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Professional Certificate in Web Design and Application Development

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About this certificate:

The Professional Certificate in Web Design and Application Development is awarded to participants who have completed both the Internet Technologies and Web Design and Web Site Application Development courses in addition to one elective course listed below. 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 receiving guidance from a program manager of Information Technology courses. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.

Job Outlook:

The median salary of Web Developers in the United States is $66,000.* In Chicago, the average salary is $86,000. **

Other job titles include Front/Back End Developer, Full Stack Developer, Web Application Developer, and UX/UI Designer.

Job growth in this area is expected to increase 27% through 2022. It is one of the fastest growing occupations in the tech field.

Program Details:

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in web design and application development. Courses are sixteen weeks long over the fall and spring semesters, and are eight weeks long if taken over the summer.

Required Courses:

  • IT-D 801 Fundamentals of Web Development Covers the creation of Web pages and sites using HTML, CSS, Javascript and graphical applications. Networked multimedia distribution technologies are also explored. The design of effective webpages including page layout, user interface design, graphic design, content flow and site structure as well as management of web site resources including intranet management and design considerations are addressed. Students design and create a major web site with multiple pages and cross-linked structures. This course is a prerequisite to IT-D 862.
  • IT-D 862 Web Site Application Development - This course is an introduction to web applications with a focus on back-end/server-side web development. Students will be building dynamic web pages and sites using primarily JavaScript. The course will also investigate communicating with databases and serving pages using Node.js web servers. Various JavaScript based frameworks and CMS applications may also be reviewed.


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


Application Information

Tuition for the three-course program $7,950. Students may also elect to enroll in additional courses for $2,650 each. Applying is easy; all you need is a resume! If you have any questions about the IT Professional Certificate program, feel free to contact the Certificate Program Manager & Advisor or see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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