Explore Web Programming
Learn the most commonly used client- and server-side programming languages to build interactive, database-driven websites and enter the field with a credential employers will respect (and knowledge of 12+ key applications and platforms) with Champlain's online web programming certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online bachelor's degree in web design & development or online bachelor's degree in computer information systems.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our web programming certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a web programming certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
Academic Excellence and Recognition
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction
Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Web development careers are expected to grow 13% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online web programming undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online web programming courses encompass the top skills needed by today's web programming professionals.
- Introduction To Python
- Relational Database Design and SQL
- Server-Side Scripting-PHP
- Web Page Development II-CSS and XML
Plus Choose One Of The Following:
- Advanced Client-Side Scripting
- Advanced PHP Programming
- Server-Side Alternatives
Course Descriptions Below:
From day one, students in this course are problem solving, first in terms of algorithmic design and then as early as week two via programming in the latest version of Python, using PyCharm. Students begin by writing a program to have a conversation, having strings and numbers as input, and advance, by week seven, to building a working password saver program, capable of looking up, adding (and encrypting), and storing passwords.
Learn the basics and more in this course on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and SQL (Structured Query Language). Students propose a final project in the first module and then work, week-by-week, to design, create, and populate the database. Then, students learn to create queries and stored procedures.
Students who want to build database-driven or interactive web sites benefit from this course which covers PHP and MySQL along with how to build sites that incorporate authentication and security. Each week hands-on assignments are used to reinforce concepts. Students advance from an introduction to PHP and basic syntax, to handling user input and manipulating arrays in web forms to queries.
Complex web page designs fully utilized all the functionality provided by the browser. In this course, students complete a variety of hands-on assignments as part of a redesign of an existing site. One week they recreate a page using appropriate HTML5 tags, while in another they implement drag and drop functionality that must work when the site is displayed in the Chrome browser. Later in the course, students animate transitions and build a basic responsive version of the site.
This course covers advanced database connectivity techniques, focusing on building secure ecommerce applications. Students will learn basic and advanced object oriented programming techniques, using libraries and frameworks, and integrating PHP and AJAX applications. These are the techniques necessary to prepare students to build server-side enterprise web applications.
Graduates of the online web programming certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Identify and apply HTML/XML/XSL/CSS tags and attributes for web page design.
- Apply database connectivity programming techniques to build secure e-commerce applications. Preparing students to build server-side enterprise web applications.
- Design websites using appropriate security principles, focusing specifically upon the vulnerabilities inherent in common web and other server and client implementations.
- Apply object-oriented programming techniques and make use of frameworks and libraries of ready-made components that can be customized for a variety of applications.
- DOM (Document Object Model)
- Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)
- SQL (Structured Query Language)
Champlain College Online's web development faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our web programming certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s web professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in web programming work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:
- Bluehouse Group
- City of Modesto
- Commission Junction
- Daft Labs
- Robert Half Technologies
Titles our alumni hold include:
- Accounting Manager
- Lead Client Integration Engineer
- Computer & Cellphone Forensics Examiner
- Customer Support Technician
- PHP Developer
- QA Analyst
- Webmaster/Lead Marketer
- Web Developer
Tuition & Costs
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