Ontario Graduate Certificate: Web Development
The Web Development training program focuses on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments, including database-driven programming and content management. Working on team projects and individually, students will create commercial applications that apply theories of user-centred design, usability, information architecture and quality assurance testing. Project management and presentation skills are a key component of the program. Students will complete a capstone project in their final semester. At the end of the program students will have a portfolio showcasing their work. All students will complete a seven-week internship as part of the program.
The internship (minimum 245 hours) can be paid or unpaid, and takes place in the last seven weeks of the third and final semester. All placements are approved by the program co-ordinator. Students must successfully complete their internship in order to graduate.
Canadians have registered more than one million dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain names, an impressive achievement that reflects Canada’s position as one of the world’s most wired nations.
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. You may also establish your own freelance businesses.
• A bachelor’s degree
• Applicants who have not completed a degree, but who have a combination of postsecondary education and work experience, may be considered for admission on exceptional bases
• Proficiency in a computer programming language*
(*Students concerned about their programming skills should contact the program co-ordinator to discuss opportunities to brush up on their skills.)
• If English is not your first language,you will normally be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by undertaking and submitting the results of one of the following:
-- A minimum of three years of full-time study, in an English language school system in a country where English is considered a primary language (i.e. the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English) with acceptable grades in all English courses.
-- A minimum of one full year of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country and in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
-- The Humber English Language Proficiency (HELP) test with an overall minimum placement score of ESL 300
-- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Academic Level with a score of: 580 for the paper-based test or 237 for the computer-based test, or 88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet-based test.
-- The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test )CAEL) with a score of: Graduate Certificate: Overall Band Score of 70.
-- International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with a score of: Overall minimum 6.5 (with no single test score below 6.0).
-- Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MELAB) with a score of: Graduate Certificate: 82
-- Completion of the Humber English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program: Graduate Certificate: Level 8 with an 80 per cent average.