Course Description

JavaScript, the most popular web development language, works with HTML and CSS to add interactivity, special effects, and functionality to web pages. This introduction to JavaScript focuses on using JavaScript to develop practical front-end web components such as menus, slide shows, accordions, tabs, form validators, and date pickers. The foundation is set with JavaScript coding and syntax basics and quickly moves on to manipulating web page elements. Students then learn to work with JQuery and jQuery UI, free JavaScript libraries commonly used by web developers to simplify JavaScript programming. The course includes practical examples and hands-on assignments.

Learn Online or F2F

This course is offered online or face-to-face (partially online). Students need to have access to a reliable computer with a high bandwidth Internet connection. Campus labs offer these resources for students who do not have them at home.

This course is part of a Web Development Degree at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California. We also offer certificates in Web Design and Web Programming.

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What you can do before class begins

  • Add the course if you have not done so. Please do this ASAP -- this will add you to the roster. You cannot add the class after the program adjustment period. Use WebAdvisor to add this class.
  • Please confirm your WebAdvisor email address.
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  • Purchase textbook and skim.
  • Review the syllabus.
  • Look for a welcome email once the semester begins. LET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KNOW if you don't get a welcome email.
    • Schedule 5-9 hours a week to complete class work.


Murach's JavaScript and jQuery

by Zak Ruvalcaba and Mike Murach
18 chapters, 603 pages, 250 illustrations
Published December 2012
ISBN 978-1-890774-70-7
Publisher site

$35 on Amazon

This book is available for 3-hour checkout at the Cuyamaca library refereence desk.