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Course Syllabus for GRDSN 181 - Web Development 1

Contact Information

Instructor: Rick Kaminski
Email: rick.kaminski@capstonewebservices.com
Phone: 509-230-0850


There is no textbook for this class. You will be provided materials in class. All you need to bring to the first day of class is your desire to learn.

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A COMPASS reading assessment score of 80 or above or an ASSET reading score of 40 or above and concurrent enrollment in GRDSN 101, 102 or permission of instructor.

Course Description

Students are introduced to design and construction of web pages using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and JavaScript. Students will learn standards-based web development techniques in structuring effective and accessible web pages for browsers and mobile devices. Emphasis will be placed on the use of graphic design principles in the design of web pages.


  • Design and create accessible, usable, searchable, and relevant websites
  • Work with current web technologies, prepare for future technologies
  • Gain an understanding of web development as a profession
  • Apply graphic design principles to the web as a medium
  • Work with existing and future web-enabled devices


  • Prepare for class by previewing or reviewing weekly materials
  • Be participatory in class, proactive with assignments, and exploratory with subject matter
  • Complete and submit assignments on time
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Follow student code of conduct

Attendance Policy

Classwork is project-based and each session's work will build upon work done in the previous class session. Therefore, it is critical that you attend class regularly to be a full partner in this enhanced learning environment. Excellent attendance will be rewarded! If you miss 3 or fewer classes your final grade for this course will be increased by 5%.

It is each student's responsibility to personally contact the instructor in advance if class is going to be missed, regarding missed assignments.

Students are encouraged to contact the instructor if in the case he/she is not achieving their intended level of success. There may be several avenues open to the student to receive additional assistance (such as tutoring) to gain a better understanding of the course materials.

Students who need to withdraw must complete an official form and submit it consistent with college policy.

Incomplete grades are given only when an emergency prevents the student from completing a minor portion of the assignments of this course.

Late Work, Plagiarism

All students are expected to complete their own work by scheduled deadlines. While group work is encouraged, all assignments will be analyzed to ensure they are unique and individually created. In the case that plagiarism or cheating occurs, all involved students will receive 0 points for the project or assignment.

Students who are unable to complete an assignment by the assigned due date will not receive full points for that assignment. If you will not be able to complete an assignment by the assigned due date and have a valid excuse, the instructor reserves the right to extend the due date at his discretion.


Your final grade in this course will be based on the following:
  • Assignments: 25%
  • Projects: 50%
  • Final Project: 25%
Spokane Falls Community College grading scale will be used, which is as follows:
  • A = 4.0
  • B = 3.1
  • C = 2.2
  • D = 1.2
  • F = 0.0

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects and exercises must be completed and received by the instructor by the end of the quarter.

Students with Disabilities

In the event of a student with a disability requiring accommodations, please notify the instructor or contact the Disability Support Services directly (533-4155). This information will be kept confidential.

Student Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (SSB 5173)

SCC/SFCC students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization. Students’ grades will not be adversely impacted by authorized absences under this policy, although students in courses with required community clinical and /or practicum experiences must fulfill these requirements to meet the licensure requirements of the program. All absences under this policy must be submitted to the Chief Academic Officer in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired absence, containing a precise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith, conscience or an organized activity conducted by a religious organization. If deemed in alignment with the policy, the student will receive a document with date(s) of the approved absences (must be full days). The student is solely responsible for ensuring the documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence. The instructor(s) will determine, within two days after receiving the notification, what adjustments, if any, will need to be made for the student to make up assignments or tests missed during the absence(s), and the instructor may require that the student submit the assignment or take the test before or after the regularly scheduled date. If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.


Campus Safety

Community Colleges of Spokane is committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. The entire community is responsible for cooperating with one another to create a healthy and safe environment. Unfortunately, the actions of some create problems for others. At all times when you are on campus, or involved in campus activities, be mindful of the security of your possessions and cautious of your personal safety. Please report any suspicious activities to any faculty or staff member. Registered sex offenders may be enrolled at, employed by this college, or are attending classes in this facility. Persons interested in seeking the identity of these person(s) may obtain further information from: http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54488

For SFCC student info see: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=132Q-10

Note: This course syllabus is only for the current quarter and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.