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PHP Programmer

PHP programmers are responsible for making “interactive” portions of a Web site. This may include creating a shopping cart application, building a database, or creating and processing feedback forms. Depending on the size of the project, the PHP programmer may also be responsible for the administration of the UNIX Web server and the creation or revision of a Web database.

Understanding how PHP can be used to enhance a Web site is a key element of the program. The Web Site Development PHP Programmer Certificate of Achievement program stresses a thorough understanding of HTML, C++, and PHP. Students will be expected to deliver Web-based solutions to business requirements.

A successful PHP programmer exhibits a strong work ethic, perfectionist standards, patience, strong people skills, and shows an attention to detail. PHP programmers are expected to design, program, test, and resolve problems utilizing Web-centric application technologies, as well as provide production support.

Job titles include PHP Software Developer, PHP Programmer, PHP Guru, Web Programmer, and Web Developer.

E-mail the certificate coordinator for further information.

PHP Programmer Certification Coursework
Course # Course Name Units Delivery
first semester course of study 12-13 CL OL
CS 50.11A
Creating Web Pages 1 - HTML 1.5 X
CS 50.11B Creating Web Pages 2 - HTML 1.5 X X
CS 10 Introduction to Computer Programming or
Introduction to Programming with Visual BASIC
3.0 or 4.0 X X
CS 82.41A Telecommunications 1 1.5   X
CS 82.41B
Telecommunications 2 1.5   X
second semester course of study 10.0 CL OL
CS 55.13 PHP Programming 3.0 X  
CS 50.11C Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 3.0   X
CS 50.31 or
CS 99I
Web Content Development
or Occupational Work Experience Internship
4.0 X
third semester course of study 8.5 CL OL
CS 50.32 or CS 99I Web Project Management
or Occupational Work Experience Internship
4.0 X X
CS 81.61 Structured Query Language 1.5   X
CS 63.11A or
CIS 69.51
Microsoft Access
or Filemaker
3.0 X X
  Total Units 31.5    

CL = classroom
OL = online