Web Development Certificate

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  • Credit hours: 27
  • Stackable to degree: Yes
  • Potential job outcomes: Web developer, interactive media specialist

Develop the skills needed to begin a successful career in Web development with this 27-credit-hour certificate program. You’ll get a beginners-level overview of web development with an emphasis on scripting and programming techniques. This is an ideal program for individuals looking to enter the web development field. It’s also a great choice for people whose current job scope has expanded to include website responsibilities.

Take classes in database systems, Internet fundamentals, web foundations, web authoring tools, web scripting foundations, Web accessibility, interactive scripting, e-commerce strategies/technologies and server-side scripting. You’ll work alongside skilled faculty who are web development experts, and you’ll get hands-on experience using the latest web development technologies.

Web development is a constantly growing and evolving field, and employers regularly seek out job applicants with skills in this area. Upon graduation of this program, you’ll be ready to seek entry-level employment opportunities in the web development industry.

Certificate program requirements

This 27 credit-hour certificate program provides a background in web development with emphasis on scripting and programming techniques. Individuals seeking entry-level positions in the field of web development and maintenance will find these skills helpful. This program will also be useful to individuals whose job scope has expanded to include web site responsibilities.

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
CIS 143 3

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to database concepts. Primary focus is on the relational model of database management and querying databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). Existing relational databases are examined and manipulated, and new relational databases are created.

Prerequisite: CAS 160 or CIS 101 or WEB 110 with a grade of C or better and math placement in MTH 101 or higher. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

WEB 110 3

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to use the Internet and build basic web pages. Students will learn and understand introductory functions of the web, Internet communications, and project management concepts. Social networking tools and the use of multimedia on the web will be explored. Industry career opportunities will be discussed.

WEB 150 3

Description: Introduces the foundational skills needed to create web pages utilizing HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Topics include Web design best practices, web site hosting, Internet protocols, graphics, media and security. Students utilize the skills learned to create a business-oriented web site project. IAI MC 923

Recommended: WEB 110 or CIS 106 or GRA 101 are strongly recommended courses in preparation prior to WEB 150.

WEB 190 3

Description: Utilizes current industry frontend frameworks and advanced Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) techniques to create responsive websites. This course is project-based and students demonstrate skills by creating a business-oriented web site.

Prerequisite: WEB 150 with a grade of C or better.

WEB 200 3

Description: Builds on web foundation skills taught in WEB 150 with a focus on development of interactive web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. Students utilize the skills taught to create a business-oriented web site.

Prerequisite: WEB 150 with a grade of C or better AND math placement in MTH 101 or higher.

WEB 210 3

Description: Builds on web foundation skills taught in WEB 150 with a focus on development of useable and accessible web sites. Topics include Section 508 Accessibility compliance, the Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines, usability testing, and applications that test for adherence to coding syntax and accessibility recommendations.

Prerequisite: WEB 150 with a grade of C or better.

WEB 235 3

Description: Builds on scripting skills taught in WEB 200 with a focus on advanced JavaScript techniques which include jQuery and Ajax to create highly functional web pages. Students utilize the advanced skills taught to create a business-oriented web site.

Prerequisite: WEB 200 with a grade of C or better.

WEB 240 3

Description: Provides the student with a foundation in the fundamentals of electronic commerce development. Software, hardware, security, payment systems, promotion and support strategies, Electronic Data Interchange, web auctions, international issues, legal implications, ethical issues, and taxation are among topics covered in a lecture and lab-based format. Recommended preparation: CIS 101 or equivalent experience.

WEB 250 3

Description: Provides an introduction to server-side scripting and web data access using a currently popular server application platform and relational database. Includes variables, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and databases. Students utilize the advanced skills taught to create a business-oriented data-driven web application that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to access and update information.

Prerequisite: CIS 143 and WEB 150 with grades of C or better.

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Next steps

For more information about web development at Harper, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.