Web Technologies

There is a Continuing Studies Web course for every aspect of web publishing and for every level of learner:

Web Developer Certificate

Requires no previous experience. Starting with the basics this certificate teaches everything you need to design, code, and prepare graphics for attractive, effective, and standards compliant websites. Upon completion of all the required courses you will have the following skills:

  • Publish websites to remote servers
  • Code HTML and CSS to modern standards
  • Design attractive and usable websites
  • Prepare graphics for the web

Continue to build on your front-end design skills or go to the next level of website development. The following skills are essential knowledge for any professional web developer. Automate your pages with AJAX. Use PHP programming to connect to back-end databases for dynamic content - such as product descriptions and online catalogues. The Database Developer Certificate, which teaches server side databases, is a great complement to this Certificate. Upon completion of all the required courses you will have the following skills:

  • Create dynamic web pages using PHP to connect to server-side databases
  • Configure open source Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal
  • Easily link to server-side database content using a WYSIWYG editor
  • Use AJAX to correctly structure files for data exchange on the web
  • Create responsive websites that will interact appropriately with devices

Web Marketing Certificate

For any manager or developer faced with a web project, this certificate will teach the skills necessary for proper planning and implementation. It also covers essential marketing skills including: identifying a target audience and ensuring your site is usable for that audience and easy for them to find. Finally, using web analytics you can verify the effectiveness of your web presence in measurable and objective ways. Upon completion of all the required courses you will have the following skills:

  • Effectively plan and implement a web based project
  • Identify a target audience for your web presence and develop an appropriate strategy for them
  • Effectively brand and market your web presence
  • Optimize your website for good search engine results
  • Use analytics to measure your website’s performance in detail

Learn more. Contact Raymond Chow at 604.323.5927 or email cstechnology@langara.bc.ca.