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Demand for information technology professionals is strong and growing. Jobs in web development are projected to grow as fast as average or faster, with earnings potential above average salaries. The work can be often found across industries and is needed in both small and large organizations. Employees with these skills are highly valued. Students earning this certificate can expect to find work with a web design company and would be prepared to design and develop fully deployable web sites.

Vermont Technical College offers a series of certificates for students who have already completed a degree, either at Vermont Tech or elsewhere, and who are seeking to expand their skill set to a new domain. Each certificate consists of 6-8 courses within a discipline and provide the essential material for that discipline. Certificates require all students to have previously earned an associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution. These certificates expect little specialized preparation, although they may require an appropriate math or science background as noted.

Advanced certificates require all students to have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The advanced certificates require a more substantial background, such as completing a minor in the field or earning a basic certificate in the area.

To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. Courses whose final grade is below a C do not count toward the certificate, but with the permission of the hosting department, a subsequent course may be substituted for use in the certificate. For students with a particularly strong background, up to 2 courses may be waived by department permission.

This certificate offers a solid background in web development for students looking to be able to develop professional level websites.

The certificate requires a minimum of 20 credits.

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

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Employment of web developers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.


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