CST295: Web Programming with JavaScript



This course will familiarize student with JavaScript programming basics such as writing program instructions that work with variables, numbers and text, adding comments to code, gathering input from users and giving responses, and creating simple dialog boxes that prompt users.  Moreover students will be trained in conditional statements, branching and decisions, repetition and loop structures, defining JavaScript functions, working with expressions, working with data and information, events in JavaScript and the Navigator Object.  Additional topics include the document object, the window object, JavaScript API's and the jQuery library.

Prerequisite: CST112    4 credit hours




Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and use data types, values and variables
  2. Understand expressions and operators
  3. Understand the structure of JavaScript statements
  4. Create JavaScript objects
  5. Apply arrays to JavaScript applications
  6. Utilize functions to organize applications
  7. Implement event handling
  8. Use elements from the jQuery Library
  9. Utilize client side storage
  10. Structure and create content using the HTML5 API's


  1. Class lectures and discussions
  2. Use of audio-visual devices
  3. Homework review and practice problems from textbook and other sources
  4. Application problems on IBM compatible computers


  1. JavaScript programming assignments:  75%
  2. Comprehensive Final Project:  25%

Do not expect to get an “A” grade for doing the base project; rather that grade is reserved for students who go beyond the requirements of the assignment.  Final grade will not be more than ten (10) percentage points higher than the examination average.


Students must submit all projects via Blackboard, an Internet website maintained by Suffolk County Community College and the State University of New York.  Students who do not have Internet access from home can get access from the computer labs on campus.  Click on any of the following links to watch videos that demonstrate how to use Blackboard in this course.

All assignments and projects are due by the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on the date announced unless otherwise stated.  No late assignments will be accepted unless an extension date is prearranged with the instructor.

Although computer lab time may be scheduled each week during class time, students should be aware that additional lab time outside of class may be necessary to complete the requirements of this course.  Students who do not have access to a computer of their own and/or the software used in this class should plan to spend an additional 3 to 6 hours per week in the Caumsett Hall room 207 computer lab.


"The College expects that each student will exercise personal responsibility with regard to class attendance. All students are expected to attend every class session of each course for which they are registered. Students are responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance. The College defines excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings during the semester. Excessive absence or lateness may lead to failure in a course or removal from the class roster." (College Catalog and Student Handbook)

Attendance is not a factor in the computation of the course grade but may be a factor in determining class participation. It is the student's responsibility to make his/her attendance known to the instructor if arriving late. Students who stop attending classes without officially withdrawing from the course will receive a failing grade (F).


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Oct 22 – 24

Oct 29 – Nov 5

Nov 7 – 14

Nov 19 – 21

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Dec 3 – 5

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