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

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    1. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/Web Design
      • BS Game Programming and Development
      • BA in Game Art and Development
      • BA in Graphic Design
      • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/ 3-D Modeling & Animation
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    2. Virginia College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Management Information Systems
    Certificate
      • Diploma Program - Network Technician
      • Certification - Network Technician
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Everest

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Computer Information Technology
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Fortis College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Computer Information Services
      • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
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    7. American National University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Network Administration - Associate
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    8. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management

Featured Schools

Southern New Hampshire University

  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts/Web Design
  • BS Game Programming and Development
  • BA in Game Art and Development

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Virginia College

  • Bachelor: Management Information Systems
  • Diploma Program - Network Technician
  • Certification - Network Technician

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Everest

  • Computer Information Technology

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Full Sail University

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Fortis College

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  • Cyber Security and Forensics

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  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
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American National University

  • Network Administration - Associate

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Herzing University

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