Online Web Programming Degree Programs and Courses

Discover tips for choosing an online degree program in Web programming. Find out the software and hardware required to complete courses in different web programming languages. Schools offering Graphics & Multimedia Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Although it would seem that all businesses have their own websites by now, it's simply not the case. Whether they are new businesses still getting situated or small local businesses, there are many organizations - and individuals - that need help creating a Web presence, so the educational field for Web programming is still in demand. Discover your options in the table below:

Programs Associate degree or bachelor's degree in website design and development or information technology
Online Readily available online, either fully or hybrid with hands-on learning
Courses Programming languages, database integration, e-commerce integration, game programming, security management, search engine optimization, graphics

What Online Degree Programs in Web Programming Are Available?

You can find online degree programs in Web programming at the associate and bachelor's levels. Though the curricula often contain similar training, programs might be offered as Web design and development or information technology. Some general programs allow you to concentrate in Web programming and website development.

If time constraints prevent you from attending campus, several schools offer fully online programs. However, if you prefer some instructor-led training, you can find hybrid programs that blend online home study and hands-on learning at the school.

What Courses Could I Take?

Both associate and bachelor's programs train you in the use and functions of different web programming languages, such as the following:

  • HTML5 and .NET
  • Dynamic HTML and JavaScript
  • XML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • PHP/MySQL and Perl

You'll also learn how to blend graphics, scripting and interactivity on your Web pages and incorporate database integration. You could take courses that prepare you for specific tasks, such as:

  • Cloud computing
  • E-commerce integration
  • Online game programming
  • Security management
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Some courses teach you about affiliate options that could increase traffic to websites creating profit for online businesses. You'll learn writing etiquette for the Internet and how to add eye-catching, animated graphics. In addition to functional programming, you could learn basic and advanced features of certain software applications, such as PhotoShop, Fireworks or Dreamweaver.

What Will I Need for Online Courses?

You might need to purchase and install software used in your degree program, including graphics and coding programs. Courses that cover fundamental programming with such languages as HTML or JavaScript allow you to use free applications, such as WordPad or Notepad++. Course materials are usually available online, though you might need to purchase supplementary textbooks. You can usually communicate with instructors and classmates through the school's course management system, though you'll need a valid e-mail address to enroll in the program and receive class-related updates.

How Do I Choose the Degree Program That's Right for Me?

Regardless of whether you have never designed a single Web page or already have some programming knowledge, you can find a degree program to fit your level of experience. You'll want to ensure the program you select offers your chosen format, whether fully online or blended. In some cases, you might need to complete an internship, which could provide practical benefits.

Research the software used in the programs you're considering. For example, if you want to learn PhotoShop or how to use relational databases, check the curricula to verify those topics are adequately covered. Some schools also provide access to applications during the course of the program, which could save you from having to buy them yourself. If certification is important to you, look for programs that prepare you for industry certifications, such as the Certified Web Development Professional designation offered through CIW's JavaScript, Database Design, and Perl Specialist credentials.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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