Web Design and Application Development (Professional Certificate)

Growth of e-commerce and a shift to mobile technology are driving demand for web designers and developers. Build the skills to meet changing consumer behavior with a professional certificate in Web Design and Application Development.

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Prepare for a career in web design and application development with a professional certificate in Web Design and Application Development.

The professional certificate in Web Design and Application Development is awarded after completing both the Internet Technologies and Web Design and Web Site Application Development courses in addition to one elective course listed below.

Core coursework covers the creation of web pages and sites using HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and graphical applications. It also introduces programming the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) for web pages in multiple languages, and for securing websites. Coursework is complemented with hands-on projects like creating and deploying a website with multiple pages and cross-linked structures.

Program Overview

Prepare for a career in web design and application development with a professional certificate in Web Design and Application Development. Coursework is complemented with hands-on projects like creating and deploying a website with multiple pages and cross-linked structures.

Career Opportunities

According to the United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of web developers in the U.S. is $74,000. In Chicago, the average salary is $86,000, and job growth in this area is expected to increase 13 percent through 2028.

Other job titles include front/back end developer, full stack developer, web application developer, and UX/UI designer.

Pursuing this professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager of information technology courses. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.

Required Courses:

Electives:

The third certificate course is an elective and can be any course offered in the information technology and management department. Recommended courses for the elective are:

Applying is easy; all you need is a résumé! If you have any questions about the IT professional certificate program, feel free to contact the certificate program manager and adviser, or see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.