Web Design, Development and Maintenance (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Twenty-two weeks, beginning in September and March

Contact Information: 

Thomas Borzecki
416.675.6622 ext. 5771

Admission Requirements

• Experience or education in a related background, i.e. digital media design/computer programming
• Interested in learning and applying today’s newest technologies, computer literate, solid knowledge of Windows graphical user interface
• Basic knowledge of hand-coded HTML is recommended
• Prior digital graphic design or a familiarity with some of the Adobe software would be an asset
• Applicants will be required to complete an online programming assessment

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Secondary Admission Requirements: 

The 2015/2016 fee for 22 weeks is
– domestic $7,408.27
– international $7,983.27.

Amounts listed are 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. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Financial Aid and Applying

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.

Additional Costs

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.

Our Program

Humber’s 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: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, 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). 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/AJAX and PHP powered web applications that render consistently 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 newer and more experimental techniques, you will also be exposed to some legacy technologies such as Flash and previous versions of (X)HTML. This ensures that your skills will allow you to transform and update older websites and bring them up to modern standards.

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, brought together by a portfolio website designed with your own personal brand.

The program ends with students presenting their professional portfolios to faculty, peers and industry professionals.

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.