Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Certificate 6420cert

Web Technologies

Great web design can make people sit up and engage with a site, no matter what the industry or subject matter. And the best web designers are sought out by companies and organizations for their skills … but first, they needed to train and build a great portfolio.

BCIT’s Web Technologies Certificate gives you a flexible, online program that fits both your schedule and your learning needs. You’ll be able to organize the classes you take based on your own timeline to get the most up-to-date information and training developed by working industry professionals.

With the advanced courses in web technologies, you’ll hone your skills with XML, jQuery Mobile, Flash, and more to prepare you for an exciting career in web design.

About the program

  • 16-course certificate program
  • Entirely online for flexibility to meet your schedule
  • Prepares you for a new career in web design
Learn more about how BCIT’s unique career-focused training can help you become a professional web designer on the Program Details page.

Who should complete the Web Technologies Certificate?

This program might be right for you if you:
  • Have an interest in art and design
  • Enjoy collaborating with other people
  • Hope to use your skills to become a web designer
  • Enjoy the challenge of creating new solutions to technical problems
  • Are looking for a creative career path
If you’re ready to train for a rewarding career in web design or technology, apply today on our Program Entry page.

What grads can do

By developing a strong foundation of design and technical skills, including designing for mobile devices with the most current software, you’ll be poised to launch a career in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, sales, high-tech industries, retail, health, business, transportation, advertising, and professional services. Almost every industry and field now requires a web presence and qualified personnel to maintain it.

With your Certificate in Web Technologies and the creative portfolio you’ll develop in your courses, you’ll have a wide range of career prospects, including entry-level positions like web designer, web producer, new media specialist, social media manager, and more.

To learn more about the benefits of a Certificate in Web Technologies, visit our 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

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 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 Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca, or Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca 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.

Courses

The courses you’ll take in earning this certificate have been developed and are taught by working industry professionals. Through the series of 16 courses, you’ll get hands-on training with today’s most up-to-date technology and programs, including CSS, Photoshop, HTML, XML, and more. Additionally, you’ll have courses like Audio and Visual Technologies for Web Publishing, Wordpress Content Management System and Mobile Design, and Responsive Web Design.

You’ll earn your certificate entirely online with a flexible schedule to fit your needs and prepare you for a successful, rewarding career in web design.

Students with approved Program Declaration, please note: Program matrix changes effective September 2016 may impact you as follows.
  • If your program declaration lists MDIA 4303 - Advanced Web Design and you have not completed it, please complete MDIA 4302 - Modern Web Design instead.
  • If your program declaration lists MDIA 4304 - Advanced Cascading Style Sheets and you have not completed it, please complete MDIA 4500 - Final Project: Portfolio instead, as the last course in the 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 Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) 2.0
  MDIA 3203 Photoshop for Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 3207 Using Scripting Language on the Web 3.0
  MDIA 3209 WordPress and Content Management Systems 3.0
  MDIA 3210 Adobe Premiere Pro for Video 3.0
  MDIA 3211 Bootstrap for Mobile Design 3.0
  MDIA 4207 Web Design Business and Major Project 3.0
  MDIA 4302 Modern Web Design 3.0
  MDIA 4305 XML in Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 4307 jQuery in Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 4311 Responsive Web Design 3.0
  MDIA 4312 Web and Mobile Analytics 3.0
  MDIA 4325 Using PHP In Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 4340 Mobile Web Design using jQuery 3.0
  MDIA 4500 Final Project: Portfolio 3.0
 
Total Credits: 49.0

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

The Web Technologies Certificate program gives you more in-depth, more technical training for the creation, repair, and maintenance of websites.

In this online 16 course program, you’ll begin by creating a storyboard for a series of web pages and learn how to use effective presentation and navigation techniques. Throughout the program, you’ll build a portfolio of work to help with your job search by creating your own websites, which will include images, sound and video clips, and Flash animation. Then, at the end of the program, you’ll draw together all of your knowledge and skills and present them in a personal, online portfolio.

The Web Technologies program will give you the skills and experience to:
  • write computer code in HTML, XML and XHTML
  • create cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • design and produce optimized web graphics
  • use Adobe Photoshop to adjust and optimize web images
  • create audio and video files for the web
  • create web animation with Adobe Flash
  • write computer code using JavaScript, DHTML, PHP and AJAX
  • work with ASP and ColdFusion scripting

Grading

A minimum passing grade of 50% is required.

Program location

Courses are offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

By earning your Web Technologies Certificate, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in a career in web design. Industries and companies across the globe are increasingly in need of qualified applicants to design and maintain their web presence. Industries requiring these web professional skills include manufacturing, sales, high-tech industries, retail, health, business, transportation, advertising, and professional services.

Some career opportunities for graduates include:
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Flash Developer
  • Front-end Coder/Developer
  • Web Editor
  • User Interface Tester
  • User Interface Designer
  • Web Producer
  • Website Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Website Content Manager
  • Search Engine Marketer
  • New Media Specialist
  • Business Operator

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 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 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.

Staff

Randy Singer, Associate Dean
Paul Sawyer, Part-time Studies Media Coordinator

Faculty

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 | Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca

Paul Sawyer
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Digital Arts
604-456-1011 | Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca

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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