Front-End Web Development Certificate Program

Program at a Glance

  • 20 weeks
  • 2 online courses
  • $3,591-$3,990

Learn the Top Front-End Developer Skills for a Successful Career in Web Development

One of the top tech jobs available to career changers and early career professionals is web application development. Building foundational skills in front-end web development, including HTML, CSS, UI/UX and JavaScript, can give you the competitive advantage you need to break into the industry as a web developer or front-end developer and put you on a successful career path to becoming a full-stack web application developer, software developer or other specialist in software engineering and related fields. Designed for those looking to gain an entry-level position in web development, our Front-End Web Development Certificate Program will give you the necessary practice and competence in key front-end development skills to land your first job. Taught by industry experts, the online program blends asynchronous and synchronous instruction, allowing you to study at your own pace while also participating in collaborative group projects for effective learning.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll complete this program with solid, foundational competency and basic understanding for future learning in web application development, including:

  • Core basic web development skills for making websites using HTML and CSS
  • Best practices for user experience such as adaptive design, user testing and research, quality assurance and device/browser support
  • Fundamentals of JavaScript programming and fluency with syntax of the language for creating a wide variety of interactive elements on websites and web applications
  • Front-end web development best practices, team development practices and integration of data-driven interfaces using JavaScript
  • Key usability principles and processes used in the industry, culminating in the design of a basic website and mobile application

What You’ll Get

  • A fully online program that lets you learn on your schedule
  • A digital badge for your LinkedIn profile to share your professional achievement
  • One-on-one interaction with industry experts
  • Hands-on, project-based learning with practical application
  • Collaborative learning environment that reflects real-world web development workplaces
  • Unique networking opportunities with instructors and fellow students that can help advance your career
  • Between September 2021 and August 2022, there were over 102,000 unique job postings in California for roles requiring Front-End Development skills, including JavaScript, CSS and HTML.
  • The median salary posted for those jobs was over $125,000.

Source: EMSI Labor Market Analytics, 2022

This program requires the successful completion of two courses for a total of 12 academic units. Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up to date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, you must complete all the course requirements of your certificate with a "C" or better and within five years from the day you enroll in the first course. A certificate will not be awarded if the requirements are not completed and your application for candidacy is not received within this timeframe.

It is recommended, but not required, that you take courses in the following order: Fundamentals of Front-End Web Development and Intermediate Front-End Web Development.

The cost of each course in the program is $1,995. If you enroll in both courses at the same time, you'll be eligible for a 10% discount, or a total of $3,591 for the full program, plus the cost of a one-time, non-refundable certificate fee.

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Ready to advance your career? Pick the option that best suits your needs and your lifestyle:

  • Register. Fill out a brief program registration form. By doing so, you declare your intent to complete the program in 5 years or less, lock in program requirements and will be contacted by a program adviser who will work with you to map out your academic path.
  • Enroll in an individual course. Check out individual courses that are currently open for enrollment. Courses will be applied to the program if you later decide to complete the certificate program.
  • Sign up for an information session. Learn more about the program by enrolling in a free info session. If an information session for this program is not currently open for enrollment, click on “notify me,” and we’ll contact you when then next one becomes available.

Questions? We’re here to help.

You can reach our Enrollment Coach, Kristy Craig, by email or you can schedule an appointment. She can speak with you about our program, answer your questions and help ensure it’s the right fit for your goals.