Certificate in Full Stack Web Development


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Program Description


When you learn full stack web development, you acquire both the technical and creative skills to program, code, and build websites and apps. Through our program, you will learn how to construct online projects across a variety of coding languages and technology platforms. You will begin with a foundation for basic web development for learning front-end languages and then deep dive into sophisticated back-end coding frameworks.

After completing this program, you will walk away with in-demand technical skills and knowledge of the latest technologies used in the industry today to build applications.

Who Should Enroll

  • Career changers who are looking to transition to a career as a full stack web developer
  • Aspiring web developers and web designers
  • Tech-savvy hobbyists and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web development and online product development
  • Professionals already working in agencies, startups, or tech companies who want to keep up to date with the latest development, code trends, and industry best practices

Career Insight

Occupational summary for web developers in the United States.

  • Jobs:127,068 (2018)
  • Projected Growth: 15.5% (2019-2029)
  • Annual Salary: $69k-$124k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Design, implement, publish, and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media
  • Explain how to clearly organize a consistent and functional website from both user and business perspectives
  • Evaluate code for validity and structure that meets industry standards
  • Test code for browser and device compatibility
  • Gain familiarity with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), what they can do, and how to use them in your code
  • Build web applications
  • Recognize and explain web programming, coding languages, web protocols, frameworks, and standards
  • Recognize how to utilize libraries such as jQuery, Backbone, and React
  • Explain the various skills needed for both front-end and back-end development and how they work together
  • Create a website from start to finish and gain insight on how to build a web development portfolio

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of combined 10 units of required courses and 2 units of elective courses totaling a minimum of 12 units (120 hours) of instruction with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

English Proficiency Requirement

All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Read less
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