Course Description

PHP, one of the most popular server-side web development languages, is used for powerful web applications that collect data from HTML forms and store them in databases like MySQL. Examples include online stores and content driven sites like WordPress and Wikipedia. This introduction to PHP and MySQL provides the knowledge and skills necessary to develop dynamic web-based applications that allow users to create, read, update, and delete database data via web browser forms. Students will build practical web applications such as shopping carts, address books, and more.

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.
    To change it, login to WebAdvisor and click Account Information > Update Personal Information.
  • Purchase textbook and skim.
  • Review the syllabus.
  • Look for a welcome email once the semester begins. LET ME KNOW if you don't get a welcome email.
    • Install Firefox
    • Install NetBeans
    • Schedule 5-9 hours a week to complete class work.


Murach's PHP and MySQL, 2nd Edition
by Joel Murach
$40 on Amazon
ISBN-13: 9781890774790

An eBook isĀ  available from