Computer Information Systems - Web Development - Certificate of Achievement

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
David Maier: 313-845-9890,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112

Program Description


Prepare graduates for an entry-level position as a Web Developer, Webmaster, Web Administrator, Web Programmer or Multimedia Developer. The Web Development Certificate distinguished itself with extensive hands-on laboratory experience using the latest technology and software. Industry-experienced, full-time faculty provide the highest quality instruction on the latest web authoring integrated development environments, graphics and design techniques, client and server-side coding and scripting, back-end technologies, multimedia and animation tools, and project management principles.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the client – server model of web development and develop client and server – side web pages.
  2. Implement JavaScript to provide dynamic, client – side services.
  3. Develop and publish a web site utilizing web authoring and content management software.
Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics lists computer occupations as 5 out of the top 20 fastest growing occupations in the economy for 2004-2014. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth projects the highest number of new career opportunities between 2002 and 2012 (25.8%) to be in the computer and mathematics industries with an average starting salary of $62,000. Money Magazine and 2006 Best Jobs in America report lists computer-related occupations as 2 of the top 7 career opportunities on the basis of salary, opportunities, advancement, creativity, flexibility, and stress.

Career Opportunities:

  • Web Administrator
  • Webmaster
  • Web Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Web Programmer

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information

CIW Foundations ( CompTIA i-Net+ ( Adobe Certified Professional (

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.