Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Certificate 6420cert

BCIT Web Technologies Certificate

This program provides advanced online courses in web technologies to complement the existing Associate Certificate in Web Technologies and to enhance the design skills of learners, particularly in the areas of usability, accessibility, and collaborative design. Advanced topics include Advanced Web Design, Advanced CSS, XML, jQuery, Advanced Flash, AJAX, PHP, and jQuery Mobile.

Program Entry

The Web Technologies Certificate programs are offered through Part-time Studies and are available by single course registration. All the courses are offered three times a year with January, April and September start dates.

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

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 Karen_Harvey@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

**Please note that MDIA 3208 - Using New Media on the Web has been replaced with the new and updated course: MDIA 3209 - WordPress Content Management System and Mobile Design. If you have already completed MDIA 3208, you are not required to take MDIA 3209. If you have not completed MDIA 3208, you should take MDIA 3209 to complete the requirement.

**Also, MDIA 4310 - Advanced Flash Web Design has been replaced with the new and updated course: MDIA 4312 - Web and Mobile Analytics.
If you have already completed MDIA 4310, you are not required to take MDIA 4312. If you have not completed MDIA 4310, you should take MDIA 4312 to complete the requirement.

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 Weaving the Web: Publishing on the Internet 1 3.0
  MDIA 2205 Weaving the Web: Publishing on the Internet 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 Content Management System and Mobile Design 3.0
  MDIA 4207 Web Design Business and Major Project 3.0
  MDIA 4303 Advanced Web Design 3.0
  MDIA 4304 Advanced Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) 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
 
Total Credits: 45.0

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

You will begin the program by creating a storyboard for a series of web pages, using effective presentation and navigation techniques. You will design and create your own web sites, which will employ images, sound and video clips, as well as Flash animation. At the end of the program, you will 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

Job opportunities


As a Web Technologies graduate, you will have the skills and experience for entry-level positions as:
  • web designer
  • web developer
  • Flash developer
  • front end coder/developer
  • web editor
  • user interface tester
  • user interface designer
  • web producers/product manager
  • web site manager
  • webmaster
  • website content manager
  • search engine marketer
  • new media specialist
  • business operator
Industries requiring these web professional skills include manufacturing, sales, high-tech industries, retail, health, business, transportation, advertising and professional services.

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 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates and for Degree 2009-2011 Graduates. The reports are organized into two-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

Paul Sawyer, Program Head
Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca / 604-456-1011

Angelina Shine, Program Assistant, Part-time Studies
Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca / 604-451-7198

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