Web Programming Schools and Degrees

Web programming certificate and degree programs include instruction in programming languages, such as HTML and Java. Find degree options and tips for choosing a school. Schools offering Graphics & Multimedia Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

To make it in today's world, a business website is not just the nicety that it once was at the beginning of our technological online boom, it's almost mandatory. While programs exist for the everyday user to try and build their own websites, the difference between an amateur and a professional look is probably not many would gamble with. Enter the educational opportunities in the field of web programming that can lead to a career as a knowledgeable web developer.

Programs Certificate or associate's degree in programming languages, bachelor's degree in information technology or web development
Courses Web-programming basics, scripting, network concepts, system analysis, web-authoring, user-interface development, database integration, advanced scripting
Online Many of today's technological degrees and certificates are available including web programming

What Type of Degrees Can I Get in Web Programming?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers will prefer to hire you if you have a bachelor's degree (www.bls.gov). You can earn either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Technology in such subjects as information technology or web development.

What About Other Programs?

Certificate programs in Web programming can prepare you for entry-level jobs. A Web Programming Certificate might be available. You can also find programming jobs if you have an associate's degree. You might be able to find a web programming associate degree. An Associate of Science in Web Development may be an additional option.

What Courses Will I Take in a Certificate or Associate's Degree Program?

Certificate and associate's degree programs will teach you basic Web-programming proficiency. You'll take similar courses in both programs, but the associate's degree curriculum requires you to take additional general education courses. You'll probably learn Java programming language and basic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) script. Some programs offer courses in more advanced scripts. Consider some of the following topics you might be covering:

  • Scripting
  • Network concepts and design
  • Systems analysis
  • Web authoring
  • User-interface development
  • Database design
  • Database integration
  • Application programming

What Courses Will I Take in a Bachelor's Degree Program?

You'll be expected to have some basic computer skills when you enter a bachelor's degree program. You may find a program that focuses on Web design and development. Additionally, you could choose a bachelor's degree program in information technology with an emphasis in web programming. These programs can prepare you for a variety of careers, including software design and development as well as Web programming. Some courses you might be taking in your bachelor's degree program are listed as follows:

  • Ethical standards
  • Copyright laws
  • Writing for Web pages
  • Using HTML
  • Computer law
  • Database development
  • Web page development
  • Security principles
  • Web-accessibility issues

How Can I Choose a School?

Look for programs with computer labs, individual projects and internships. Potential employers will want you to have hands-on experience as well as up-to-date skills. If you choose a certificate or associate's degree program and intend to continue your education in the future, make sure your credits are transferable to a bachelor's degree program. The following schools offer web programming degrees:

  • Champlain College (Burlington, VT)
  • Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Alfred State College of Technology (NY)
  • Rasmussen College (Bloomington, MN)
  • Red Rocks Community College (Lakewood, CO)

Are Online Programs Available?

You will be able to find online options for Web programming in addition to on-campus programs. Available at the certificate and degree levels, web programming can be learned at your own pace. Just make sure you complete the required courses by the specified date, and you should be able to earn your certificate or degree completely online. You can submit assignments and communicate with instructors on a forum over the Internet.

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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