Learn how to facilitate databases to add e-commerce and blogging capabilities to a website with PHP and MySQL in this eight-week online course.

Designed For
Individuals interested in entering into the web development industry. Graphic designers, multimedia designers and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web design. Anyone who wants to keep up with this rapidly changing industry.
Dates
New Dates Coming Soon!
Delivery
Online, Instructor-led
Cost
$650 per course  (+ $60 registration fee), $2600 certificate
Length
Eight Weeks (4 hours per week)
Units
30 hours, 3.0 Continuing Education Units
Prerequisites
Must have experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

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PHP gives you the tools to add e-commerce capabilities to a website. It also allows you to take advantage of social media concepts such as blogging, bookmarking and other communication functions. This means, in 2017, it's absolutely critical that any web developer has a solid understanding of PHP. 

PHP is an open source language which facilitates interaction with databases, files and email - many thing that HTML simply cannot do.

At the end of this eight-week online course, you will know how to utilize PHP to add simple scripts to your websites, as well as how to build custom scripts like an HTML templating system, contact us forms and shopping carts. Additionally, you will learn how to connect your web site into a MySQL database. Not only will you learn how to design and create the database, you will also build the skills to manage the MySQL database from configuration to performance tuning and trouble shooting.

The final project brings the two languages together, using PHP to perform actions on the MySQL database to retrieve and update records with a complete login script.

PHP and MySQL requires an average of four hours of coursework each week, which includes weekly assignments, online readings, pre-recorded lectures and asynchronous discussions. Although there are weekly deadlines, all the coursework can be done at your own time and at your own pace. Additionally, each week the instructor will hold virtual office hours to answer student questions.

This course is a part of the Web Design and Development Certificate, which includes:

Web Design Principles
Introduction to HTML, CSS & JavaScript Programming
Web Graphics with Photoshop
PHP and MySQL

Courses can be taken individually or in any order that fits your schedule. Learn more here.

  • Kevin Hanegan

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    Kevin Hanegan, B.S., is the author of 4 programming books: Building State-of-the-Art Web Pages, Custom CGI Scripting with Perl, Practical Guide to Curl, and Building Solutions with the Decision Site Analytics Platform. He has worked for a variety of software companies, universities, and corporate training centers as a course developer, trainer and consultant. He currently is Vice President of Knowledge and Learning at Qlik.