AJAX has been described as “the special sauce” that makes web magic happen. In reality, it’s a combination of technologies working together to create highly interactive web content. AJAX combines HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and server side scripting to allow fully dynamic page content without the need to reload pages in the browser, including database-driven content. Learning AJAX combines the skills learned in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Database Development and PHP into a complete package, allowing you to build any type of website or web application you need.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This online course begins on January 4 and ends on March 25, 2021.  Enrollments will be accepted until January 15, 2021.  All work must be completed per the dates provided by the course syllabus which is provided the first day of the course.


Enrollment Policies

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Suggested prerequisites: Creating Functional Websites, Web Programming with JavaScript, and Server-Side Scripting with PHP.  Or functional understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and server-side scripting.  

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Section Course Materials

Ajax for Web Application Designers



Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.