Ron Bekey - Portland Community College - Computer Applications

Email: rbekey@pcc.edu
(Note: Each class has its own "private" e-mail which you should use after the class begins. You will find this e-mail address on the Home Page of the class web site, beginning the first day of class. Please do not use Desire2Learn e-mail to send me mail. Before the class starts, or if you are not currently enrolled in one of my classes, please use the e-mail above).

Web Degrees and Certificates

Current information on the CAS Web Degree and Web Certificates can be found at:

http://www.pcc.edu/web

For more information, please make an advising appointment by calling our receptionist at 971-722-4393.

Ron Bekey's Class information

What can I do if the class is full? Can I get in? Here is what to do: First, look over the Syllabus in the link below, and make sure that you really want to take the class. Then put yourself on the "official" waiting list. This list is found in the same place where you register for classes. You can use MyPCC: http://my.pcc.edu .  It is very common for students to drop the week before class and during the first week after people re-arrange their schedules. When a space opens, students on the waiting list are automatically transferred into the class in the order they are on the waiting list. I will add students until the end of the first week.

How do "Distance Learning" classes work?

For information on Distance Learning classes, including login information and computer requirements, go to: http://www.distance.pcc.edu
If this is your first Distance Learning class, or if you have not used Desire2Learn before, I highly recommend the Orientation at: http://www.distance.pcc.edu/orientation/index.cfm

What is a "Hybrid" class?

My "hybrid" classes meet fewer hours than a standard campus class. The assignments may be started in class, but they will need to be completed on your own time, using your own computer or one of the PCC computer labs, much like in a Distance Learning class. Class time is used to provide a "lecture" on the topic for the coming week, to answer questions from students, and to provide hands-on help with anything you like from the previous assignment. You will need to commit to coming to class for the hours listed in the schedule if you choose this option.

Note: The syllabi posted below may be changed before the term begins. If you print any of these syllabi before a term begins, please remember to print a new one after the class begins and throw away the old one.

My classes

Note: You can use the links below anytime, but you will not be able to log into the main web sites of these classes until the first day of class. For Distance sections, the first day of class is the first day of the term. For Hybrid sections, the first day of class is the date of the first class meeting.

Link to Class Schedule for my classes

CAS 213: JavaScript and JQuery for Designers

Syllabus: http://oak.pcc.edu/info/cas213/index213.shtml

Text: JQuery for Designers

Note: To log in to the class, first log in to myPCC, then click the "Desire2Learn login" link under "Quick Links".

CAS 215: Cascading Style Sheets and DHTML
(Note: This class was numbered 299 until Winter 2008).

Syllabus: http://oak.pcc.edu/info/cas215/cas215syllabus.shtml

Text: CSS3: The Missing Manual 3RD EDITION. MUST be 3rd edition, not 2nd!

Note: To log in to the class, first log in to myPCC, then click the "Desire2Learn login" link under "Quick Links".

CAS 225: PHP and MySQL for Designers
(Note: This class was numbered 299 Fall term 2009).

Syllabus: http://oak.pcc.edu/info/cas225/index225.shtml

Text: No book required--all reading materials and Lynda.com tutorials used in the class are online. Information on signing up for Lynda.com at the special discounted student rate are part of Assignment 1. An optional reference text is listed in the Syllabus.

Note: To log in to the class, first log in to myPCC, then click the "Desire2Learn login" link under "Quick Links".

CIS 195P: PHP Web Development I

Syllabus: http://oak.pcc.edu/info/cis195p/index195.shtml

Text: No book required--all reading materials and Lynda.com tutorials used in the class are online. Information on signing up for Lynda.com at the special discounted student rate are part of Assignment 1. An optional reference text is listed in the Syllabus.

Note: To log in to the class, first log in to myPCC, then click the "Desire2Learn login" link under "Quick Links".

CAS 280W: Cooperative Work Experience (Web)

1-4 credits available. You MUST contact me before registering (see below). You can start anytime during the term.

2 credits are required for the Web Site Development and Design Certificate, and 4 credits for the Web Site Development and Design AAS Degree. Students may choose their own project, or I can help you find a project. Projects can be paid or unpaid. They can involve creating a new web site, adding something new to a web site, or making major changes to a web site. Projects can be started anytime during the first 5 weeks of a term.

Instructor permission is required before registering. Please email me at rbekey@pcc.edu and send me day and evening telephone numbers if you want to register or if you have questions about this.

My Background:

I am currently a full-time instructor in the CAS/OS (Computer Applications and Office Systems) department at PCC Sylvania. I teach a variety of courses including CAS 111D (Dreamweaver), CAS 213 (JavaScript), CAS 214 (ColdFusion), CAS 215 (CSS and Dynamic HTML), CAS 213 (JavaScript), and CAS 225 (PHP).

I have been working with computers for over 30 years, including running my own business, the Computer Training Center, in Corvallis, Oregon from 1990-1996. I have taught at many community colleges, in both credit and continuing education programs. In addition to PCC credit classes I have taught credit, CEU and contracted classes for the PCC Computer Education Program (Extended Learning), Mount Hood Community College, and Clackamas Community College. I received my B.S. degree from the University of Southern California, M.S. from Washington State University, and Ph.D. from Oregon State University. 

My current specialties are the many different facets of the Internet, including web page design, client and server-side scripting, and database applications on the Internet.