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Designed to Help You Succeed

Our professional certificate programs give you the skills to move forward with your career goals. We can help you achieve your goals, from finishing a degree to broadening a skill set, or other professional and personal development opportunities.

One and Done

The Web Development Certificate consists of eight courses designed to transition students from a typical web user to an entry-level Frontend Web Developer.

The suggested timeline for completing the certificate is one year: Two courses per quarter over four quarters. Admissions to the program are rolling, so you can apply any time for the next available date.

Fully Accredited & High Quality

Students in the Web Development Certificate program will earn up to 40 college credits.

Courses are rigorous, and led by knowledgeable instructors with real-world experience in the web development industry. Instruction is highly personalized, and course content is updated annually to keep up with trends in the industry.

Flexible & Convenient

We know you have a busy schedule and many obligations. Web Development courses may be taken in either ``hybrid`` or ``online`` formats, depending on your need. Hybrid courses have regular face-to-face meetings where you can get help dedicated to your learning process. Online courses use video chats and screenshare sessions to allow one-to-one work with your instructor.

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Holistic Education for Adult, Part-Time Students

The Web Development Certificate program is aligned with the Seattle University core mission and value statements, which define an education designed to educate all facets of the person. Web developers graduating from this program will have a broad view of the way that technology shapes and changes the world. They will better understand their role in developing responsible and ethical applications.

Technical and intellectual rigor are emblematic of the Seattle University Mission, and students in the Web Development Certificate program will encounter many topics and situations requiring not just the correct technical solutions, but also a social, cultural, or ethical justification. Students in this program learn not only how to answer the question of “how” to use technical tools, but also “why” to use one tool or approach over another.

This program is dedicated to the adult, part-time student population. In designing the program, courses, and scheduling, every effort has been made to provide flexibility and accommodation for the adult student. Courses are designed to offer adults both the depth of content they crave, and the professional skills they need.

The courses offered through the Web Development Certificate are hybrid courses. They leverage the flexibility of online content so you can engage with course materials on your own time, but they also use in-person meetings to enhance the learning experience. The in-person meetings fall into two categories. Sessions dedicated to working with faculty and peers directly on course projects, and other meetings designed to model professional development and career networking events in the industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will possess a portfolio of work demonstrating mastery in the following learning outcomes.

  • Design Fluency
    Students create and leverage appealing designs that support the needs of users interacting with websites and Web-based software.

  • Foundational Understanding of the Web
    Students are able to analyze and leverage the core building blocks of Web technology, both individually and in concert, to architect and build websites and Web-based software.

  • Frontend Web Development
    Students are able to leverage HTML, CSS and Javascript to create responsive and compelling interactive websites and Web-based software.
  • System Operations
    Students can create and maintain an operating environment for a website by manipulating industry standard technologies and tools.

  • Professional Practice
    Students participate at a peer level in a professional web development setting due to their understanding of cultural norms and practices.

  • User Science
    Students understand principles of usability and user experience and can leverage those principles to conduct usertests and improve websites and web-based software through an iterative process.

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SU Web Developers Meetup

The SU Web Dev Meetup sponsors monthly events open to the public. Topics range from honing your portfolio and resumé for the job hunt to scaling websites for large audiences. Connect with a group of fellow web developers growing their knowledge and professional connections. Our events are free and open to all.