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Web Development Certificate Program: Description

Web developers work on teams that bring websites to life by creating effective interfaces and navigation based on purposeful design and development. The Bellevue College Web Development Certificate Program was developed by respected web developers, managers, and programmers to target the skills critical to success in today’s marketplace.

The program offers hands-on professional training in the most current industry practices and emphasizes learning by doing. Instructors are respected professionals currently working in the field.

See an overview table of required and elective courses in the program for more details. Courses in the program may be taken individually or as part of the full certificate program.

Program Components

The program requires a minimum of 275.5 course hours.  Required courses comprise 260.5 course hours and focus on effective web design, HTML, CSS, C#, JavaScript, XML, SQL, ASP.NET, and PHP. Electives comprise the remaining 15 course hours.

Students may choose from a broad range of electives including advanced C#. Separate electives also cover programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Java, jQuery, web services using .NET, and WordPress.  Other elective courses are devoted to search engine optimization and web analytics.

The program culminates in a final Capstone course that focuses on completing the Capstone Project. In this project, students develop a website by synthesizing the skills and knowledge from the earlier certificate courses in the program. The Capsone course also helps the student to prepare for a final class presentation on their site. Satisfactory completion of the Web Development Capstone Project is required to receive the Web Development Certificate.

Accommodating and Flexible

The program’s small classes let our instructors give students personal attention.  Classes are taught during evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Our flexible program lets you start any quarter you like and finish at your own pace. You can take as few as one or two classes a week. Although the program can be completed in as little as a year, you may take as long as 2 years to earn your certificate.

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