Web Design and Development (Certificate)
In this certificate program, you will move beyond first generation HTML-based web pages and learn to create interactive, web-based applications that support the demands of contemporary e-business processes. Be prepared for careers such as webmaster, web designer, web programmer, or web developer/architect as you gain an understanding of client-side and server-side development.
You’ll learn how to:
- Create interactive web-based applications
- Create requirements for and design the user experience by applying UX principles
- Create client-server and cloud-based solutions using information architecture and web-design foundational principles
- Compare and contrast potential solutions for web, app, and mobile scenarios
- Assess how web design and development converges
Learn to create interactive web applications using popular programming languages and frameworks in a certificate program that provides hands-on instruction through real-world development scenarios.
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Web Design and Development requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- ICT 4300 - Web Enabled Information Systems
- ICT 4505 - Website Design and Management
- ICT 4510 - Advanced Website Design and Management
- ICT 4515 - Usability Design For Websites
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- GIS 4080 - Python Programming
- ICT 4100 - Principles of Project Management
- ICT 4305 - Object-Oriented Methods
- ICT 4310 - Client-Server Applications
- COMM 4324 - Web Analytics
- ICT 4400 - Database Administration
- ICT 4405 - Database Design & Programming
- ICT 4540 - XML & Data in Application Development
- ICT 4555 - Introduction to Animate CC
- ICT 4560 - Web Graphics Production
- ICT 4561 - Web Development with PHP
- ICT 4576 - Native Application Development with Adobe AIR on Mobile Devices
- ICT 4580 - Mobile Application Development with Web Standards
- ICT 4585 - Web Development with Ruby on Rails
- ICT 4605 - IS Security Principles
- ICT 4680 - Principles of Cryptography
- ICT 4695 - Application Security
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
Design Your Custom Plan
Start Customizing Your Certificate
View the tutorial or start building your plan now.Design Your Custom Plan!
Careers in Web Design and Development Certificate
Lead Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Senior Flash Developer, Configuration Manager, Designer/Developer, Webmaster, Technical Architect, Web Programmer.
Develop and execute websites, architect code, manage content systems, maintain current websites, research, collaboration, design, scriptwriting, database maintenance, lead, administer.
Named the #9 best job of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report, web developers will be in high demand. An employment growth rate of 21.7% for web developers through 2020 is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that time, about 65,000 jobs will need to be filled. Advanced web skills, from the technical know-how needed to be a developer to the artistic eye essential for web design, will continue to be a priority for web design and development professionals across sectors.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand—particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
Ready to Apply
It's time to gather your materials and apply to your program of choice. Remember to include:
How to Apply
Need More Information
Interested in attending University College, but need additional information before you make a decision? No problem−we're here to help. You may request additional information about a specific program and specialty, review and ask questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section, or contact University College directly.
- Request additional information
- Ask a question
- Email University College or call 303-871-2291 or 800-347-2042
Want to Take a Class
Even if you missed the application deadline, you can start taking courses for one quarter before you have to submit a completed application. We know how important it is to get started when you're ready, so review the class schedule or start the registration process now.