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CMSY 128 Introduction to HTML

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to create a Web page using HTML, control the format of the page using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and add graphics to the page.  Additional topics covered are ordered and unordered lists, and tables.  All of the work (except tests) may be done outside of class if student has compatible software.

Credit                                           1
Prerequisites                                None
Instructor                                     Stephanie Quintero
Office Technology Classroom       DH 301

Registered Students | Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Texts and Materials | Exams 

Registered Students

Immediately after enrolling, please go to, choose the semester, and complete the pre-semester notification form.

Overall Course Objectives

 Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create an HTML document.
  • Format text with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets.
  • Add graphics to a Web page.
  • Create and modify tables.
  • Create and modify links.  

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Major Course Topics

  • Creating an HTML document
    • Planning and writing an HTML document
    • Previewing and editing a Web page
    • Printing an HTML document
  • Formatting text with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    • Creating ordered and unordered lists
    • Formatting characters; controlling and customizing fonts
    • Aligning text
  • Adding graphics
    • Planning, inserting, and linking graphics
    • Aligning images
    • Adding a background image
  • Working with tables
    • Creating a simple table
    • Spanning rows and columns
    • Formatting borders
    • Modifying table backgrounds
  • Working with links
    • Create links
    • Create links to other Web pages

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Course Format

  • The syllabus lists course requirements.
  • This schedule is posted in the learning management system and is available for students all semester.
  • No on-campus meetings are required.  However, this course does require on-campus attendance for tests.  The tests may be taken during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.  Please note, however, that all CMSY128 students are welcome to come to the Office Technology classroom to do classwork and/or to receive personal help from an instructor.
  • Real-time chats are not required.
  • Modules will contain course instructions.
  • Communication will take place through Canvas learning management system.

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This course has a mandatory face-to-face orientation held on the Saturday morning prior to the semester start.  Pleace click on to view the orientation schedules.

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Course Requirements

For complete technical requirements, specific course instructions, and information to help you assess options that best fit your lifestyle and learning style, visit

  • Come to the Office Technology classroom to take tests which have deadlines for completion.
  • Complete three homework assignments which have deadlines for completion.

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Texts and Materials Required

HTML5 and CSS3 – First Edition – Illustrated Series, Introductory
Vodnik | Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2011 | ISBN: 978-1-1115-2789-1

Two flash drives

Additional textbook information:  Please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks

Technical Requirements for Online Courses

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The course requires:

  • Notepad
  • A Web browser

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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has three theory exams and three production exams, which have deadlines for completion.  The exams must be taken at the college during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.

If you have any questions or comments about this class, please send a message to,

Cindy Garnsey,

Last updated on July 9, 2013

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