Web Applications Developer

Whether you’re new to web development or want to enhance your skills, this program will give you the knowledge you need to create dynamic database-driven websites using the latest technologies. You’ll master basic HTML (the core technology behind almost all websites), learn CSS for designing pages, and discover how to make your pages more dynamic with JavaScript. In addition, you’ll learn the fundamentals of PHP, SQL, XML, and Ajax. You’ll also explore HTML5, the newest version of HTML, putting you on the cutting edge of web development. Once you’ve successfully completed this program, you’ll be prepared to enter the job market where Web Applications Developers are in high demand and earn rewarding salaries.

This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


  • Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll:
  • Know how to use HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and JavaScript to design web pages.
  • Use Dynamic HTML to make your web pages more interactive.
  • Create database-driven web applications using PHP.
  • Use SQL to pull data from a database and to insert and modify data in a database.
  • Employ XML to store and validate data and to make data more accessible to other applications.
  • Use Ajax techniques to build web applications.
  • Use the latest HTML5 features to build forward-looking websites.
  • Learn to develop websites for desktop devices. 


In this program, you’ll use multiple tools and technologies to develop state-of-the-art web applications. The program is broken into 10 modules, designed to teach you all the fundamentals of developing and maintaining database-driven Web sites.

You’ll begin by learning basic HTML, the core technology behind almost all websites. You’ll also master using CSS to design your pages and discover how to make your site more dynamic with JavaScript. Then you’ll dive into PHP and SQL, technologies that allow you to create database-driven websites such as intranets and e-commerce sites. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of XML, a technology that’s helpful in all programming including web development.

Next, you’ll create Ajax applications that respond more like traditional desktop software, giving users a faster and more interactive experience. You’ll end your course by exploring HTML5, the newest version of HTML, putting you on the cutting edge of web development.

After completing the coursework, you will complete a project that will involve using all of the skills and technologies that you learned throughout the program to build a website from the ground up.

This all-in-one package will teach you every skill you need to be proficient in creating database-driven websites. Once you’ve successfully completed this program, you’ll be prepared to enter the job market where Web Applications Developers are in high demand and earn rewarding salaries.

Upon registering you're given twelve (12) months to complete this program.

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment, REGISTER

    Course: OWAX800.01

    Tuition: $2,695 | Prospective students of this program may be eligible for full or partial federal tuition assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

  • Outline

    1) HTML 4 Training

    1. Overview of Web Development 
    2. Introduction to HTML 
    3. Paragraphs, Headings and Text 
    4. HTML Links 
    5. HTML Images 
    6. HTML Lists 
    7. HTML Tables 
    8. HTML Forms 
    9. HTML Formatting 

    2) Introduction to CSS Training

    1. Crash Course in CSS 
    2. CSS Fonts 
    3. CSS Text 
    4. Colors and Backgrounds 
    5. Custom Cursors 
    6. CSS and Links 
    7. Borders, Margins, and Padding 
    8. Styling Tables with CSS 
    9. Transforms and Transitions

    3) Advanced CSS Training

    1. Positioning and Visibility 
    2. Advanced CSS Page Layout
    3. CSS Shorthand Properties 
    4. CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation 
    5. CSS Background Tricks 
    6. Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS 
    7. Browser-Compatibility Issues 
    8. CSS Best Practices 
    9. Browser-Compatibility Issues 

    4) Introduction to JavaScript

    1. JavaScript Basics 
    2. Variables, Arrays, and Operators 
    3. JavaScript Functions 
    4. Built-In JavaScript Objects 
    5. Conditionals and Loops 
    6. JavaScript Form Validation 
    7. Images, Windows, and Timers 
    8. Navigator, History, and Location Objects 

    5) Advanced JavaScript

    1. Advanced Techniques 
    2. Regular Expressions 
    3. HTML Document Object Model 
    4. Dynamic Forms 
    5. Dynamic HTML 

    6) Introduction to PHP

    1. PHP Basics 
    2. Flow Control 
    3. Arrays 
    4. PHP and HTML Forms 
    5. String Manipulation 
    6. Reusing Code and Writing Functions 
    7. Managing Data 
    8. Authentication with PHP and SQL 
    9. Regular Expressions 
    10. Session Control and Cookies 
    11. Sending Email with PHP 
    12. File System Management 

    7) Introduction to SQL

    1. Relational Database Basics 
    2. Simple SELECTs 
    3. Advanced SELECTs 
    4. Subqueries, Joins, and Unions 
    5. Conditional Processing with CASE 
    6. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Records

