Web Developer Diploma Program

Overview

We all spend time online browsing websites to buy things, play games, get information and be entertained. But website don’t just happen, they’re created by web developers, working alongside web designers and content creators.

US News & World Report Money names web developer as the 3rd Best Technology Job and 20th on the list of top 100 Best Jobs.1

Program length – 10 months

1US News & World Report, Money, “Best Technology Jobs,” “100 Best Jobs,” retrieved 5/18/2016.

Curriculum

The Web Developer program covers both front-end design and back-end development. Students are taught to concept, code and publish their own content for a variety of destinations, including desktop computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. They explore various languages used in interactive design, such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. In addition to skills based on coding, students are taught to concept, design, and create the visual assets used on a site, including layout, color, typography, identity, user interfaces and user experience.

At the completion of the program, students could develop their own professional online portfolio and gain entry-level employment as a web design professional.

Taught skills include:

Use current coding languages to design, create, and apply web content and functions
Use concept, code and design to create various visual assets used in a web environment
Publish web content for a variety of destinations
Create interactive web designs using various languages
Program Resources:
The Media Institute Web Developer lab features Mac workstations loaded with industry standard design software, including MySQL, Apache, PHP and Apple Keynote presentation software.

Careers

Web developers often work for web development agencies and IT firms, educational and government organizations, and publishing companies.

Potential job titles include:

Web Designer
Web Developer
Webmaster
User Experience/User Interface Designer
Demand for web developers is expected to grow +14% through 2024 with 58,600 job openings.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Web Developer, retrieved 5/18/16

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