Web Development - Certificate
Students in the Web Development Program will learn how coding skills and agile web development business practices can be applied to solve real-world problems and support organizations to meet the demands of the ever-changing digital landscape.
Over a series of ten courses students will present, implement and maintain emerging web-based technologies—learning by doing to solve problems individually and collaboratively. Methodical, concise and communicative development practices are encouraged throughout the program.
Applying Your Knowledge
Our intensive program provides you with hands-on experience in:
HTML & CSS
Agile Project Management
REST, API, SOAP API
Virtual host, sandboxes
Relational and non-relation database management systems, and frameworks
The Web Development Program is geared toward those looking to start a career as a web developer. The demand for full-stack developers is as high as ever because they have wide-ranging skills and the ability to jump in at any place in a project. They are productive and agile. Experience working on both the server and client side will also open more opportunities for our graduates.
Take this program if you:
Solve problems efficiently.
Enjoy working with computers.
Are good at organizing/attention to detail.
Have strong communication skills.
Have excellent time management skills.
Learn quickly in varied technical and creative environments.
Deliver quality work in tight deadlines.
Are open and friendly in collaboration with peers.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Utilize current web development best practices and accepted methodologies
- Determine project requirements that fulfill real business needs
- Incorporate agile practices in project development
- Create and launch a full-stack web application
- Demonstrate effective use of validation and debugging tools
- Utilize accepted industry documentation methodologies during project cycle
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, the applicant must meet the following Web Development Program requirements to be considered fully qualified.
- English Studies 12 with a 60% or higher or equivalent
- Computer Information Systems 11 and/or Computer Programming 11 is recommended
Applicants must complete a questionnaire that surveys their interest, experience and current skill set in using web-based technology. The questionnaire is used as a guide for the school chair and instructors to respond to the unique learning needs of each student and cohort.
Please note that a Selkirk College application should be put in for this program before submitting an applicant questionnaire.
Computer and software knowledge is highly recommended.
Demonstrated competency in computer hardware and software technology, keyboarding, including internet skills and word-processing skills, is required prior to entering the program. Basic computer, keyboarding and internet skills are not taught as part of the Web Development curriculum. Applicants who do not possess these skills must consult with the school chair before making a formal application to the program. Upgrading may be required.
In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.
WEB101 - Agile Project Management
WEB 101 Agile Project Management introduces students to the principles and methodology of an agile approach to project management. By applying this approach to a real-life or simulated project students learn how to create an adaptive project environment that responds to continually changing requirements, reduces risk and enhances the quality of project delivery. Emphasis is on documenting project planning and process and using tools to enhance project management and collaborative work.
WEB102 - HTML and CSS
WEB 102 HTML and CSS introduces students to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), web standards and web accessibility. Students will use best practices and follow web standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create content that looks appropriate and functions correctly on all devices. Using the mobile first method, students will apply the skills learned to design and build a standards compliant website from conception through completion.
WEB105 - Development Environment
WEB 105 Development Environment provides students with the current industry context, standards and fundamental tools required to dive into back-end web developing. Students will become familiar with the back-end environment by setting up a web server, setting up a virtual host, running an https and creating sandboxes. They will gain confidence and access greater control in front and back-end web development by executing command line through Terminal. Understanding of best-practice in version control will be emphasized as students learn how to utilize open source distributed version control systems and incorporate thorough testing and debugging practices into their development projects.
WEB106 - Entrepreneurship
WEB 106 Entrepreneurship helps students identify and respond to a market need by bringing a marketable business idea to life. Simulating a start up environment students are challenged to explore new ways of team-based problem solving, ideation and business model development that will establish a working foundation for a viable business. Students will prepare a pitch deck and present their startup idea to an audience for feedback.
WEB107 - Back-end Development Fundamentals
WEB 107 Back-end Development Fundamentals takes students on a deep dive into the back-end systems that drive modern web applications so that they can gain a more holistic understanding of web development practices and tailor website content for individual users. Students will learn, practice and apply a scripting language, as well as use packages, frameworks, and application program interfaces (APIs) while working within an agile development environment. An emphasis will be placed on maintaining industry standards and best practices, and integrating agile testing practices to ensure security and efficiency. Students will apply and refine skills to develop a server-side web application.
WEB108 - Data Persistence
WEB 108 Data Persistence builds upon fundamental back-end development knowledge and skills by familiarizing students with database management systems, frameworks, and methods for data storage and retrieval. Students will learn to how to utilize both relational and non-relational databases in web application development as well as gain understanding of how the two models are different and why they are needed. Students will use data persistence strategies to determine the right storage model for their different web application use-cases and how to maintain information integrity, security and confidentiality.
WEB109 - Web Application Development Infrastructure and Operations
WEB 109 Web Application Development Infrastructure and Operations introduces students to the selection and configuration of appropriate tools to form a scalable and continuous development-delivery-operations support pipeline. By reviewing their web applications from an infrastructure, architecture, and coding perspective, students will develop more secure web applications, test their web applications for vulnerabilities, and implement mitigation strategies.
WEB110 - Full-stack Web Application Development
WEB 110 Full-stack Web Application Development provides students with the opportunity to employ their cumulative skills and talents to develop a full stack web application. Each student must choose an area of focus, plan and complete a series of scheduled tasks to create a unique and custom portfolio-ready web application product.
Tuition & Fees
All amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Tuition amounts are based on a full-time course load. Please note that many programs have additional costs beyond those listed here. For more information, please visit Tuition & Fees.
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