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Web Design and Development

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Program Code: WD911 Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Length: 2 semesters
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Program Overview

If you describe yourself as creative, resourceful, detail-oriented and a problem solver, then Humber's Web Design and Development certificate program is for you. You will learn to critically analyze problems and apply best practices to plan, design and build websites/applications. You will build sites and apps from the ground up using the most up-to-date techniques and fundamental technologies. You will also learn to tackle technical challenges by developing strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills. The solutions you create along your journey will be curated into a captivating portfolio website at the end of the program.

Our unique project-based approach leads students in the program through the entire process of creating websites and web applications. You will build static and dynamic websites utilizing the most current versions of industry-standard applications and tools. Programming and design skills are taught with a focus on following best practices and established industry standards including designing websites that are mobile-ready, accessible and future-proof.

You will be constantly challenged to learn more through the escalating curriculum, while working in our dedicated computer lab. You will be guided by experienced faculty and industry professionals who are passionate about the web and related media in a practical, hands-on style of teaching. Opportunities to network with potential employers, alumni and other professionals will help you to build your own network of invaluable contacts to shape your future career.

This program is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). It is eligible for Second Career Funding. Further details and how to apply are found at ontario.ca/page/second-career.

The Humber Advantage

  • Become a career-ready web designer in 1 year
  • Gain a comprehensive education from highly-talented and industry-experienced faculty
  • Use industry-standard tools and applications
  • Graduate from the program with a captivating portfolio website to present to potential employers
  • Make connections with industry professionals during networking opportunities
  • Master the latest specifications for HTML & CSS, including accessible content and design
  • Develop applications with JavaScript, including the latest in open-source frameworks and libraries for front-end applications
  • Data design considerations for front-end applications, including custom and open-source APIs, as well as exploring various database solutions
  • Designing and prototyping interactive interfaces using industry standard tools or applications
  • Graphic design in both bitmap and vector formats, for various mediums, including video editing

This program is eligible for the Government of Ontario's Second Career program for laid-off workers seeking employment in high-demand fields. Learn more about eligibility.

Expert Faculty

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Cory Coletta

Cory Coletta is a dedicated web and marketing consultant and educator, coupling a decade of experience in higher education with 15 years of web design and marketing consultancy. Having worked as an in-house web designer for many years, servicing both the public and private sector, whilst freelancing and managing a sole proprietorship business. Previous to teaching and still today, Cory works in student affairs and services, supports the student experience outside of the classroom. This diverse experience lends itself to Cory’s teaching style, which is a hands-on, facilitator approach to student learning.

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Milorad Eftoski

Milorad Eftoski is a self-made entrepreneur with a mix of energy, creativity and a passion for excellence.
Over 15 years of his career have been spent teaching and focusing on the latest trends in creative design.
Along the way, he has worked with a wide range of clients and companies delivering some of the most creative and advanced digital media work for both on-line and print. Working as a senior designer in various fields of marketing and advertising has given him an edge in applying new ideas and leadership in the creative industry.

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Felice Forte

Felice Forte has spent more than thirty years working as a Graphic Designer, in both the print and web mediums. He has been teaching at Humber College since 2017, introducing students to the fun and engaging world of Web Design. Felice approaches teaching with a hands-in delivery method, understanding that the best way to learn to code is by coding.

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Rocco Panacci

Rocco Panacci is an experienced application designer and developer, with a passion for improving the interactions between humans, data, and technology. Having begun his career developing enterprise style software, Rocco quickly developed a flair for modern web technologies. Rocco brings a unique perspective to user interaction, and system architecture because of his experience in a wide variety of industries.

Since 2011, Rocco has been teaching accessible interface development at colleges, bootcamps and corporate training centres across Ontario. Rocco’s expertise lies in the ability to bridge the sometimes overwhelming gap between learning the fundamentals of code and implementing functional solutions.

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Neil van der King

With over twenty years in the film and television industry, Neil has developed a sharp eye for detail and a passion for visual narrative. From stop motion animator to visual effects artist to layout director and more, Neil’s range of experience has built a solid foundation for his passion for teaching.

Neil is proud to be a part of the post-secondary U.D.L. initiative. Universal Design for Learning prompts inclusive and engaged classrooms while accommodating learning differences. It has given Neil valuable insight into the diversity of his students and his approach to instructional design.

When he’s not contemplating the human condition, Neil busies himself with art in all its forms (especially painting, sculpting and photographing anything remotely odd).

Your Career

Our graduates are prepared to apply for junior and intermediate-level positions within the web and interactive field. Depending on how you choose to specialize and market yourself, a diverse range of positions including front-end development, backend development, web design, UI/UX design and many others are within reach. Our alumni use their skills to gain employment in interactive agencies, development studios and as in-house web professionals in a large variety of companies throughout the Greater Toronto Area and abroad. Opportunities also include freelance work.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 IGS Open
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open

Domestic students can now apply on OCAS to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 IGS Waitlisted
September 2022 North Opening Soon
January 2023 North Opening Soon

International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Experience or education in a related background, i.e., digital media design, computer programming, graphic design would be an asset
    • Interest and enthusiasm for today’s newest technologies and strong computer literacy
    • Basic knowledge of hand-coded HTML is recommended
    • Prior digital graphic design or a familiarity with graphics editing software would be an asset

    Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • Resume and Cover Letter

  • Applicants will submit a current resume and cover letter.

    Submission Instructions

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor 1.6 Ghz (Win) minimum, 64-bit multicore Intel minimum 1.6 Ghz (Win) minimum, 64-bit multicore Intel minimum
OS Windows 10 or Mac 10.13 Windows 10 or Mac 10.13
Memory 4GB 8GB
Storage 128 GB SSD 128 GB SSD
Monitor 1280 x 800 minimum 1920 x 1080 recommended

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Full-time

Rocco Panacci, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5771
rocco.panacci@humber.ca

Professional & Continuing Education

Susan Roberton, director
416.675.6622 ext. 4535
susan.roberton@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $9,235.02
  • international: $9,655.02

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $50 to $500 – web hosting services and recommended textbooks.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Rocco Panacci, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5771
rocco.panacci@humber.ca


Susan Roberton, director
416.675.6622 ext. 4535
susan.roberton@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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