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CAWT-174 - Web Prototyping and Images - Sara Stuart

Course:Web Prototyping and Images
Professor:Sara Stuart
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


CAWT 174 is offered by the Department of Computer Applications and Web Technologies and is required to obtain the

                   Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement in Web Development

                   Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement in Web Publishing and Design

On the first day of class students must have the following:

  • Access or subscription to LinkedIn Learning ( free access with Los Angeles County Library Code)
  • Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe XD (A 6-month license may be purchased from the bookstore)

Course Description

In this class we will explore the process of preparing images for display on the Web and building design layouts (also known as wireframes) that will be transformed into web page prototypes. In addition, theoretical concepts related to the process of image optimization, appropriate file type selection and UX design will be investigated. The software applications we will use to delve into these topics is Photoshop CC and Adobe XD.

The course is administered 100% online in Canvas, the learning management system currently used at College of the Canyons. Student Canvas accounts are created automatically once course fees are paid. No on-campus attendance is required, but access to broadband Internet is required.

What to Expect in this Course


It is assumed that students will have basic knowledge of Photoshop and HTML or are concurrently enrolled in CAWT-074 and CAWT-170.

  SKILL REQUIREMENTS -- Prior to taking this course, students should have acquired the following skills:

  1. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Ver. 10 or MacOS (especially file management,  including the ability to create, edit, copy, move, delete, and rename files or directories, as well as the ability to upload files, download files, and navigate through directories).
  2. Proficiency with the Internet and browsers (especially Google Chrome)
  3. Proficiency with e-mail, including the ability to send and receive attachments.
  4. Proficiency with the creation and extraction of zip archives (.zip files)


  1. Students must have access to or own a subscription to the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud .
  2. Windows 10 or MacOS operating system able to run the latest version of Photoshop CC.
  3. Reliable access to broadband Internet.
  4. Browser software, preferably Google Chrome.
  5. Adobe Reader, latest version (free download at
  6. A media player that is compatible with mpg4, mov, wmv, and swf formats (free VLC media player is recommended:


Minimum Photoshop CC system requirements for Windows or MacOS platforms:
Please refer to the Adobe website at

Types of Assessments

Hands-on projects, quizzes, possible graded discussion in Canvas

Textbook Information

Required Text:    

In lieu of a textbook, students are required to obtain a free LinkedIn Learning account to access assigned instructional videos.

Free access is available to all residents of California through various city and county libraries and other public agencies. California residents may obtain free access to the entire LinkedIn Learning video library with a public library account and PIN number.  Students who live outside of California should check with their public library systems. If not, a fee-based LinkedIn Learning subscription will be required.

Los Angeles County Library URL

Los Angeles Public Library (City) URL

Required Software: 

All students taking this course online are required to have regular access to Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe XD.

Other Relevant Course Information


All students must use their e-mail account created for them by the College. In order to authenticate student identities, instructors have been asked by the College to respond only to student e-mail originating from a account.

Please always insert your course number (CAWT174) in the Subject header of your e-mails and identify yourself at the end of your e-mail messages with your full name.

Come prepared to start working on the first day by having the required software and access to LinkedIn Learning.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 04/18/2023 Sub#: 880