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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Web Design and Development (Campus)
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Game Art (Campus)
      • BS - Graphic Design (Campus)
      • BS - Computer Animation (Campus)
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • 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
    3. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
      • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MS: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

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

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Purdue University Global

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

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Trident University

  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)

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Regent University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Instructional Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

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Florida Tech

  • BS in Computer Information Systems
  • BA in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
  • AS in Computer Information Systems

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Colorado State University Global

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

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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