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Web Technologies

Looking to build a foundation of web skills around your own schedule?

BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Web Technologies is a fast, eight-course program designed to give you up-to-date, applicable job skills through online courses that fit your own schedule, no matter where you are.

Carefully created by working professionals to give you the most current information and technology with hands-on experience, this program is perfect for small business owners and other employees hoping to manage everyday design and updates of their own websites.

About the Web Technologies Certificate program

  • Eight-course Associate Certificate program
  • Entirely online to work around your schedule
  • Professional development prepares you for basic web design and maintenance
  • Can be an introduction to web technologies by itself, or as the first step to completing the more technical certificate program
To learn more, visit our Program Details page.

Who should apply for a Web Technologies Associate Certificate?

Whether you’re doing just a bit of web design at your current job, or you own your own business and are looking to improve your web presence, BCIT can help.

This program might be right for you if:
  • You’re interested in developing a foundation of web skills
  • You’re a business owner or entrepreneur who wants to manage your own website
  • You’re hoping to improve your role at your current company
  • Your employer is looking for someone to do simple web design in-house
Apply today to begin your training on the Program Entry page.

What grads can do

Many students in this program are already employed or small-business owners looking to improve their current roles with professional development. Others enter this program as the beginning of study for more advance training, moving onto BCIT’s more technical Certificate in Web Technologies.

This program, designed for continuing education, gives students the solid foundation of web technologies to advance in their chosen field by adding some skills as a web designer or author.

Learn more about the career opportunities for grads at the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration Form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Students may request to have prior work experience or previously taken courses assessed for course exemption. Contact either, or for further details on Prior Learning Assessment Recognition.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.


As is only fitting for our Web Technologies Associate Certificate program, all courses are delivered online to best fit your schedule and needs.

The selection of the eight courses required for the associate certificate give you a solid foundation of web technologies to improve your current career, sharpen your job skills, or prepare for further study in BCIT’s Web Technologies Certificate program.

Program delivery

Registration for the courses in the program are done on an individual basis; delivered entirely online.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  MDIA 1205 Web Design Technologies 1 3.0
  MDIA 2205 Web Design Technologies 2 2.0
  MDIA 3201 Intermediate Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) 2.0
  MDIA 3203 Photoshop for Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 3206 Audio and Video Technologies for Web Publishing 2.0
  MDIA 3207 Using Scripting Language on the Web 3.0
  MDIA 3209 WordPress and Content Management Systems 3.0
  MDIA 4207 Web Design Business and Major Project 3.0
Total Credits: 21.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

By offering a focused, eight-course program to complete your Associate Certificate in Web Technologies, BCIT has designed a fast, strong foundation for everyday web design and maintenance.

Perfect as professional development for people already working in marketing, graphic design, management, or as small business owners, this fully online associate certificate gives you flexibility of schedule and location so you can improve your job skills quickly and easily.

Additionally, this program ladders easily into BCIT’s more technical Web Technologies Certificate program for a more in-depth study to fully prepare them for a larger career shift.

Program location

Courses are offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Students who earn their Associate Certificate in Web Technologies are often looking for continuing education for an already-existing job or to move to a new role in their company. This program is specifically developed for small business and professional development, rather than for new career advancement.

One of the most popular options for students in this program is to assume the role of web designer/author for the companies where they are currently employed. Many firms hire external design houses to author and maintain their web pages and are often not satisfied with the results. They are therefore anxious to bring this work back into the firm and may sponsor their employees to develop sufficient expertise to become in-house designers.

If you’re currently employed, be sure to ask your employer if they would sponsor you or pay a portion of your tuition for your professional development.

Students who earn their associate certificate often go on for further training in the more technical Certificate in Web Technologies program to prepare them for even more in-depth web design work and an additional variety of career opportunities.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2012-2014 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2011-2013 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

BCIT recruits qualified faculty who have an ability to connect and communicate effectively with students.

Our instructors enjoy working with people, have industry experience, successful teaching experience at the post secondary level, and may have a master’s degree or specialized competency in the area of their expertise. Some have actually written the texts and case books you will be using in your studies.

Randy Singer, Associate Dean / 604-451-7198
Paul Sawyer, Part-time Studies Media Coordinator

Katherine Berry, B.A., M.A.
Mary Anne Conforti
Rosemary Dolman, B.A.
Dale McIntosh, Ph.D.
Bonita M. Smith, B.A., M.Ed.
Laurie Thiessen
Mike Walton
Janice Wood

Contact Us

Angelina Shine
Part-time Studies Program Assistant, Digital Arts
604-451-7198 |

Paul Sawyer
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Digital Arts
604-456-1011 |

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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