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Professional Certificate in Web Design and Application Development

About this certificate:

The Professional Certificate in Web Design and Application Development is awarded to those participants who have completed both the Internet Technologies and Web Design and Web Site Application Development courses in addition to one of the six elective courses listed below of the Information Technology Certificate Programs offered through the School of Applied Technology of Illinois Institute of Technology. Those interested in pursuing this award must complete these three certificate courses. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.

Participants who wish to pursue this Professional Certificate would be best served by working with a program manager of the Information Technology Certificate Programs for guidance. Some programs may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of classes would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals. 

Mean salaries in the area of Web Design and Application Development can range from $48,000 for entry-level to $85,000 or more for experienced designers.*

Job growth in this area is expected to be 20% annually through 2022.**

Program Details:

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in web design and application development. The two required certificate courses must include:

  • IT-D 801 Fundamentals of Web Development - a 16 week course, this course will cover how the Internet is organized, addressing, routing, DNS, TCP/IP, the use of Internet applications, and the creation of Web pages using HTML and graphical applications. It will address Internet applications including electronic mail, World Wide Web, FTP, messaging, TCP/IP-specific network troubleshooting tools, and Web page authoring. 
  • IT-D 862 Web Site Application Development - a 16 week course, programming the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) for Web pages is introduced with emphasis on creation of interfaces to handle Web-based form data. CGI programming is taught in multiple languages. Security of Web sites is covered with an emphasis on controlled access sites. Fall Only

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

ASP.NET with C# E-Commerce Site Development with .NET (Prerequisite is ASP.NET with C#)
Web 2.0: Rich Internet Applications Service Oriented Architecture
Intro to Programming with Java Intelligent Device Applications Android
Human/Computer Interaction Open Source Programming


Starting at $7,950 


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