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Web Design and Development

Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: WD011 Length: 22 weeks

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

  • Experience or education in a related background, i.e. digital media design, computer programming, graphic design would be an asset
Interest and enthusiasm for today’s newest technologies and strong computer literacy

  • Basic knowledge of hand-coded HTML is recommended
Prior digital graphic design or a familiarity with graphics editing software would be an asset

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
March 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 1 semester is:

  • domestic: $7,783.41
  • international: $8,203.41

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $50 to $500 – web hosting services and recommended textbooks. There are no required textbooks for this program though some students find the recommended textbooks helpful as additional resources.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Continue to build on your strong foundation. We can help you find your passion at Humber through the many diploma and degree programs available to successful certificate graduates. 

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Thomas Borzecki
416.675.6622 ext. 5771



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through 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

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for Web Design, Development and Maintenance, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on the results of these secondary requirements. This document contains all the information you need to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants will submit a current resume and cover letter.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the resume and cover letter through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s accelerated and unique project-based approach leads students in the Web Design and Development certificate program through the entire process of creating websites and web applications. You will build static and dynamic websites utilizing the most current versions of industry-standard applications and tools including Brackets and other code editors, Photoshop, Illustrator, Edge, as well as many others.

You will also learn markup, styling and scripting languages that drive the web such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), PHP/MySQL, JavaScript and jQuery. Programming and design skills are taught with a focus on following best practices and established industry standards.

You will gain experience in the development of websites using technologies ranging from basic markup and styling to sites that generate dynamic pages in the form of content management systems (CMS) and other types of web applications. Various online embedded media are explored throughout the program, as well as the animation techniques needed to bring your web creations to life.

You will create HTML5/JavaScript/AJAX and PHP powered web applications that render consistently and efficiently across most web browsers. You will learn to design websites that follow the Responsive Design paradigm which caters to the needs of mobile device users. Your websites, starting at the beginning of the program, will adjust to the different screen sizes and resolutions of smartphones and other mobile devices.

In addition to exploring standardized and tested techniques, you will also be exposed to other more experimental techniques in preparation for the future of the web. Technologies such as WebGL 3D animation, HTML5 canvas drawing, connecting to various web-based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), as well as social media integration are among those explored.

You will plan your career and learn some of the project management techniques common within the industry. These planning and documentation skills will be applied in collaborative projects with other students and in individual projects alike. The end result will be several viable portfolio pieces curated in a portfolio website designed with your own personal brand.

The program ends with students presenting their professional portfolios to faculty, peers and industry professionals in our bi-annual portfolio showcase and networking event.

Courses Part Time Options

Compulsory Courses
Semester 1

Your Career

The Greater Toronto Area is home to one of the top three information and communications technology (ICT) clusters in North America, with a labour force of over 148,000 ICT workers in 3,300 firms. Be a successful web page designer or online content developer in web design, web content management, online application development or JavaScript development through our web design training. Successful graduates have found employment with companies such as Teletoon, TVO, Dashboard, Alliance Atlantis, Mouse Media, Blogspot, the Capris Group, ING Direct, CIBC, Grip Limited, U of T, House & Home Magazine, and Syncapse. Some graduates have also established careers as freelance web professionals

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