Certificate in Open Source Web Development
Upgrade Your Skills
Whether you’re an experienced Web Developer or a motivated beginner, this certificate program gives you the skills to build, market and manage web sites quickly and easily.
- Develop dynamic, flexible and cost effective content management systems using Joomla! open source software.
- Learn and apply marketing 2.0 techniques like search engine optimization, social networking and viral marketing campaigns.
- Understand strategies for applying technology to real world business challenges.
Marlboro College Graduate School courses emphasize both critical thinking and the practical application of tools and techniques. In each of the certificate courses, participants are required to select a “live” project. Thus, students apply their coursework directly to the business challenges that they face in their work.
Web Design Fundamentals
This course serves as an introduction to HTML to prepare students for the Web Standards course. Basics of image manipulation (via a program such as Adobe Photoshop) and the basics of a web page coding environment (such as Adobe Dreamweaver) are also covered. 1 credit. May not be required if you have a background knowledge in basic web design. (offered in the Fall trimester: Sept to Dec.)
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
This class provides an overview of human-computer interaction and related topics relevant to the business and development of technologies. While the focus of the course is on systems that incorporate electronic collaboration, e-commerce, and other web-enabled technologies, the principles and topics can apply to almost any product, service, or system that must be designed. Projects focus on applying specific techniques while considering design constraints and trade-offs. (offered in the Fall trimester: Sept to Dec.)
Designing with Web Standards
This class will help you understand and implement standards in a professional format. You will learn to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the widely-supported standard for styling web pages, to transform word processing documents into structured web documents that will work in tomorrow’s browsers. You will also write cross-browser compatible, standards-compliant code and use the CSS box model and other techniques to lay out pages. (offered in the Winter trimester: Jan. to April)
Web Application Development
Dynamically generated, data-driven web sites realize the tremendous potential of the Internet for client interaction with information stored at the server. This course introduces students to planning the design of web applications. Students will also work with an open source web application such as Joomla! to understand file and database structures, as well as the functioning of a content management system. (offered in the Winter trimester: Jan. to April)
This course explores the power and practice of Web 2.0 marketing, including and going well beyond the simple “how to” of integrating social networking sites into your campaign. Viral marketing techniques and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) help even a small business have a big impact. Learn how to build and sustain powerful economic relationships with your customers for mutual benefit. (offered in the Spring trimester: May to August)
- Completed Online Application Form.
- Official College Transcript(s): All transcripts should be sent via a traditional postal system to:
Office of Admissions
Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon Street, Suite #120
Brattleboro, VT 05301
- 1 Letter of Recommendation: Letters may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Statement of Intent: Your statement of intent gives you the opportunity to outline the goals you hope to achieve by attending the Graduate School, and it helps us determine how our programs can best fit your needs. Please email your statement of intent to: email@example.com
Talk to your HR department about tuition reimbursement for professional development.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
- Web Developer (http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1099.04)
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1081.00)
- Multi-Media Artists and Animators (http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1014.00)
- Graphic Designers (http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1024.00)
On time graduation rate: 100%
Tuition and fees: 2012-2013 academic year = $8,580
Estimated book total cost: $388.66 (high estimate based on new books)
- Human Computer Interaction - $203.70
- Designing with Web Standards – $69.98
- Web Apps - $35.00
- