Web Developer: Career Diploma Summary

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There has been great expansion and growth in websites during the last few years and with that, companies are looking for experience web developers to help maintain and expand their businesses. As a web developer, you will learn the basics of web programming and design in order to market yourself in this ever-growing field. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree as a Web Developer?

Websites and website development is a necessary part of business these days. With the onset of new technologies, it is more important that ever for web developers to keep up their knowledge and skills in the industry. With a degree from a web developer program, you can go on to become a website designer, animator, or information designer. You will be a valued asset to any company you choose to work for.

Career Possibilities for Web Developers

Occupational Outlook and Demand

In the information technology field, the area of design, whether for computer systems or components and pieces such as web design, grew dramatically during the 1990's. The field still remains one of the nation's fastest growing industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS predicts that as companies evolve and expand their technology capabilities, the demand for professionals in web development and other computer design trades will increase as well.

Salary Information

According to Salary.com, the national U.S. average for web developer salaries as of March 2007 was $71,306. Those with more experience and higher position titles can even look to be earning well close to $100,000 depending on level of expertise and type of business they are working for.

Degree Specifics for Web Developers

Coursework Required

By enrolling in a web developer diploma program, you will learn standard concepts of the web design trade. You can expect some general coursework as well, but most of your courses will be specific to your program area. Such specific coursework may include:

  • C++
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Basic and Advanced Programming
  • SQL

Skills Learned

Most of what you will learn during your Web Developer program will be taught in a computer lab. Hands-on learning throughout your program is key in developing your skills. Upon graduating from your web developer program, you will leave with the skills to:

  • Effectively determine and troubleshoot web programs and incorporate the necessary concepts into web design
  • Utilize graphics and animation to develop web sites and documents
  • Communicate effectively with employers and clients to determine their website needs and wants

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Information Systems Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Utica College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Cyber Policy
      • MBA - Cybersecurity
      • MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Information Assurance
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
      • BS in Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. South College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • AASIT: Network Admin

Which subject are you interested in?

Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education completed?

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Information Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • B.S. - Web Design and Development

What is your highest level of education?

Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

Regent University

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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