    8) Introduction to XML

    1. XML Basics 
    2. Quick Introduction to XHTML 
    3. DTDs 
    4. XML Schema Basics 
    5. Simple-Type Elements 
    6. Complex-Type Elements 
    7. Attributes 
    8. XSLT Basics 
    9. XPath 
    10. Flow Control 

    9) Ajax Training

    1. Ajax Basics 
    2. Passing Data 
    3. Ajax Applications 
    4. XSLT Transformations with JavaScript 
    5. Ajax/JavaScript Frameworks 
    6. More Ajax Applications

    10) Introduction to HTML5

    1. Introduction to this Course
    2. Laying out a Page with HTML5
    3. HTML5 - How We Got Here 
    4. Sections and Articles 
    5. HTML5 Audio and Video
    6. HTML5 Forms 
    7. HTML5 Web Storage 
    8. HTML5 Canvas 
    9. Integrated APIs 

    11) Final Project


  • Requirements

    This program is compatible with both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. (Special note for Mac users: While there is nothing taught in this course that cannot be done on a Mac, all the presentations are done using a PC. If you have questions as to how to do an exercise on your Mac, you will be able to ask your instructor.)

    Full setup instructions and technical requirements are provided after accessing each module in the course. 

    The following are the minimum system requirements necessary to access the modules included in the Web Applications Developer course. All of these items can be downloaded for free:

    A Web browser. You will need the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

    1. Any text or HTML editor. Suggested editors for each platform are:
          1. Windows
               i. Crimson Editor (free)
               ii. Adobe Dreamweaver
               iii. Notepad (included in Windows) or Textpad
    2. Mac OS X
            1. i. Adobe Dreamweaver
            2. ii. TextMate, TextEdit (included in Mac OS X) or TextWrangler
    2. For the Ajax and PHP modules, you must install either MAMP or XAMPP, both of which are free. Additionally, you will need one of the following databases:
                1. Microsoft Access
                2. Microsoft SQL Server Express
                3. MySQL
                4. Oracle

    Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.


    There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but students should be fairly knowledgeable about computers and Internet usage and will need an Internet connection, a modern browser, and email capabilities.

  • Instructor

    Brian Love started building web applications when he was 13, and hasn't stopped. A graduate from the Institute of Technology, the State University of New York at Utica/Rome, with an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems and a master's degree in Business Administration, Brian provides a rare and valuable ability to combine his passion for technology with his business expertise.

    Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.

  • FAQs

    1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

    Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

    2. How long does it take to complete a program?

    All of our programs are self-paced and open-enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve months to complete this program.

    3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

    This program may require additional software. Please refer to the PC Requirements/Materials Included page for details.

    4. Can I get financial assistance?

    ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

    5. What happens when I complete the program?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

    6. Am I guaranteed a job?

    ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

    7. Who will be my instructor?

    Students can ask questions and receive feedback from instructors from within the environment. In addition to providing content expertise, our instructors facilitate interaction and enhance the overall learning experience. The two main instructors for the course are Connie Howell and Nat Dunn. Both have more than ten years of web development and training experience.

    8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

    In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. To follow along with the demos and to complete the exercises, you will need to download and install the software described in the technical requirements. All of the software required for the course is free of charge; however, you may opt to buy additional software, which can make developing websites faster and easier.

    9. Can I use a Mac?


    10. How can I get more information about the program?

    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806‪1-855-520-6806 FREE‬. We will answer your questions promptly.‬‬‬‬‬

    11. When can I start the program?

    Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

    Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

    12. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

    The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

  • Reviews

    "I loved the whole program. It was more challenging in some instances than I thought which made for a rich educational experience.
" - H.G., Ohio State University

    "I can't speak for other programs, but I felt that the Web Applications Developer program was awesome! I thought it was a great way to learn about web applications development. I can't wait to start using what I've learned!" 
- K.D., Technical College of the Low country

    "The amount of information provided in your courses far exceeded other online tutorials and lessons I've tried." 
- J.M., Reading Area Community College

    "The Web Applications Developer classes went beyond my expectations and will increase my productivity in more ways than I can imagine!" 
- B.J., Erie Community College

    "This course gave me a good foundation to be able to get into the field of Web Application Development. It helped build relevant skills that many firms are looking for. I now feel more confident to apply to jobs in this ever evolving field.
" - J.T., Dutchess Community College

    "The Web Applications Developer course is amazing! I found the mix of readings, presentations and exercises really helpful in understanding how web code works together." 
- C.P., Plymouth State University

    "This course is an excellent way to gain knowledge in the field. Not only do you learn through the course but you will always have the materials to refer back to." 
- G.S., University of South Carolina Sumter