Web Development

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.
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  • Credits to complete: 92.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 7

Certificate programs provide students with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in a profession. Many certificates are designed to build on top of each other and eventually lead to a longer-term certificate or degree. These are called “stackable” certificates.
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  • Credits to complete: 62.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 4

About the Program

Seattle Central College’s Web Development program will provide you with specialized skills needed to build websites including current programming languages, content management systems, databases and web design.

Career Opportunities

Web Developers are the tech-savvy professionals responsible for making websites “go.” They write applications, design and interface with databases and create custom objects. They are problem solvers, who identify challenges and plan, test and debug systems and implement solutions. In Seattle Central’s Web Development program, you will gain the necessary skills to work as a Webmaster, Web Developer or Front End Developer by learning:

  • Project management for web and IT projects
  • Communications skills to effectively work in the industry
  • Technical skills and industry best practices

8 of the 9 fastest growing occupations between the years 2010–2020 will be in the area of Information Technology.

Essential Education

In this program, you will learn how to use a variety of programming languages to create websites that interface with databases, 3rd party software and people viewing websites on various devices such as browsers, tablets and phones. Work in a development team to create a website for a live client. Areas of study include client and server scripting, programming, web design and databases.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

I see students in my classes that are serious about getting a better job. I know those jobs are out there. I love that I get to help them better their lives, and connect them with an industry that needs their skills.

Bill Newman, Web Development instructor

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.