Dynamic Web Development

Advanced Certificate
Dynamic Web Development

Program Overview

Dynamic Web Development is an advanced certificate program. It provides the skill development needed to be proficient in developing sophisticated and interactive Web content.

Building on the skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program (in Prince Albert or Regina), 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


  • Part-time studies - the courses are offered regularly throughout the academic year
  • Full-time studies - it is possible to complete all the courses in an academic year

Individuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Dynamic Web Development, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.

Digital Graphic Design
Interactive Media Production

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for employment as Web developers. They will have a clear understanding of the recent advances in technology and know how to design and develop dynamic, interactive content on the Internet, database driven websites and e-commerce solutions.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September (full-time)

Length: 30 weeks


  • Distance Learning options available


Admission Requirements

  • New Media Communications certificate - (Prince Albert Campus or Regina Campus) with electives MULT 127 (Intermediate Flash) and MULT 128 (Advanced HTML)
  • English Language Requirement


Students who successfully complete the Web Site Design and Development Program (applied certificate) will be considered for entry into the Dynamic Web Development Program through special admissions. For details on admission to this program with the completion of the Web Site Design and Development Program, please contact the program head.

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.


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Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.




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COMP 176
Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
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You will study the basic features of Access. You will create simple tables, queries, forms and reports. You will also modify database elements such as fields and records.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): CDBM 190, COAP 138, COAP 197, COAP 345, COMP 120, COMP 284
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Print Distance Individual, Lecture/Lab, Online - Individual
COMP 200
Operating Systems
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 53.0
Equivalent Course(s): COOS 280
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
COMP 201
Introduction to Database Design
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Good database design is key to a solid and maintainable product. You will learn the theory required to design a database.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 25.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 176
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COMP 202
Structured Query Language SQL
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 54.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 201
Equivalent Course(s): CDBM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
COMP 204
Server Side Scripting 1
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 55.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 202
Equivalent Course(s): COSC 285
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
COMP 205
Server Side Scripting 2
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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.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 32.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 204
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COMP 206
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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.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 46.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 205
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COMP 216
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You will learn the principles of AJAX. You will create AJAX enabled web pages to simplify and enhance a variety of web experiences.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 56.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 205
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
CSEC 200
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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.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 28.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
MULT 211
Dynamic Flash Applications
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Using Flash, you will learn how to create effective and media-rich user interfaces for sophisticated Web-based applications. You will also learn how to retrieve, display, collect and submit data. You will demonstrate your skills by completing a project.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 25.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 205
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
PROJ 201
Dynamic Web Project
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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.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 31.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 205
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

Note: Courses are delivered online. A combination of Internet-based resources, videos, class discussions, text-based chat sessions, and peer critiques may be used. Your instructor will provide guidance, help, and timely feedback.

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

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Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.


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