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Humber’s Web Development graduate certificate program focuses on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments including database-driven programming, content management and mobile services. You’ll work both individually and in teams simulating the real work environment to create commercial websites that apply theories of user-centred design, usability, information architecture, quality assurance testing and responsive design. Project management and presentation skills are key components of the program. Your education will be rounded out through your own experience working on websites that meet business and development requirements.

By the end of the final semester of study, you will develop a personal portfolio of your competencies and have a chance to promote your skills at a portfolio show.

Course detail

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

• Explain the types of business transactions conducted on a commercial website and the process for development of such transactions.
• Prepare and present a proposal and a business plan for a commercial website.
• Implement a website solution based on a set of business requirements or client specifications.
• Create a complete content management system using a database and scripting language.
• Develop data-driven websites for multiple platforms in accordance with best practices, industry standards in content management, security, database design, interface design, usability, accessibility and personalization.
• Design and develop web services for a website using software programs.
• Design a full featured functioning commercial website using software programs, including a defined information architecture that is supported by navigation, layout, text and graphics.
• Manage web development projects using project management practices, documentation and software.
• Test, troubleshoot and debug software created in the web projects.
• Develop web projects as a leader or member of a web development team.


Semester 1
• HTTP 5101: Web Application Development 1
• HTTP 5102: Project Management
• HTTP 5103: Web Programming
• HTTP 5104: Digital Design
• HTTP 5105: Database Design and Development

Semester 2
• HTTP 5201: Security and Quality Assurance
• HTTP 5202: Web Application Development 2
• HTTP 5203: XML and Web Services
• HTTP 5204: Mobile Development
• HTTP 5205: Career Connections
• HTTP 5206: Web Information Architecture

Semester 3
• HTTP 5301: Usability and Accessibility
• HTTP 5302: Trends in Web Development
• HTTP 5303: Web Project
• HTTP 5304: Portfolio Development
• HTTP 5305: Field Placement

Work Placement

The work placement (minimum 245 hours) can be paid or unpaid and takes place in the last seven weeks of the third and final semester. All placements are approved by the program co-ordinator. Students must successfully complete their placement in order to graduate.

Your Career

Canadians have registered 2.1 million dot-ca (.ca) domain names, an impressive achievement that reflects Canada’s position as one of the world’s most wired nations. Our program effectively addresses this trend by developing professionals able to create websites that respond to market and technology trends and support organizations’ corporate objectives.

Graduates find full-time and freelance employment as web developers in corporate, small and medium-sized businesses, government, entertainment, education, health-care and the not-for-profit sectors. Graduates work as web developers, creating websites and providing web services, and as advisors on web policies and strategic objectives. Some of our graduates will also establish their own freelance businesses.

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