Web Development and Design

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Employment
Newly redesigned! GCC’s Web Development & Design Certificate teaches the latest standards and technologies for developing, building, and maintaining websites and online marketing channels. Courses are regularly updated to incorporate changes in software, programming, and data management. The Business and Information Technology Department faculty collaborate to ensure that students are prepared to handle today’s online business technology.  

Program requirements have been newly updated to include the most industry-relevant courses and content. The revised curriculum addresses evolutions in web development methodologies, browser, server, and web platform updates, and the growing demand for online marketing skills. Program electives enable students to expand their skills with a focus on design, development, or business.

Prepare yourself for employment in the business environment as a web developer or begin working as a freelancer! Job and freelance opportunities will be local, regional, and national as the need for individuals with strong computer and web development skills continues to grow, in businesses across all sectors. Graduates of this program can also build on their skills with additional study to acquire a degree in Marketing or Computer Information Systems.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Web Development and Design Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Web Development and Design program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    FallSpring
    ART 161
    BUS 116
    CIS 151
    ENG Comp. I
    Program elective
    ART 263
    CIS 145
    CIS 243
    Program elective
    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ART 161
    BUS 116
    CIS 151
    ART 263
    CIS 145
    ENG Comp. I
    Program elective
    CIS 243
    Program elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Entry-level employment as a web developer, web designer, or content manager; proprietorship of a contracted web development service; or continuation towards an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or Marketing.

The Web Development and Design program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and degree pathways »

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

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