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Applied Web Development (AWD) is an associate certificate program delivered by BCIT Computing. It is a subset of the CST Diploma in Part-time Studies.

This program may be completed in just over two years, part time, one course at a time. Most courses are available nights, some on weekends, and others with fast track options during the day.

Starting with COMP 1850, web developers learn the best practices and tools used for the design, and hand coding of web pages and web sites.

They also need to ascertain business processes and communicate requirements, before proceeding with design and development.

As part of this program, students are required to work in groups to apply skills in requirements discovery. They must also document a business case and provide a detailed plan for a web based IT solution.

Core courses provide a solid understanding of best practices in web page design, data modelling, planning, documentation and a variety of scripting tools with an emphasis on HTML5,CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery and creating web graphics.

Elective choices include: Writing for the Web, IT Project Management, Android and Mobile Applications, PHP, XML and Google Analytics.

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to develop, build and manage web sites to industry standards.

BCIT provides students with career ready skills

Program Entry

Prerequisites: COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of file management using an MS Windows based PC.

  • You are expected to have English and Math at a BC high school Grade 12 level or equivalent.
  • Students will be required to make written and verbal presentations, as well work in groups.
  • We recommend some other post-secondary education or work experience in either business or computing.
Each course in this program also has prerequisites, be sure that you have the required knowledge and skills before enrolling.

Please feel free to contact the department for more details.

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.

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Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Note: Please complete COMP 1850 before declaring your intent to complete this program.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: (17.5 credits) Credits
  COMP 1630 Relational Database Design and SQL 5.0
  COMP 1850 Web Development and Design 1 3.0
  COMP 1950 Web Development and Design 2 3.0
  COMP 1956 Creating Web Graphics 1 1.0
  COMP 2015 Introduction to JavaScript and jQuery 1.5
  COMP 2831 Business Analysis and Systems Design 4.0
 
2. Complete 8.5 credits from the following: Credits
  COMP 1011 UX/UI Development 3.0
  COMM 1110 Writing for the Web 1.5
  COMP 1288 IT Project Management 1.5
  COMP 1910 3D Simulation Tools 3.0
  COMP 1920 Server-side Web Scripting with PHP Level 1 3.0
  COMP 2052 Android and Mobile Application Development Tools 3.0
  COMP 2053 XML for Web Development 1.5
  COMP 2056 Creating Web Graphics 2 1.0
  COMP 2251 Website Optimization with Google Analytics 3.0
  COMP 2920 Web Scripting with PHP Level 2 3.0
  COMP 3053 XML for PHP Developers 1.5
 
Total Credits: 26.0

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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

This program is based on a core of hand coding with HTML and planning web page design to industry standards.

This Associate Certificate is not designed to be completed Full-time as each course has prerequisites.

The program core includes computer science level courses which cover; data modeling, entity relationships, relational database design, SQL programming, the Software Development Life Cycle, System Analysis and Systems Design, diagramming tools, use cases, business processes, documentation, group work and presentation skills.
 
A variety of technical electives are available in open source, advanced scripting tools.

Soft skills electives include ' Writing for the Web' and ' IT Project Management'.

Program abandonment

  1. Students approved for a part-time studies program are expected to register and complete courses on a continuous basis.

  2. Where a student has not completed a course from their approved program of study over a period of three consecutive academic terms, then that student will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  3. Throughout the duration of the program, a student is permitted a maximum of five academic terms where they are not required to register and complete a course from their approved program of study. Students who exceed the five-term maximum will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  4. Students who have abandoned their approved program of study and wish to be reinstated will be required to submit a new Program Declaration form for a current credential. BCIT cannot guarantee that courses taken prior to this re-application will be credited towards the current credential.

BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF] permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within a credential.

Graduating & Jobs

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.

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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.

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