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PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Web Developer

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Program Description

Can you imagine a world without the Web? Can you make it through a day without accessing an online service like Google, Facebook, or Wikipedia? Would you like to be part of the industry that invents and advances the tools that make the online world possible?

SAIT’s 23-week Web Developer program will provide you with the skills required to enter this exciting field. Whether you want to create corporate websites, develop your own consulting business, or create the next hot Web service, this program will help you develop the creative and technical skills to design and construct user-friendly websites. Social media, multimedia, and e-commerce integration, web analytics, design tools and techniques, and career/consulting essentials will also be included. After 15 weeks in class, enhance your training and start your career with an 8-week industry practicum.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as a web developer, web designer, webmaster, Intranet developer, and web analyst.

  • Graduates of the Web Developer program have a 90% employment rate.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate as a Web Developer.


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, OR,
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Due to the tight integration of the courses in the Web Developer (WBDV) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Program Outline

Total Credits 15

Program Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to gather requirements for websites and web pages
  2. Develop solutions using industry standards and best practice protocols
  3. Develop web applications using industry standard web software and frameworks
  4. Use industry tools to manage version control of web content
  5. Create websites using best practices in user experience and user interface
  6. Develop essential skills in career management and business consulting
  7. Demonstrate effective presentation skills
  8. Explore industry relevant information and build professional networks
  9. Gain knowledge of the business of web development and the use of social media to promote a website

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