmers3
    This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of networking from a programmer's perspective. Using a bottom-up approach to networking, emphasizing LAN and WAN technologies. Students acquire the skills required to design and use modern networks, with hands-on experience by teaching students how to install, use, and maintain networks.
    INFO-1232Programming Fund for Web Development6
    This course will introduce students to HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the construction of basic web pages. Students will work with standard HTML controls and page styling with CSS, as well as using JavaScript to handle both simple and complex page events.
    INFO-1215Database Fundamentals4
    An introduction to relational database system design and development, by creating a variety of simple databases, based upon typical business requirements. Students build complete database solutions incorporating multi-table relational databases, forms, reports, queries, and test data. Students will also be introduced to the Structured Query Language.
    INFO-1233Web Server Fundamentals3
    In this course students will work directly with setting up both Linux/Apache and Windows Server/IIS web servers. The focus will be on providing students with hands-on experience doing installations, configuration, maintenance, security, performance analysis, and database connectivity. In addition, cloud-based options for application hosting/enablement will be explored.


    Group 2
    TAKE WRIT-1043 OR WRIT-1034
    WRIT-1043Reason & Writing 1 for IT3
    This course will introduce information technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    WRIT-1034Reason & Writing 1-EAP4
    This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    INFO-1148Web Design4
    This course will focus on Web-based applications that are becoming prevalent due to the adoption of browser application interface and e-commerce strategies in the workplace. Students will learn to design and create customer-oriented Web sites, deploying the latest web standards. They will learn how to publish online and optimize a site including marketing.
    INFO-3114OOP for Web Development3
    This course will introduce students to JavaScript and its use in web page construction. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming concepts using JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM) and various HTML controls. Object creation and customization will be covered, as well as exception-handling, event handling, and testing and debugging techniques.
    INFO-3091ASP.NET Programming4
    In this course the student will be working directly with ASP.Net (Active Server Pages) to understand how ASP.Net is an effective solution to building intranet/internet applications. By working with other Windows based server components such as SQL Server and the .Net framework, the student will also learn how they interact with one another.
    INFO-3104Relational Databases & SQL3
    This course builds on the concepts of the relational database presented in INFO1120 Database Fundamentals and introduces the student to larger client/server database systems. Oracle is used as the database platform to demonstrate the operation of larger multi-user systems.Upon completion the student will have demonstrated the ability to: solve problems by designing database entities base on real world scenarios, execute mathematical operations accurately by planning database sizes, as well as analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources from the internet. In particular emphasis is placed on mastering the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) for creating and maintaining database objects, complex queries, and the tool to perform typical database administrative tasks.
    MGMT-3052Understanding Workplace Behaviours3
    This course provides an understanding of the field of organizational behaviour through investigating individual, group and organizational behaviours. Students assess their work-related preferences/behaviours using self-assessment surveys and reflect on the match between those and career choices. Students study organizational design, organizational culture, people-centred management, social perception, self-concept & personality, values/attitudes & job satisfaction, motivation theory, group development theory, effective communication strategy, and conflict & negotiation then apply these concepts to the development of an organization's human resources.
    INFO-1167Business At the Speed of Light3
    Increasingly, technology is used as the underpinnings to enable a new global business model. This course explores the fundamental concepts of business as well as the technologies that are used to facilitate a new era of entrepreneurial opportunities. Students are introduced to the role of business and government and explore the various types of business, business & marketing operations, and financial resources management. In addition, students reinforce their knowledge of the subject matter through a series of case studies that explore the use of technology to solve business problems and enable new opportunities.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMM-3077Communications for IT3
    This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of information technology, focuses on professional written communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity and tone are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace.
    INFO-1131Graphics3
    This course focuses on creating rich web graphics with various tools. The student will learn the principles of design and how to apply those principles to create intuitive, interactive and accessible web sites. Photoshop and/or Illustrator will be employed to create and edit both vector and bitmap graphics and optimize those graphics for use online. HTML, CSS3 and jQuery will be utilized to create multimedia rich, interactive graphical web layouts.
    INFO-3144Applied JavaScript Tools & Frameworks3
    The main focus of this course is to provide the student with the opportunity to work with several specialized JavaScript development environments. The content theory and projects will be based on selected frameworks and tools chosen by the faculty member.
    INFO-3086Web Standards3
    This course is an introduction to the professional development methodologies and standards that are used in the creation of mobile and web-based applications. Emphasis will be placed on the use of iterative development practices and tools in an effort to build robust, scalable, secure and extensible applications. These best practices will provide a solid foundation from which a student can build applications that compete in a global marketplace. Students will complete a series of instructor-led, tutorial-based assignments. These assignments will allow students the opportunity to explore, fine-tune and integrate these important techniques and processes into their development practice.
    INFO-3113Mobile Web Development3
    Mobile devices including smart phones, tablets and related devices are becoming a dominant platform for the delivery of applications and information. They have transcended the role of simple communications tools to become diverse ecosystems that span consumer electronics, business computing, fixed-location clients and mobile clients. This course builds on the students knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript. In addition, students will learn web development standards and methodology to create mobile applications where one code line can be deployed over the most popular mobile device platforms. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the subject matter through a series of hands-on labs.
    INFO-3106LAMP 15
    This course is a hands-on introduction to application development for open source operating systems and web server environment known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python). Basic configuration is also explored to enhance the student's understanding of real-world web application development and hosting.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    INFO-3084Security3
    Security has become a crucial issue for any business. As systems and networks become more accessible, the need to secure a site and the associated data becomes more acute. This course introduces the student to the basic issues associated with web based application security. Methods of preventing attacks on computer networks, web servers and other servers will be discussed. Development of security policies, conducting security audits and performing risk assessments will be explored.
    INFO-3143Web Servers 23
    This course is an advanced treatment of Web servers and builds off the work done in the first semester Web Server Fundamentals course. Topics include configuration, maintenance, security, performance tuning and database connectivity using server side programming.
    INFO-5054Application Project3
    This course introduces the student to developing business application software as part of a team using Agile programming practices. The student teams will choose a development environment to create a term length, client or web solution for a project of their choice. Unlike all other software development courses within the program, this course provides students with an opportunity to create an end-to-end solution as a consolidation of all the individual skills which have been acquired in other parts of the program.
    INFO-5064Web Programming with XML3
    XML itself is a simple and flexible format for representing text-based data. Its claim to fame is that it has become the language of choice for exchanging data on the Web. While XML is simple and easy to learn, there are many other web development technologies that rely on or enhance the use of XML. This is a skills-oriented, survey-style course that will introduce the student to XML and some of the more popular and important related technologies.
    INFO-5094LAMP 23
    The LAMP environment is one of the most common web stacks used today in the marketplace. This course builds on the concepts and techniques of building PHP applications using relational databases taught in INFO-3106 LAMP 1. Through both lectures and hands-on instructional, students will be introduced to advanced LAMP concepts and techniques used to build flexible and scalable web applications; build and deploy large web solutions; and some of the most popular open source frameworks, code libraries and applications used today.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Level 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 20 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will typically find employment as Web Developers, Web Technicians, Web Masters, Web Programmers, Website Developers, Internet Site Developers, e-Commerce Website Developers, Web Administrators, Internet Programmers or as members of an integrated web development team.  They will be employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Many graduates may choose to become independent contractors.

