Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


MAT 225 | Web Design: PHP and WordPress

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 165
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course develops skills for building database driven, dynamically generated websites using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress, with design considerations for accessibility and responsiveness. Students develop dynamic websites and content management system (CMS) web applications using modern design techniques as a basis for creating professional, commercial, or other dynamic, interactive applications. Topics include PHP scripting fundamentals, templating principles, and reusable modular code that integrates with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the WordPress CMS. Students also learn how to customize and create WordPress themes, leveraging web design software such as Adobe Dreamweaver and open-source code editors to create professional, data-driven websites.