Please note: This was published over a year ago. Phone numbers, email addresses and other information may have changed.

Online class teaches benefits of open-source software

Photos and Story by

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to use PHP and MySQL open source software, now’s your chance. This winter Portland Community College will offer an online, non-credit, introductory class that will have you creating dynamic Web pages using the PHP programming language and the MySQL database server in no time.

In the course, PHP and MySQL: Level I, you will learn to build dynamic, data-driven web sites using two of the most popular open source technologies available. Instructor Richard Blum will demonstrate essential programming concepts by designing and building a full-featured Web site powered by PHP and MySQL. The class will consist of clear, step-by-step, instructions demonstrating how to create a complete Web site capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database.

Held entirely online, the class will be offered three times this winter: Jan. 16 through Feb. 22, Feb. 20 through March 28 or March 19 through April 25. Cost is $89. To register, e-mail, or visit

For more information, contact the PCC Community Education office at (503) 731-6619.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


Email Subscriptions

Enter your email address to follow PCC News and recieve notifications of new posts by email.

What's Hot?


Search PCC News