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Note: Please complete COMP 1850 before declaring your intent to complete this program.
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|1. Required Courses: (17.5 credits)||Credits|
Relational Database Design and SQL
This intensive, hands-on course is the prerequisite for all advanced database courses in BCIT Computing programs. COMP 1630 is equivalent to the Full-time CST and CIT Diploma database courses and provides an introduction to relational database design concepts and industry standards. Students learn the tools and processes for data modeling in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) in a Windows PC lab environment. They also focus on the Structured Query Language, SQL to define and manipulate data. Topics include functional dependencies, normalization, database design methodologies, entity relationship modeling and the use of UML as a diagramming notation. Advanced topics include: an introduction to SQL, DDL- data definition language and DML- data manipulation language, views, security, transaction management, triggers and stored procedures. Current trends in database such as replication, object-relational DBMS, data warehousing, OLAP- online analytical processing and database uses web technology are discussed. Students in COMP 1630 are required to attend one face to face meeting each week, participate in group work, and an online component, plus complete reading and assignments outside of class. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to design and implement a database application and be prepared to move on to higher level database courses including: Data Warehouse, Data Quality, MySQL, MS Business Intelligence, MS SQL Server and Oracle. Prerequisite: COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of a Windows PC and file management.
Web Development and Design 1
Web Development and Design 2
Creating Web Graphics 1
Students who have learned to develop effective websites in COMP 1850 will continue to create basic graphic elements using Photoshop on a Windows PC. In this hands-on workshop, students will build and size banners, prepare photographs and images, and optimize them for Web usability. Topics include: acquiring, fixing and enhancing photos, building a photo gallery, rollovers, creating web graphics by hand, animation palette and optimizing images. By the end of this workshop successful participants will be able to: make buttons, develop simple animations, and create stunning images for the Web. Prerequisites: COMP 1002 and COMP 1850
Business Analysis and Systems Design
Business Analysis and Systems Design is the study of concepts, processes and tools that professionals use to plan and develop information systems to industry standards. COMP 2831 continues the established Systems Analysis tradition and provides the foundation for all BCIT Computing development credentials. Students learn how to ask implicit questions, to create and document communication plans and to make better decisions prior to creating an information system. Beginning with an introduction to the SDLC, Software Development Life Cycle, students work in teams to initiate the system process, analyze problems, discover requirements and create a logical design. Topics include: techniques used in the discovery of business requirements, traditional approaches to data and process modelling. There is an overview of Object Oriented Modelling techniques using the Unified Modelling Language (UML) as well as an introduction to Project Management. Agile frameworks including XP, Extreme Programming, and SCRUM are also introduced. Students learn to work in groups to provide detailed written materials and make presentations of their designs. By the end of this course, successful participants will be able to use industry standard tools and methods to analyze, design, and implement information systems. Students who complete COMP 2831 will be prepared to move on to COMP 2833 Agile Software Development with Scrum and the Agile Development Associate Certificate. Prerequisite: COMP 1630 or COMP 1409 or equivalent knowledge, plus the ability to work in groups and to communicate in business English.
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User Experience (UX) encompasses a wide range of activities including User Interface (UI) design, Information Architecture (IA) and field research. Usability design and testing, tight integration and collaboration with software development processes are included in UX. This hands-on course is an introduction to UX/UI for those who are creating user interfaces for web sites, mobile applications, and information systems, as well as those who want a better understanding of the role of UX/UI. Students will follow an iterative and agile approach focusing on User-Centered Design (UCD) as the motivator for product direction. Skills learned in this course will apply to web and mobile applications as well as IT systems interface development. Participants will be expected to work within interdisciplinary teams, with emphasis on collaboration, brainstorming, and continued evolution of an interface concept based on UCD. Upon completion, successful students will be able to incorporate user-centered iterative design principles and processes into a wide variety of IT projects. Some students may want to complete COMP 1910 – Introduction to 3D Simulations and VR/AR concurrently with COMP 1011. Prerequisite: COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of using a Windows PC and file management.
IT Project Management
This hands-on course is aimed at BCIT Computing students who want to learn how to develop and implement an IT project plan. Project Management best practices and decisions apply across various IT sectors including: Web and Software Development, Databases and Networking. Topics include: identifying project stakeholders and defining roles and responsibilities of the team, defining scope, devising risks and quality plans, mapping-out a schedule, determining a budget and defining a communication strategy. Participants are introduced to the Microsoft Project software application. Students receive an overview of common project management concepts which they can apply to real world IT projects on time and on budget. Prerequisite: COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of a Windows PC, and file management.
Android and Mobile Application Development Tools
XML for Web Development
XML is a standard for structuring, and storing web information. This course is focused on XML for Web Development for those with an HTML and CSS background. Following on from COMP 1850 this hands-on course will introduce students to Extensible Markup Language (XML). Participants will learn how XML is used within the web and how to integrate XML formats into web page development. Topics include XML syntax, DTD validation, namespaces, XML data modeling, and performing transformations with XSLT and XPath. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the basics of XML for web development and be prepared to move on to more advanced XML courses. Prerequisite: COMP 1850 or equivalent knowledge of HTML5, and CSS3.
Creating Web Graphics 2
Students who have learned to develop basic graphic elements for websites in COMP 1956 will continue to create enhanced graphic elements using best practices of interface design. Labs, exercises and assignments use Photoshop on a Windows PC to build and size more elaborate banners, prepare and optimize photographs and images for Web usability. Topics include: image editing and creating web graphics by hand using layer effects and adjustment layers; masks, brushes, type palette, video and animation palette. Work flow for the web, actions, incorporating metadata, and slicing will also be covered. By the end of this workshop successful participants will be able to; create well designed visual elements and graphics for interfaces and develop animations with video for the web. COMP 2056 will be offered in the fall term only. Prerequisites: COMP 1956
Website Optimization with Google Analytics
Angular and Vue.js Fundamentals
Introduction to PHP
MEAN Stack Web Application Development
MySQL for Data Driven Websites
This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1920 or COMP 3015 – Introduction to PHP and focuses on using MySQL and phpMyAdmin as the relational database management system (RDBMS) with PHP as the web scripting language. Students with a prior knowledge of PHP will learn to design and manage MySQL databases, as well as perform requisite database related operations using SQL queries and PHP MySQL API. Fundamental concepts, such as transactional operations and SQL-related programmability are covered as well as using MySQL as the data layer for PHP-based Content Management Systems (CMS). This course offers an introduction to the use of MySQL for custom WordPress applications and plugins. Labs and exercises allow to effectively use the MySQL in PHP applications and to select appropriate approach to resolve practical data usage. Upon successful completion students will be able to use PHP with MySQL to develop data driven web applications to industry standards, and solve practical data usage problems. Upon successful completion students will be able to use PHP with MySQL to develop data driven web applications to industry standards. Note: COMP 4662 is a prerequisite for COMP 4669 Advanced Web Applications with PHP. Prerequisite: COMP 1920 PHP Level 1 or COMP 3015 Introduction to PHP or equivalent knowledge.
Advanced Web Applications with PHP
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