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Web Development

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Program Code: 11491 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Web Development graduate certificate program focuses on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments including database-driven programming, content management systems and mobile services. A combination of conceptual and practical training will prepare you to execute effective, efficient website design and development.

Work completed individually and in teams will simulate the real-world work environment and hone collaborative and teamwork skills. You will create commercial websites that apply theories of user-centered design, security, information architecture, quality assurance testing, accessibility and responsive design. This program will help you master the project management and presentation skills that are key to success in the workplace.

You will be working on websites that meet strict business and development requirements. By the end of your final semester of study, you will have developed a comprehensive personal portfolio of your competencies, and you will be able to promote your skills at a portfolio show.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Determine and document requirements for web computing projects based on the effective application of stakeholder needs.

  2. Prepare and present proposals and business plans for web applications that satisfy stakeholder requirements.

  3. Design, model, implement and optimize accessible* web solutions to meet client requirements and constraints, and align with standards and best practices.

  4. Design, model, implement, optimize and maintain databases to support data-driven solutions for web environments.

  5. Implement a development process to support consistency between development platforms and production platforms.

  6. Develop the appropriate information architecture in order to satisfy a broad range of requirements and enhance the user experience.

  7. Apply project management concepts to web environment projects to ensure effective working relationships.

  8. Test, troubleshoot and debug web applications to support requirements and meet Quality Assurance objectives.

  9. Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.

  10. Evaluate proposed solutions to optimize and improve web application based on usability testing and analysis.

  11. Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles to develop and manage web applications.

  12. Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.


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Work Placement

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which follows the last semester of study.

The Humber Advantage

BuildingF brings marketers and agencies together with advanced students from virtually any Humber program to produce strategic creative content and technology solutions. Instead of just being given a grade for assignments, students are provided with a chance to work with real clients, on actual accounts, receiving first-hand experience in the field.

The disciplines that can be accessed through BuildingF include anything found in a modern advertising, design or PR agency, including brand experience design, communications marketing, advertising design, writing, production, and much more.

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The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the School of Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College. This “Live Lab” is a full-fledged usability lab where content creators can capture & assess the interaction between user and design.

This Usability Lab is specialized, in that it was purposefully built for usability studies to ensure that the environment does not interfere with the testing. Designed with flexibility at its core, it has been equipped with a broad variety of technology, supporting usability testing at many different levels of sophistication.

What makes this lab unique is the fact that it is mobile. This one-of-a-kind usability lab can be delivered to those who wish to use and evaluate our designs, as well as their own. For our students, they can participate in, and lead experiments that will truly test the designs they have developed, to make sure they work in the manner they have been designed to work.

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Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.

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Learn about Simplistics, a company that specializes in creating custom-made websites for their clients, founded by Itzik Levy, a Humber Web Development graduate.

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Watch the video to see how the Web Development program at Humber helps students develop their potential, and refine their talent. Using industry standards and working toward developing their portfolios, students are immersed in a full-stack program.

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Watch the video to learn about the Web Development Portfolio Show.

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Watch the video to see web developers from Humber's Web Development program show off their portfolios at the 2013 Web Development Portfolio Show

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Watch the video to see web developers from Humber's Web Development program show off their portfolios at the 2012 Web Development Portfolio Show at the INGDirect Café.

Expert Faculty

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Bernie Monette

Bernie Monette is an experienced and award winning teacher and Web developer. He has taught and done Web development for twenty plus years. Students and clients have come from all over the world. He is comfortable working anywhere but you will often find him at his kitchen table. He continues to work on incorporating stand up comedy into his practice as a teacher and developer.

Your Career

Canadians have registered more than 2.1 million dot-ca (.ca) domain names, an impressive achievement that reflects Canada’s position as one of the world’s most wired nations. Our program effectively addresses this trend by developing professionals able to create websites that respond to market and technology trends and support organizations’ corporate objectives.

Graduates find full-time and freelance employment as web developers in corporate, small- and medium-sized businesses, government, entertainment, education, health care and the not-for-profit sectors. Graduates work as web developers, creating websites and providing web services, and as advisors on web policies and strategic objectives. Some of our graduates will also establish their own freelance businesses.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 North Open
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 North Closed
September 2022 North Opening Soon
January 2023 North Opening Soon

Web Development Portfolio Night

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Watch video to learn more about the Web Development program at Humber College.


Information, Computer & Digital Technology Success Stories

Grad Feature: Cassandra DePetrillo

Grad Feature: Cassandra DePetrillo

Wed, April 07, 2021

Cassandra DePetrillo has been working in the film and television industry since she graduated from the Film and Television Production program in 2011.

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

 

 

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

    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.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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).

Internet-enabled Personal Computer

Students are required to own or have guaranteed access to an internet-enabled personal computer in their place of residence. It is preferable that students have their own laptop to use, either PC or Mac.

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Macbook Pro / Windows PC Macbook Pro / Windows PC
OS Latest version Latest version
Memory 16GB of RAM As much as can be afforded
Storage 250 GB storage space As much as can be afforded
Other Internet connection, Domain name and hosting package, Details will be provided, Free to use software and libraries needed Internet connection, Domain name and hosting package, Details will be provided

Contact Information

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

Bernie Monette, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4587
bernie.monette@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $8,694.72
  • international: $30,517.50

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$600 – textbooks; $225 – supplies (per year) including a mandatory domain name and appropriate web hosting.

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.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Master of Information Technology

Graduates of the Ontario Graduate Certificate at Humber College who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter into the final 75 credits of the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Master of Information Technology (180 credits) in New Zealand:

  1. Successfully completed the Humber Ontario Graduate Certificate in (A) Information Technology Solutions, (B) Wireless Telecommunications, (C) Web Development, (D) Enterprise Software Development, or (E) User Experience (UX) Design;
  2. Successful completion of an approved research methods course from Humber; and,
  3. Achievement of the NZQA minimum English proficiency standards for a degree program by completing any Ontario Graduate Certificate.

To complete the EIT Master of Information Technology, graduates of the Humber Ontario Graduate Certificate require 75 credits at NZQF Levels 8 and 9 with a minimum of 45 credits at NZQF Level 9.

The EIT Master of Information Technology is a semester-based program with two semesters per year; each semester consists of seventeen teaching weeks and a semester break.

All Humber graduates articulating through this pathway will be provided with academic guidance by the EIT Master of Information Technology Programme Coordinator in regards to EIT’s supervision capability at the time of student application.

Graduates of the Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College who enroll at EIT will enroll as international students and will have the rights and obligations of international students.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: teubanks@eit.ac.nz

Master of Science (MSc) Computing

Humber College and the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) have entered into an agreement to facilitate entry from Humber's Graduate Certificates in Information Technology Solutions, Web Development or Wireless Telecommunications to the Masters Stage of UoG's MSc Computing (Master Stage),

International students for whom English is not their first language should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall.  Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: English Language Entry Requirements.

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

 

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

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

Bernie Monette, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4587
bernie.monette@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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