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 Web Backend 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.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

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 admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.