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Web Design and Developer Certificate

In support of the health and safety of our students and university community, all Mason Professional Education courses are being delivered in virtual formats now through December 2020. We are fully operational and courses will begin on their scheduled start date. Register today!


This course introduces students to cross-platform web design and development with a focus on planning and designing effective, dynamic web applications.

This project-based introduction to web design and development emphasizes standards-based and accessible design. Students in this course will learn the most important topics of front- and back-end development.

Students will also learn how web developers should effectively plan, design, implement and troubleshoot dynamic websites built in PHP. An introduction to back-end language scripting and relational databases will also be covered during this course.

This course teaches the latest web design and development techniques using industry tools such as:

  • Visual Studio Code
  • MySQL
  • PHP7
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • frameworks
  • Code Repositories (GitHub)

Have questions or interested in more information about this course? Contact our TechAdvance program team at 703-993-1551 or techadv@gmu.edu.

Offered through a cooperative relationship with TechAdvance IT Training Programs, courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in leading IT fields. 


Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Foundations of Web Design & Development
  • Web Accessibility
  • Web Planning & Design
  • Web Design Basics
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Web Development Basics
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Introduction to Content Management Systems

Designed For

Web Design and Developer is designed for individuals who want a basic knowledge of essential web design concepts and practical application.

Web developers will find the course useful to refresh their current knowledge and stay abreast on the latest tools and technologies.

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