What you learn in our website development courses - 2022/2023
This website development program will provide you with a dynamic and diverse set of skills required to build secure, reliable and effective web applications using industry-standard photo, graphics, animation, database, page design and programming tools.
- Identify and address every aspect of back-end and front-end website development, website graphic design and mobile application development
- Gain expertise in programming languages and databases that provide positive interaction for the user experience (UX)
- Combine your technical skills with visual design concepts that work effectively for the front-end user interface (UI) to emphasize the website’s message in every viewport, from small touch-screen to large-screen browsers
Upon completion of our website development courses, you’ll have what it takes to enter the fast, ever-growing industry of web development as a professional agency developer, freelancer or even start your own business!
The Web Development and Internet Applications 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. You’ll 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.
Graduates of Fanshawe’s Web Development and Internet Applications program are hired by web development firms, software development firms, graphic design agencies, mobile game development firms and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Graduates typically find employment as:
- website developers
- graphic designers
- e-commerce website developers
- mobile application and game developers
- webserver administrators
- members of an integrated web development team
Many graduates may choose to become independent contractors.
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Web Development and Internet Application program:
Manage a website using innovative strategies to ensure the website is fully optimized and running proficiently to allow for a seamless, user-friendly experience.
Front End Web Developer
Web Product Developer
Develop and implement a website, research new technologies and best practices, make recommendations and focus on continuous quality improvement.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- relate effectively to web development supervisors, coworkers, and clients.
- configure and maintain internet services, internet application servers, database servers, and network services.
- construct, modify, implement, query, and maintain effective databases, and interface with applications.
- develop internet services and web application security by applying appropriate techniques and strategies.
- program and debug internet applications using a variety of client-side and serverside development languages.
- develop, deploy, and maintain electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications.
- create and maintain functional and dynamic websites by applying graphic and web design skills and principles.
- develop and maintain websites reflective of business objectives and clients’ needs through the application of advertising and marketing principles.
- adhere to relevant laws and industry standards.
- coordinate or participate as a member of a project management team that develops internet applications.
- develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.
Admission Requirements - 2022/2023
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University
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 CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Web Development and Internet Applications-2022/2023
|BUSI-1156||Strategies for Success||1|
|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-1251||Web Server & Network Fundamentals||4|
|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.|
|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-1252||Front End Web Development||3|
|This course focuses on front-end web development languages using HTML and CSS. Students will learn the syntax and proper coding techniques of these front-end languages using basic design principles. Students will also be introduced to industry leading UI frameworks that will be used to assist in building their web development skills.|
|WRIT-1043||Reason & Writing 1 for IT||3|
|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-1034||Reason & Writing 1-EAP||4|
|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.|
|INFO-1274||Graphic Design for Web Developers||3|
|Professional graphic design is critical for web development in the modern age. Design concepts and principles will be taught through the use of Adobe's industry leading software. Photoshop for digital image editing, Illustrator for digital illustration, and XD for web project wireframing/storyboarding. This course provides students with real-world application of practical graphic design for web developers.|
|Students will learn 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 functions.|
|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-1167||Business At the Speed of Light||3|
|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-3163||CMS Web Development||4|
|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.|
|COMM-3077||Communications for IT||3|
|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-3052||Understanding Workplace Behaviours||3|
|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-3172||Leveraging the Cloud||3|
|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-3171||User Interfaces & Data Visualization||3|
|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-3173||Mobile Development 1||3|
|This course focuses on an introduction to mobile development in the modern age through web development. Students will be introduced to Facebook's React Native architecture to code mobile applications. You will also learn how to resolve common mobile programming challenges and gain practical experience in developing rich mobile applications.|
|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.|
|INFO-5145||Full Stack Deployment||3|
|In this course students will learn how to produce live web deployments and server monitoring utilizing all the skills learned thus far. Students will learn the web developers full stack environment and incorporate a full scale web solution from concept to live online delivery.|
|INFO-5144||Mobile Development 2||3|
|In this advanced mobile development course, students will expand upon their knowledge from Mobile Development 1 and learn to create mobile games and apply the principles of user experience design to develop immersive applications.|
|BUSI-3040||Small Business IT Strategies||4|
|Web freelancers and small businesses compete effectively in today's marketplace. Students will examine entrepreneurship and business ownership while exploring ideas that can make a web development business competitive. Students will also participate in panel discussions and interviews with successful small business owners on entrepreneurial topics.|
|INFO-5146||Web Development Trends||3|
|This course explores a series of topics based upon emerging trends in the web technology sector. The main study of topic in this course is the use of blockchain and emerging networks that students will create their own research reports with. In addition to formal lectures, students will be required to apply their research skills to discover and understand these new and important technologies.|
|This course introduces the student to developing business application software as part of a team using Agile programming practices. Teams will choose a development environment to create a term length, client or web solution for a project of their choice. Students are provided with an opportunity to create an end-to-end solution as a consolidation of all the individual skills which have been acquired in other parts of the program. Our course promotes independent research under your professor guidance, allowing you to select and implement your solution based on different technologies such as LAMP, Angular, React, Vue, Node.js, REST APIs, MySQL, Mongo DB amongst others that have been learned throughout the program.|
|Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field.Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario identified in consultation with your professor. The project may involve an external live client and a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated [and developed for GC and degree] through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in advanced diploma programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem that they select.|
Careers - 2022/2023
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 - 2022/2023
A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London Downtown)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Information Technology: 519-452-4291
Program DescriptionThe Web Development and Internet Applications 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.
- Graduates of the Fanshawe College Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program who meet the admission requirements can apply to Level 1 of the Web Development and Internet Applications 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.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to facilitate effective working relationships;
- Configure, document and maintain fundamental server requirements for the effective functioning of applications;
- Design, implement and maintain databases to store and retrieve data according to requirements;
- Design and implement a security plan based on best practices, techniques and strategies to minimize risks of hacking and/or data loss;
- Program and debug complex applications using a variety of development technologies and tools to optimize performance and minimize errors;
- Create internet applications that apply design best practices, techniques and strategies for a variety of development projects that comply with accessibility, web and other requirements;
- Develop internet applications reflective of business objectives and client needs;
- Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of internet applications;
- Participate as a member or leader of a team by applying project management concepts and strategies for the successful completion of a project;
- Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.