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. Virginia International University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
      • MPA in Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS)
      • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MISM)
      • Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT)
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BCS)
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
      • Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management
      • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Audit and Compliance
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Kaplan University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    4. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Technology and Skilled Trades
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Game Design (Campus)
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
  • Online Programs Available
    7. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Network Security
      • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
    Associate's
      • Associate's - Network Security
    Certificate
      • Web Design & Dev
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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 Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - IT - Web Development
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • BS - Management - Cybersecurity Management

Featured Schools

Virginia International University

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BCS)
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Systems

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Kaplan University

  • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Lincoln Tech

  • Technology and Skilled Trades

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies

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Full Sail University

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

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ECPI University

  • Bachelor's - Network Security
  • Associate's - Network Security
  • Web Design & Dev

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • Bachelor: Technology Management
  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies

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