• Become a web development professional - 2020/2021

    Today's modern web development professional requires expert technical knowledge to build sites that are intuitive, inviting, accessible and attractive while being coupled with excellent communication, marketing, team, leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

    In the Internet Applications and Web Development program you will become a professional full-stack developer using all of the latest web standards with the most advanced software used in the industry.

    What you learn in our web development courses

    Upon completion of our web development course, you'll have a dynamic and diverse set of skills required to build secure, reliable and useful web applications using industry standard photo, graphics, animation, database, page design and programming tools.

    You'll learn to identify and address every aspect of back-end and front-end development, website graphic design and mobile application development. Through our web development courses, you'll master creating websites and applications with expertise in programming languages and databases that provide positive interaction for the user experience (UX). You'll combine your technical development expertise with visual design that works effectively for the front-end user interface (UI) to emphasize the critical elements of the website's message in every viewport - from small touch-screen environments to large-screen browsers.

    Upon completion of our web development courses, you'll have a dynamic and diverse set of expert skills required to enter the fast ever-growing industry of web development as a professional agency developer, freelancer or even start your own business!


  • Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

    OSSD with courses from the College (C),  University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Mathematics* (C), (U), or (M)
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above


    • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
    • Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (O)
    • Grade 12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions (C)
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business or Technical Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Familiarity with computers and accessing websites

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Internet Applications and Web Development-2020/2021

    Level 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    BUSI-1156Strategies for Success1
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity and calculating Grade Point Averages, among other skills.
    INFO-1251Web Server & Network Fundamentals4
    This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of web server and network fundamentals from a web programmer's perspective. Students will acquire the skills required to implement web solutions using common network protocols, with hands-on experience setting these up on both Linux/Apache and Windows Server/IIS web servers.
    INFO-1272JavaScript 16
    This course will introduce students to the JavaScript scripting language. Students will work with JavaScript to handle both simple and complex web page events. A final focus on the C language will be supported for root language programming.
    INFO-1273Databases 14
    This course will provide an introduction to relational database system design for web development. Students will create a variety of simple databases using the Structured Query Language, and visually build complete database solutions incorporating multi-table relational databases, forms, reports, queries, and test data based upon typical web development requirements.
    INFO-1252Front End Web Development3
    This course focuses on front-end web development languages using responsive, search-engine friendly web sites. Students will learn to code website pages using basic design principles. Web trends are explored, inclusive of web applications. Students will incorporate these trends into their website development applying the full web development lifecycle.

    Group 2
    TAKE WRIT-1043 OR WRIT-1034
    WRIT-1043Reason & Writing 1 for IT3
    This course will introduce information technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    WRIT-1034Reason & Writing 1-EAP4
    This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.

    Level 2
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    INFO-1274Graphic Design for Web Developers3
    This course will introduce students to a variety of professional graphic design concepts and principles through the use of industry leading software; Adobe Photoshop for digital image editing, Adobe Illustrator for digital illustration, and Adobe XD for web project wireframing/storyboarding. This course provides students with real-world application of practical and common skills for web graphic 3 designers.
    INFO-3168JavaScript 23
    This course will continue from JavaScript 1 and introduce students to object-oriented programming concepts using the Document Object Model (DOM) with various HTML controls as well as exception handling, event handling, and testing and debugging techniques. An introduction to node.js will also be covered for web development leading into JavaScript 3.
    INFO-1208PHP Fundamentals3
    Overview of the PHP language, main concepts, methodologies and best practices of coding professionally. Students will gain an understanding of essential elements of HTTP such as cookies and sessions, syntax, structural elements of PHP and accomplish tasks using array functions and interact with a database using PHP's MySQL functions.
    INFO-3169Databases 23
    This course builds on the concepts of Databases 1 and introduces the student to larger client/server database systems. Students will design database entities base on real world web development scenarios, execute mathematical operations by planning database sizes, as well as analyze and evaluate database solutions.
    INFO-1167Business At the Speed of Light3
    Increasingly, technology is used as the underpinnings to enable a new global business model. This course explores the fundamental concepts of business as well as the technologies that are used to facilitate a new era of entrepreneurial opportunities. Students are introduced to the role of business and government and explore the various types of business, business & marketing operations, and financial resources management. In addition, students reinforce their knowledge of the subject matter through a series of case studies that explore the use of technology to solve business problems and enable new opportunities.
    INFO-3163CMS Web Development4
    Construction techniques will be utilized to develop dynamic websites using the WordPress content management system platform. Techniques will demonstrate creating accessible and relevant web pages in the CMS system. Additionally, skills related to file management, planning and a variety of page functionality and design techniques will be developed.

