Course Description

This course provides students with the essential skills to build web applications using modern development technologies and practices.

Course Details

Web applications and services are critical technologies in any organization. These applications and services are usually connected to a database and enable organizations with webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis and many other functions.

Using Microsoft .NET technology, C# programming language and Visual Studio IDE, this course covers several ASP.NET technologies to create server-side applications.

This course starts with an overview of ASP.NET Web Form applications, debug and deploy server-side applications, to use web server controls, validate data, write handlers that respond to page and control events, preserve state, redirect or transfer between web pages, and provide a cohesive look of multiple web pages using master pages and themes.

Then focus shifts to ASP.NET Core, exploring creating Razor pages and moving to Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. Students design and create controllers, views, and models for ASP.Net Core MVC application that retrieves and manipulates data using Entity Framework Core.

User Experience (UX), accessibility standards, and security concerns are also discussed.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Develop professional web applications and web services capable of processing and manipulating data from a database
  • Understand the software development process to design and develop accessible and secure web applications

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to Web programming with ASP.NET
  • User Experience (UX) and accessibility concerns
  • Using Bootstrap and CSS to style responsive applications
  • Using server-side controls
  • Working with ASP.NET Web Forms applications template
  • Introduction to security in web applications
  • Ensuring cohesive website design with master page and content pages
  • Debugging web application 
  • Using Entity Framework Database First to access and manipulate data in a database
  • Configuring ASP.NET Core MVC (Model-View-Controller) application
  • Working with controllers and routing
  • Passing data from controllers to views
  • Defining and validating models
  • Modelbinding
  • Working with session and state and cookies


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  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with C#, HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jul 02, 2024 to Aug 01, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $879.00
Reading List / Textbook
Title: Murach's ASP.NET Core MVC 2nd Edition (2022)
Authors: Mary Delamater, Joel Murach
Publisher: Murach & Associates
SBN: 9781943873029

Please note: ICT textbooks are not available through the University of Calgary bookstore.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.
  • A virtual lab with VMware Horizon, a platform that provides access to virtual applications including the latest software for the course. You will be provided with a VMware account and login information once the course starts.

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For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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