Advanced Web Design: JavaScript

Enrollment Message:

Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient. For this course, you will have several videos from YouTube, so make sure you are able to see them. Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course. Students will also benefit from having previously completed an introductory computer science or programming course, such as Foundations of Programming or Intro to Java.

JavaScript is one of the 3 languages all web developers must learn:

1. HTML to define the content of web pages

2. CSS to specify the layout of web pages

3. JavaScript to program the behavior of web pages

In this course, students will learn how to start programming with JavaScript. Students will learn the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators and syntax basics. Students will learn timing and animations, and how to debug. The class will conclude with a robust project that incorporates everything they learned in the semester. Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course. Prerequisites: Completion of both (1) Basic Web Design: HTML & CSS; (2) Foundations of Programming, Intro to Java, or an equivalent introductory computer science programming course.

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

Use variable naming rules and JavaScript data types.

Use and understand expressions and operators.

Understand and use objects and arrays.

Define functions and methods.

Understand the Document Object Model (DOM).

Understand how to Get Input and Output.

Manage web page Styles using JavaScript and CSS.

Handle Web Page Events

Script Tables

Script Forms

Course Outline:

Module 1: Intro to JavaScript

Module 2: Handling the Data

Module 3: Processing the Data

Module 4: Making a Change

Module 5: Finishing Touches

Module 6: Application and Review

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements:

Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient

For this course, you will have several videos from YouTube, so make sure you are able to view them.

Other requirements: Internet Access, Word Processor, Email Access

HTML Text Editor (choose one):

TextEdit – For use on Mac – comes with OS

Notepad – For use on Windows – comes with OS

Text – For use on Chromebook – free app download from the Google Store

Image Editing Software (choose one):

Pixlr –

GIMP – program)

Web Hosting and basic in-browser FTP: Neocities –

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: Be sure to review the Prerequisite, Technical Skills, and Technical Requirements fields in the syllabus.


School Level: High School
Standards: National Business Education Association
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 10201
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Accelerate Education
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus