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Web Site Design and Development

Web Site Design and Development is an applied certificate program for those interested in the exciting field of technology-based communication. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to apply internet concepts in the design and development of websites. You will learn how to build visually attractive websites that are intuitive and easy to navigate, and develop the skills needed to build quality sites with interactive content. You will use up-to-date techniques to create the look, feel and navigation for websites. You will also learn how to administer websites, install and configure http and ftp servers, and develop an understanding of website security issues. Your studies will focus on:

  • graphic design principles
  • graphic production
  • HTML and website development
  • Flash
  • JavaScript
  • network fundamentals; web and ftp server set up and configuration
  • interface design and website usability

This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


You will continue to expand your HTML skills as you learn to develop DHTML-based websites. You will acquire skills in Cascading Style Sheets, layers, form creation and JavaScript programming. You will use DHTML to provide animation and enhanced navigational structures for web pages. In addition, you will learn about the components of project proposals, develop a proposal and then develop the actual project.

Prerequisites: Introduction to JavaScript (MULT 114), Web Development Essentials (MULT 126)


Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201602-37
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201603-21
You will study basic design theory in the context of visual communications. You will learn about design tools and materials, and design processes including critiques and drawing. Using the formal elements of design, you will develop practical design skills. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion.

Equivalent course(s): Advanced Page Assembly (GRPH 260), Digital Prepress Design (GAP 340)

Additional costs: Art supplies
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$502.76OnlineCRN: 201602-28
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$502.76OnlineCRN: 201603-22
Your studies will focus on the graphic elements of type, format and image. You will analyze how graphic elements are used alone and in combination in design. You will apply these skills to create effective communication solutions.

Equivalent course(s): Digital Prepress Design (GAP 340)

Prerequisites: Design Principles (DSGN 101)


Additional costs: Text(s) and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 11, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Registration deadline: January 21, 2106
Register Online
$439.88DistanceCRN: 201503-4
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201602-30
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201603-23
Building on your existing Flash knowledge and skills, you will learn advanced Flash features (including ActionScript programming to increase interactivity and to develop non-linear presentations).

Prerequisites: Introduction to Flash (MULT 125)


Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201602-36
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201603-20
You will develop intermediate HTML skills such as creating image maps, using frames, incorporating multimedia elements and adding interactivity. You will learn to create standards based websites with CSS layouts. You will apply these intermediate skills to a website project

Prerequisites: Web Authoring (MULT 120) (Concurrent)


Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201602-31
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201603-24
You will learn how to use the basic components of the Flash software program. Using Flash’s interface, drawing tools, animation and tweening, you will create and present a Flash project.

Prerequisites: Web Authoring (MULT 120)


Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201602-33
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201603-18
You will learn the basics of programming in JavaScript and apply those skills to enhance web pages. Your studies will include the examination and use of the programming model, programming concepts, events and event handlers, and variable methods. You will also study and use the Document Object Model and recognize browser and platform compatibility issues related to the use of JavaScript.

Prerequisites: Intermediate HTML (MULT 124)


Additional costs: Text
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$533.50OnlineCRN: 201602-35
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$533.50OnlineCRN: 201603-19
You will learn computer application programs used to prepare and edit graphics, text and animation for the web. You will acquire knowledge and technical skills in the use of these programs to develop specific components for the web. You will learn how to use basic HTML and web authoring applications to create basic websites. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion.

Equivalent course(s): Advanced Page Assembly (GRPH 260)

Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201602-29
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$530.00OnlineCRN: 201603-17
Your studies will prepare you to set up, configure and administer various types of servers for the web, develop data integrity and backup plans, and appreciate security considerations for websites. You will research and develop an e-commerce implementation plan.

Prerequisites: Web Authoring (MULT 120)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201602-32
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$446.26OnlineCRN: 201603-25
You will learn how to integrate the knowledge and skills from other courses to design, develop and test effective websites. You will also learn how to analyze and critique existing websites for effectiveness.

Prerequisites: Graphic Elements (GRPH 100), Web Authoring (MULT 120)


Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$502.76OnlineCRN: 201602-34
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$502.76OnlineCRN: 201603-26
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