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Program Code: WD911
Credential: Certificate of Achievement
Start Dates: January, September
Program Length: 2 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

If you describe yourself as a creative, resourceful, and detail-oriented problem solver, then Humber's Web Design and Development certificate program is for you. Learn to analyze problems and apply best practices to plan, design and build websites and web applications. You will use the most up-to-date techniques and technology to create sites and apps from the ground up. You will also learn to tackle technical challenges by developing strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. By the end of the program, you will be able to showcase the solutions you've created in a captivating portfolio website.

Our unique project-based approach leads students through the entire process of creating websites and web applications. From building static websites utilizing the most current versions of industry-standard tools, to programming dynamic, data driven websites, each course is taught with a focus on following established industry standards that include designing mobile-ready, accessible, future-proof, websites and apps.

You will constantly be challenged to learn more through the escalating curriculum. Our experienced faculty are industry professionals who are passionate about the web and its related media. They will guide you with a practical, hands-on style of teaching. Opportunities to network with employers and alumni will help you to build invaluable contacts and shape your future career.

This program is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). It is eligible for Better Jobs Ontario. Further details and how to apply are found at Better Jobs Ontario.

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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Dylan Ravka
Dylan is an enthusiastic game developer, support engineer, instructor and Humber College alum. While studying Game Programming at Humber, Dylan gained the foundational skills and knowledge for building video games, console and web applications. With his capstone project, a scuba diving simulation titled Scuba VR, Dylan became inspired by virtual reality and other emerging technologies for real-time 3D applications.
 
After graduating from Humber, Dylan worked in the healthcare industry developing immersive medical conference installations for five years and ultimately ended up returning to his love of games by joining Unity in developer support. Dylan used the Unity game engine software to make games throughout his time at Humber and now he enjoys helping the community with solving problems.
 
In January of 2020, Dylan was pleased to return to Humber as an instructor in Game Programming, and more recently, in Web Design and Development.
 
Outside of work, Dylan enjoys trying to play video games, snowboarding and travelling to explore new places. Dylan is excited to continue sharing his knowledge while providing support and inspiration to students at Humber.
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Ana Rodrigues

With over 18 years of experience in teaching computer science, Ana is deeply dedicated to active learning methodologies covering a broad spectrum of technologies including C++, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, and React. Her career has led her through various roles, such as a professor at prestigious colleges, product director at Zunnit, and founder of GarageLab. Ana's commitment to lifelong learning drives her educational approach, emphasizing hands-on experiences that align with current industry standards, and creating lectures that are both engaging and impactful. Her expertise in coding technologies and practical experience in web development gives her a unique combination of technical skills and a passion for teaching. Additionally, Ana has a profound love for LEGO, particularly the Mindstorms, Creator, and Technic lines, which she finds fascinating.

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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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Block-Based North Open
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Jan 2025   IGS Open

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

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Block-Based North Open
Jan 2025   IGS Open

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

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

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Domestic Students

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Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following two requirements:

  • Letter of Intent

  • To be eligible for admission, applicants are required to submit a letter of intent which summarizes their interest in the program and their related knowledge/experience, including the following elements:

    • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for web design and current technologies 
    • Basic knowledge of hand-coded HTML and/or evidence of prior experience using programming languages such as PHP, Java and JavaScript 
    • Experience or education in a related background (i.e., digital media design, computer programming, and/or graphic design would be an asset) 
    • Familiarity with the Command Line Interface; frameworks and libraries such as React and Bootstrap; and version control using GIT would be an asset 

    The letter of intent should be between 450 to 500 words and include link(s) to 1 to 2 samples of related work with a brief explanation of programming language and software used. 

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  • English Language Proficiency

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

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
OS Windows 10/Mac 11 Windows 10/Mac 11 or Latest version
Memory 16GB 16GB or higher
Storage 256 GB SSD 256 GB SSD or higher
Monitor 15" or larger 15" or larger
Software Adobe CC, Visual Studio Code Adobe CC, Visual Studio Code

Program-Specific Questions

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $11,736.26
  • international: $11,736.26

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Additional Costs

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

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

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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

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Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

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

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  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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