Applied Web Development, AWD is focused on both Front-End and Back-End Web Development to create commercial quality web sites.
Starting with COMP 1850 – Introduction to Web Development, students learn the best practices and tools used to design and hand-code web pages and web sites with HTML5 and CSS3.
Program delivery mode: varies by course
- Please check the individual COMP course schedule pages for delivery and location details.
- Some courses in Computing Part-time Studies will be delivered online during COVID-19.
- Other courses will be physically face to face and may include some blended online activities.
- It may not be possible to complete a program entirely online, some courses may require attending the Burnaby or Downtown campuses.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
AWD includes traditional computer science courses; Business Analysis and Systems Design as well as Relational Database Design and SQL. Students are required to work in groups to apply skills in data modelling and requirements discovery.
This program is a focused subset of the CST/PTS Diploma, participants learn to model business processes and communicate requirements before proceeding with design and development. They must also document a business case and provide a detailed plan for a web-based IT solution.
AWD graduates are able to design, develop, deploy and manage websites to industry standards. Students with object-oriented programming skills may also consider Web and Mobile Application (WMA) Development.
The AWD provides graduates with job-ready web development skills
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, plus be able to 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.
AWD was not designed to be completed in a Full-time delivery as each course has prerequisites and PTS scheduling varies from term to term.
Some students capable of a very heavy course load over days, nights and weekends may be able to fast track this credential over 1 year.
Most PTS students are working and complete AWD with 1 or 2 courses per term.
Please contact the department for course planning details via email: email@example.com
Computing Part-time Studies programs are course by course registration.
Please Note: Due to prerequisites and scheduling it is typically not possible to complete this program in less than 3-4 terms.
Students on shorter timelines for funding should consider other programs.
There are typically only 8 courses required to complete AWD.
Canadian and PR students should budget $5,000 for tuition and books.
Specific textbooks are required at an additional cost, some courses also have lower cost eBook options.
The average cost for each COMP PTS is around $500-$600 per course plus books.
Please register early to avoid disappointment, our database courses are very popular and fill weeks or months in advance.
Students should have a personal computer with internet access capable of running MS Windows 10.
AWD is based on hand-coding with HTML5 and CSS3 to plan and design web pages design industry standards. The program core includes computer science foundation courses.
Topics include: data modelling, 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.
Timelines: This program may be completed with as few as 8 courses.
Most courses are available nights, some on weekends, and others with fast track options. Delivery was designed for 1-2 courses per term. Due to prerequisites and scheduling it is typically not be possible to complete this part-time program in less than 3 terms, at night and on weekends.
Some students capable of a very heavy course load may be able to fast track this credential starting with three (3) specific courses during the days, plus nights and weekends over 1 year.
Keep in mind that the compressed 6-week sections of COMP 1850 and COMP 2132 will have twice the workload and class hours each week.
Computer hardware and Internet requirements
Students must provide a current model PC desktop or laptop with a webcam, microphone and have high-speed internet access. COMP courses may use two-way audio and video as well as group work outside of class.
Participants must be computer literate in order to participate and complete each COMP course. For course planning or if you have any questions, please contact the department via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Web Development, AWD is an Associate Certificate from BCIT Computing, PTS.
AWD is focused on the full-stack; front-end and back-end web development.
Note: The majority of respondents had taken previous post-secondary education.
AWD was created and developed by Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for BCIT Computing PTS and Industry Training.
BCIT Computing Part-time Studies courses are delivered by subject matter experts who work in the field.
Please email the department for more information: email@example.com
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