Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web Development.


Combine your love of technology and creative problem solving with an online Web Development Certificate from DeVry University. This 10-course curriculum can provide you with the skills used in creation of responsive, interactive and data-driven website user experiences—and it prepares you to sit for industry certification exams like the Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) exam.


Through a targeted 10-course curriculum, our Web Development Certificate will help you learn user experience (UX) development for websites and build web graphics, web animations, web videos and infographics. Our knowledgeable professors will teach you how to test website functionality and accessibility, fix bugs and optimize website performance. Curriculum is designed with concepts from the Adobe® Creative Cloud® (ACA) exam. In fact, the online Web Development Certificate program prepares you for external industry certificate exams like the ACA to gain additional credentials.


The knowledge and skills embedded in the Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design provide students with a basis for taking external industry certification exams, including the Adobe® Certified Associate exams1.

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification validates that you have basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe software. Certification by Adobe is an immediate way for you to stand out and be noticed.

The ACA exam is offered in six areas:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Video Communication Using Adobe® Premiere®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign®
  • Interactive Media Using Adobe® Flash® Professional

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Website Development in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Web Development Certificate program covers the following:

  • Multimedia Integration
    Use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create interactive websites and dynamic web applications by integrating assets such as video, audio, images and animation.
  • Database Methodology
    Study concepts and methods fundamental to database development and use, including data analysis, modeling and structured query language (SQL) Explore the basic functions and features of database management system (DBMS).
  • Content Creation and Management
    Write, design or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Software and Programming Proficiency
    Understand and use web programming languages, such as HTML5 and CSS3 as well as industry-specific software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud®.
  • Code Review
    Learn to evaluate code to ensure that it is accessible, valid and properly structured; meets industry standards; and is compatible with browsers, devices or operating systems.
  • Web Development
    Learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS), databases and code to improve the operation of front- and back-end website development.
  • Website Design
    Design, build and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, web management tools and digital media.


15% growth nationally is projected from 2016 to 2026 for employment of web developers2.


Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Web Development Certificate may consider careers such as:

  • Graphic Designer

  • Multimedia Artist Animator

  • Web Designer

  • Web Developer

  • Website Editor

  • Website Producer

Program Courses

Web Graphic Design

WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design
WGD232 Web Design
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
WGD251 Responsive Web Design

Web Development

CIS336 Introduction to Database with Lab
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab
WBG340 Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab
WBG410 Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab
WDD420 Web Accessibility with Lab

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1Adobe Certification Programs,, visited January 11, 2016. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  
2 Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2016-2026 and may not reflect local economic conditions.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.