    Level 3
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMM-3077Communications for IT3
    This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of information technology, focuses on professional written communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity and tone are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace.
    MGMT-3052Understanding Workplace Behaviours3
    This course provides an understanding of the field of organizational behaviour through investigating individual, group and organizational behaviours. Students assess their work-related preferences/behaviours using self-assessment surveys and reflect on the match between those and career choices. Students study organizational design, organizational culture, people-centred management, social perception, self-concept & personality, values/attitudes & job satisfaction, motivation theory, group development theory, effective communication strategy, and conflict & negotiation then apply these concepts to the development of an organization's human resources.
    INFO-3170JavaScript 33
    The main focus of this course is to provide the student with the opportunity to work with a specialized JavaScript structural framework for dynamic website and mobile application development environments. The content theory and projects will be based on Google's Angular JavaScript framework.
    INFO-3172Leveraging the Cloud3
    This course explores the use of cloud-based resources that can be utilized when planning, developing and deploying mobile/web applications. Students will explore options for incorporating cloud-based tools and cloud-based solutions in an effort to build a cost-effective, scalable, and secure deployment platform to manage an application development effort.
    INFO-3171User Interfaces & Data Visualization3
    This course is designed to understand graphic representation of data. It involves producing images that communicate relationships among the represented data to viewers of the images. This communication is achieved through the use of a systematic mapping between graphic marks and data values in the creation of the visualization.
    INFO-3173Mobile Development 13
    In this course students will learn to develop mobile applications using mobile development resources. Students learn how to resolve common mobile programming challenges while gaining tangible experience in developing mobile applications.
    INFO-3174Web Security3
    In this course on web security, students will learn the security vulnerabilities in web servers, internet protocols, and hacker attacks on web servers. Students will then learn the processes, techniques and operations required to safe guard websites through web server security.

    Level 4
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    INFO-5145Full Stack Deployment3
    In this course students will learn how to produce live deployments and server monitoring.
    INFO-5143JavaScript 43
    This course is designed to further build upon JavaScript skills learned in JavaScript III with a focus on modern, powerful JavaScript libraries. Students will gain advanced, industry leading development skills using server-side rendering (SSR) to provide a flexible, performance-oriented, componentized solution for highly complex websites and web app development.
    INFO-5144Mobile Development 23
    In this advanced mobile development course, students will expand upon their knowledge and learn to create mobile games and apply the principles of user experience design to develop immersive applications.
    BUSI-3040Small Business IT Strategies4
    Students will participate in panel discussions and interviews with successful small business owners on entrepreneurial topics such as business environment, risks and rewards of ownership and marketing.
    INFO-5146Web Development Trends3
    This course explores a series of topics based upon emerging trends in both mobile and web development. In addition to formal lectures, students will be required to apply their research skills to discover and understand these new and important technologies.

    Group 2
    Take INFO-5139 OR INNV-5001
    INFO-5139Application Project4
    This course provides students with an opportunity to create an end-to-end solution as a consolidation of all the individual skills acquired in other parts of the program. Student teams will choose a development environment to create a term length, client or web solution for a project of their choice.
    INNV-5001Innovation Applications3
    This course will explore Innovation through projects and group work that are assigned and developed in collaboration with your instructor. With the help of case studies, research reports, and creative thinking methods students will leverage their personal experiences and develop their capacity to innovate in multiple fields.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Level 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 21 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2020/2021

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will typically find employment as Web Developers, Web Technicians, Web Masters, Web Programmers, Website Developers, Internet Site Developers, e-Commerce Website Developers, Web Administrators, Internet Programmers or as members of an integrated web development team.  They will be employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Many graduates may choose to become independent contractors.

  • More Information - 2020/2021

    A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: IWD1
    Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London Downtown)

    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates


    School of Information Technology: 519-452-4291

    Program Description

    The Internet Applications and Web Development Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to work in the growing field of web-centric commercial application development.  The focus of the program is on the construction of various types of web applications using leading web environments, tools, servers, databases and languages. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of both traditional web deployment platforms as well as new emerging mobile platforms.  They will develop an understanding of basic hardware, networking and operating systems as well as the installation and configuration of web and e-mail servers in Windows and Linux.  Training will also include studies in leading edge technologies such as social networking systems and semantic web applications.  Students will gain the knowledge required to build secure, reliable and useful web applications using industry standard photo, graphics, animation, database page design and programming tools.

    Other Information

    • Graduates of the Fanshawe College Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program who meet the admission requirements can apply to Level 1 of the Internet Applications and Web Development Ontario College Diploma program and may be granted up to three internal credits towards this program.
    • A laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1200.00.  The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
    • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule.  This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.  
    • Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. relate effectively to web development supervisors, coworkers, and clients.

    2. configure and maintain internet services, internet application servers, databaseservers, and network services.

    3. construct, modify, implement, query, and maintain effective databases, and interface with applications.

    4. develop internet services and web application security by applying appropriate techniques and strategies.

    5. program and debug internet applications using a variety of client-side and serverside development languages.

    6. develop, deploy, and maintain electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications.

    7. create and maintain functional and dynamic websites by applying graphic and web design skills and principles.

    8. develop and maintain websites reflective of business objectives and clients' needs through the application of advertising and marketing principles.

    9. adhere to relevant laws and industry standards.

    10. coordinate or participate as a member of a project management team that develops internet applications.

    11. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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