Web Backend Development

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Overview & Requirements

This certificate provides students with basic technology skills for entry-level positions, or an internship, in web development.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Gain skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, databases, and server-side development using PHP or .NET
  • Learn to write operational code to pass and obtain data from a server including PHP and JavaScript.
  • Learn to inject data into the DOM (document object model) for dynamic web site applications.
  • Acquire skills with database servers (Relational and NoSQL) and tools to design and build basic databases needed for dynamic web applications.
  • Gain proficiency in SQL code to implement a CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) management tool using a web interface.
  • Learn the difference between web application and device application development best practices and implementations.
  • Learn to use code to solve problems.

Careers in this field

  • General programmer
  • Web Developer
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming 3
CIT 261 Mobile Application Development 3
CIT 336 Mobile Application Development 3
CIT 365 .NET Software Development 3

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.