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ICT 443 JavaScript Advanced

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Course Description

This course will begin with a brief review of JavaScript basics and jump right into the object-oriented nature of the language, it will then continue with an exploration of JavaScript design patterns and end with an advanced look at some of the more popular framework libraries like jQuery as well as HTML5 JavaScript API.

Course Details

The evolution of JavaScript has been gradual but persistent. During the past ten years, the perception of JavaScript has evolved from simple one-liners embedded in HTML used to create pop-up advertisements, to a sophisticated programming language used to make incredibly rich Internet applications. To build these applications, web developers need to have a more in-depth understanding of JavaScript.

This course has been designed for anyone who knows some JavaScript and wishes to learn more. Specifically, those who want to improve their understanding of the object-oriented capabilities of JavaScript and learn how they can make their code more modular, maintainable, and efficient.


Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.


  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate JavaScript Framework Library content
  • Construct JavaScript data types, arrays, loops, and conditions
  • Compose functions, objects, prototype inheritance
  • Write JavaScript design patterns

Topics of Instruction

Object-Oriented JavaScript

  • Review of JavaScript basics like data types, arrays, loops and conditions
  • Functions
  • Objects
  • Prototype
  • Inheritance
  • JavaScript Design Patterns
  • HTML5 JavaScript API

JavaScript Framework Libraries

  • jQuery
  • D3.js
  • AngularJS

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Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

  • The software used in this course is a text editor like Notepad++ or TextWrangler (for the Mac)
  • Current versions of JavaScript Libraries like jQuery, D3.jsAngularJS.
  • If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  ICT 443 - 011 JavaScript Advanced  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
11 Apr 2017 to 13 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
Delivery Options:  Online
  Section Notes:  


This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.


ICT 442 JavaScript and the DOM and ICT 580 HTML5 and CSS3


Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.


A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund


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