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Web Design, Development and Maintenance

Web Design, Development and Maintenance (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

22 weeks, beginning in September and March


Web Design, Development and Maintenance

Contact Information

Thomas Borzecki, faculty
416.675.6622 ext. 5771


The 2015/2016 fee for 22 weeks was
– domestic $7,408.27
– international $7,983.27.
Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for 22 weeks of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. 

This program is not Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligible. The program fully qualifies for the Government of Ontario’s Second Career program. A confirmation of funding is required to complete enrolment. Class size is limited to approximately 25 students, so apply early.

Approximately $50 to $500 – web hosting services and recommended textbooks. There are no required textbooks for this program, though some students find the recommended textbooks helpful as additional resources.


Start DatesAvailability
2015 SeptemberClosed
2016 MarchOpen
2016 SeptemberOpen
2017 MarchOpen

Admission Requirements

• Experience or education in a related background, i.e. digital media design, computer programming, graphic design would be an asset
• Interest and enthusiasm for today’s newest technologies and strong computer literacy
• Basic knowledge of hand-coded HTML is recommended
• Prior digital graphic design or a familiarity with graphics editing software would be an asset

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. 

Our Program

Humber’s accelerated and unique project-based approach leads students in the Web Design, Development and Maintenance certificate program through the entire process of creating websites and web applications. You will build static and dynamic websites utilizing the most current versions of industry-standard applications and tools including Brackets and other code editors, Photoshop, Illustrator, Edge, as well as many others.

You will also learn markup, styling and scripting languages that drive the web such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), PHP/MySQL, JavaScript and jQuery. Programming and design skills are taught with a focus on following best practices and established industry standards.

You will gain experience in the development of websites using technologies ranging from basic markup and styling, to sites that generate dynamic pages in the form of content management systems (CMS) and other types of web applications. Various online embedded media are explored throughout the program, as well as the animation techniques needed to bring your web creations to life.

You will create HTML5/JavaScript/AJAX and PHP powered web applications that render consistently and efficiently across most web browsers. You will learn to design websites that follow the Responsive Design paradigm, which caters to the needs of mobile device users. Your websites, starting at the beginning of the program, will adjust to the different screen sizes and resolutions of smartphones and other mobile devices.

In addition to exploring standardized and tested techniques you will also be exposed to other more experimental techniques in preparation for the future of the web. Technologies such as WebGL 3D animation, HTML5 canvas drawing, connecting to various web-based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), as well as social media integration are among those explored.

You will plan your career and learn some of the project management techniques common within the industry. These planning and documentation skills will be applied in collaborative projects with other students and in individual projects alike. The end result will be several viable portfolio pieces, curated in a portfolio website designed with your own personal brand.

The program ends with students presenting their professional portfolios to faculty, peers and industry professionals in our bi-annual portfolio showcase and networking event.

List of Courses

Your Career

The Greater Toronto Area is home to one of the top three information and communications technology (ICT) clusters in North America, with a labour force of over 148,000 ICT workers in 3,300 firms. Be a successful web page designer or online content developer in web design, web content management, online application development or JavaScript development through our web design training. Successful graduates have found employment with companies such as Teletoon, TVO, Dashboard, Alliance Atlantis, Mouse Media, Blogspot, the Capris Group, ING Direct, CIBC, Grip Limited, U of T, House & Home Magazine, and Syncapse. Some graduates have also established careers as freelance web professionals.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber is an authorized Adobe Training Centre and member of Adobe Partners by Design, an alliance between Adobe Systems Incorporated and 27 of the top design schools in the world.


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