Certificate Overview

The Web Developer certificate will prepare students for an entry level job as a Web Developer also known as a Front-End Web Developer. Students will learn modern web development skills including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design for a variety of screen sizes. Students earning this certificate will have a web portfolio showcasing their competency in all of the required skills to present to potential employers.

Complete the following REQUIRED courses:

Course Course Name Units

Beginning Website Development

This course introduces the fundamental skills needed to design, develop and publish websites using industry standard software. Students will create websites using HTML and CSS and incorporate web design principles such as site planning, usability and accessibility standards. Topics covered include formatting text, creating hyperlinks, building navigation menus, inserting images and other media, creating tables and forms, using CSS for layout and design, creating responsive websites and working with content management systems. Students whould have completed a basic computer concepts course such as COSA 1 as preparation for this course. 

Transferable to CSU.


Front End Website Development

This course develops knowledge in modern front-end web development skills including intermediate level HTML/CSS, mobile websites, responsive web development, CSS frameworks, jQuery, accessibility, usability and emerging web development trends/tools. Students are encouraged to have a basic knowledge of web development from COSW 10 or equivalent in preparation for this course.

Transferable to CSU.

COSW 200

Introduction to JavaScript and jQuery

This course provides an overview of client-side programming using JavaScript, variables, arrays, functions, event handlers, objects, form validation, cookies, and the DOM. Introduces Web 2.0 technologies, Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and JSON), and it is a introduction to using popular libraries like JQuery.

COSP 201

Mobile App Development

This course is an introduction to building apps for Android devices, including Android phones and tablets, using MIT App Inventor or other App development tools. This course does not require previous programming skills. The student will learn how to design and develop an app and use will use visual program blocks to specify the app's behavior. Students will do several assignments intended to teach app development followed by a final project.


Web Development with PHP/MySQL

This course covers PHP & MySQL, one of the most popular technology combinations for developing interactive Web sites. It is designed to provides students with a real world experience in developing database driven website programming concepts for personal and small business needs  Students write PHP code to interact with data stored in a database including record creation, update, deletion and retrieval. Emphasis will be placed on creating web forms, searching databases, and session management. It is recommended that students enter this course with beginning knowledge of Web development concepts including HTML and CSS.

Total units needed to complete - 16