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Undergraduate Certificates

Web Development Certificate and Courses Online

Learn To Build Better User Experiences in as Few as 10 Courses

Combine your love of technology with creative problem-solving skills as you earn your online Web Development Certificate from DeVry University. Our 10-course program helps you build many of the web design skills used to create interactive, data-focused and user-driven website experiences. Our online Web Development Certificate can also help you prepare to sit for industry certification exams like the Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) exam.

Find Out About Our Web Development Certificate

During our online Web Development Certificate program, you'll work through a targeted 10-course curriculum of web development classes to build skills like user experience (UX), website development, website graphics, web animations, web videos and infographics. You'll work under the guidance of knowledgeable professors to learn how to test website functionality and accessibility, fix bugs and optimize the performance of a website. Our web development curriculum also includes concepts from the Adobe® Creative Cloud® (ACA) exam, designed to help prepare you to take external industry exams like the ACA to expand your credentials.

Adobe® Certification Exams

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 exams.1

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.
Knowledge & Skills

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®.
  • Website Design
    Design, build and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, web management tools and digital media.
  • Web Development
    Learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS), databases and code to improve the operation of front- and back-end website development.
  • 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.
Did You Know?

The job market for web developers is expected to grow by 13% on a national level between 2020 and 2030.2

Your Financial Aid Options

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

Website Development Certificate Courses

Web Graphic Design
Web Interface Design With Lab
Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Information Design
Advanced Web Design
Responsive Web Design
Web Development
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
Interactive Web Page Scripting With Lab
Programming Multimedia for the Web With Lab
Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration With Lab
Web Accessibility With Lab

FAQs: Web Development

What is web development?

Web development is the process of building a website. It involves elements of design and programming to create a functional and easy experience for users. Web development shares elements with web design, but where web design focuses on the things that users see on a webpage, web development tends to focus on the unseen elements that make the website functional.

How to become a web developer?

In general, you'll need skills such as web design, web coding, interactive web page scripting and more. Taking web development courses can be a great way to learn about these skills and develop a solid foundation that can be used to build more advanced web development concepts on down the line. In addition to earning a web development certificate, it may also be useful to earn professional certifications such as the Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification. This type of certification verifies your skills in specific areas of web development.

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1Adobe Certification Programs,, visited May 17, 2022. 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 Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location.
*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.