  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: IWD1
    Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London Downtown)

    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Information Technology: 519-452-4291

    Program Description

    The Internet Applications and Web Development Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to work in the growing field of web-centric commercial application development.  The focus of the program is on the construction of various types of web applications using leading web environments, tools, servers, databases and languages. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of both traditional web deployment platforms as well as new emerging mobile platforms.  They will develop an understanding of basic hardware, networking and operating systems as well as the installation and configuration of web and e-mail servers in Windows and Linux.  Training will also include studies in leading edge technologies such as social networking systems and semantic web applications.  Students will gain the knowledge required to build secure, reliable and useful web applications using industry standard photo, graphics, animation, database page design and programming tools.

    Other Information

    • Graduates of the Fanshawe College Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program who meet the admission requirements can apply to Level 1 of the Internet Applications and Web Development Ontario College Diploma program and may be granted up to three internal credits towards this program.
    • A laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1200.00.  The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
    • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule.  This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.  
    • Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. relate effectively to web development supervisors, coworkers, and clients.

    2. configure and maintain internet services, internet application servers, databaseservers, and network services.

    3. construct, modify, implement, query, and maintain effective databases, and interface with applications.

    4. develop internet services and web application security by applying appropriate techniques and strategies.

    5. program and debug internet applications using a variety of client-side and serverside development languages.

    6. develop, deploy, and maintain electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications.

    7. create and maintain functional and dynamic websites by applying graphic and web design skills and principles.

    8. develop and maintain websites reflective of business objectives and clients' needs through the application of advertising and marketing principles.

    9. adhere to relevant laws and industry standards.

    10. coordinate or participate as a member of a project management team that develops internet applications.

    11. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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