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Dynamic Web Development

Dynamic Web Development is an advanced certificate program that provides the skill development needed to be proficient in developing sophisticated and interactive web content. Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will develop competence in building and implementing dynamically driven websites, online databases, electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions. Your studies will include:

  • databases (Access and SQL)
  • operating systems (Windows and Linux)
  • server side scripting (PHP)
  • data driven web applications
  • data driven Flash applications
  • e-commerce
  • security

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 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 page or the transfer credit page.


You will have the opportunity to create a significant final project. The project should be a showcase piece that demonstrates a wide range of your strongest skills. You will develop your project topic in consultation with your instructor.

Prerequisites: Server Side Scripting 2 (COMP 205)


Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$359.58OnlineCRN: 201603-40
Your studies will include defining e-commerce, defining interface design issues and researching and evaluating e-commerce solutions. You will plan and develop an e-commerce project.

Prerequisites: Server Side Scripting 2 (COMP 205)


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$447.34OnlineCRN: 201603-39
Good database design is key to a solid and maintainable product. You will learn the theory required to design a database.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Access 1 (COMP 176)


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$406.08OnlineCRN: 201603-35
Your studies will focus on the basic features of Microsoft Access. You will create simple tables, queries, forms and reports. You will also modify database elements such as fields and records.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201602-109
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
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$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-103
The course content will provide you with the skills needed to understand and perform basic administrative and configuration tasks on common operating systems. You will develop skills regarding file systems, user and group rights, file system permission and common maintenance tasks. Your studies will include Linux.

Equivalent course(s): Advanced Operating Systems (COOS 280)

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$512.42OnlineCRN: 201603-31
You will learn the basic concepts of computer security. The course content includes encryption, firewalls and proxies, authentication and certificates, general security considerations and best practices. You will create a best practices checklist as a practical exercise. Equivalent course(s): Security (COAP 104)

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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$355.34OnlineCRN: 201603-38
You will develop the skills needed to create server side scripting applications in PHP. The course content includes scripting fundamentals, stateless session management and database connectivity. You will also learn how to integrate server side scripting into GUI based HTML authoring environments.

Equivalent course(s): Internet Programming/Web Apps (COSC 285)

Prerequisites: Structured Query Language (SQL) (COMP 202)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$519.58OnlineCRN: 201603-33
You will continue learning skills in server side scripting (PHP). The course content includes integrating server side scripting into GUI-based HTML authoring environments, handling errors and using debugging techniques. You will also receive an introduction to Object Oriented Programming.

Prerequisites: Server Side Scripting 1 (COMP 204)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$421.16OnlineCRN: 201603-37
You will learn Structured Query Language (SQL). The course content includes accessing and modifying data stored on database servers, concepts related to relationships and proper table design principles. Equivalent course(s): Intro to Database Management (CDBM 190)

Prerequisites: Introduction to Database Design (COMP 201)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$519.50OnlineCRN: 201603-32
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