Web Site Design and Development

Applied Certificate
Web Site Design and Development

Program Overview

Every organization has a website. Public agencies and private companies, big box brands and mom & pops—they all have a website (or need a better website). If this is something that interests you, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s online Web Site Design and Development program.

Learn to build easy-to-navigate websites, design interactive content, setup and customize a web development environment, develop security protocols and more. It’s a great way to build your skill set … or take your career in an exciting new direction. Graduates are in demand as employees and independent contractors.

Web Site Design and Development is a 8-course applied certificate program that you take entirely online. Learn the skills you need to:

  • apply graphic design and production principles
  • build visually attractive, functional websites
  • develop interactive content
  • provide web site administration
  • respond to website security issues
  • set up and customize a web development environment
  • use industry-standard applications, programming and scripting languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)

Program curriculum is regularly updated to keep pace with new capabilities and evolving industry standards. This ensures your training is relevant and in demand.

Project-Based Learning

The applied certificate uses a hands-on approach to learning. Through class assignments, projects and online discussions, you’ll learn how to design, develop and manage a website from the ground up.

Online Advantage

Offering the entire 8-course program online lets you complete the applied certificate on your own schedule. Courses use a proven combination of internet-based resources, videos, text-based chat sessions and more. Each course is led by an instructor, who provides guidance, answers questions and offers feedback.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Web Site Design and Development graduates work in a wide variety of web-related jobs. Typical job titles include web designer, web developer, web master, web technician, and website administrator.

Potential employers include computer software firms, information technology (IT) firms, marketing agencies and graphic design firms. Carve a career as a freelance consultant or get a job in the IT department of a private corporation or an education, health, government or municipal agency.

Go Further

Build on the knowledge and skills you gained in the Web Site Design and Development applied certificate program by honing your skills with an advanced certificate. The Dynamic Web Development advance certificate provides the skill development to be proficient in sophisticated and secure interactive web content utilizing MySQL, AJAX and server side scripting.

For more information about career opportunities, contact Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Web DesignerWeb Designers and Developers (2175)$23,600 - $76,400
WebmasterWeb Designers and Developers (2175)$23,600 - $76,400
Web TechnicianComputer Network Technicians (2281)$39,700 - $110,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September (full-time); Varies (part-time):

View latest program status info

Length: 28 weeks


  • Online/Distance

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Part-time Delivery

This program has one or more courses that you can register for immediately.


Admission Requirements


  • A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful program completion. Contact the program at 306-765-1647 for more information.

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.


  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing
  • 4 Writeplacer

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 approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.


2020/21 Academic Year


Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • All of the courses are fully credited to our New Media Communications Certificate Program offered at Regina Campus and Prince Albert Campus.
  • After successfully completing the program, you will have completed approximately 40% of the New Media Communications Certificate Program. You may continue your education by enrolling in the New Media Communications Certificate Program and, after successfully completing the remaining courses, obtain your certificate.

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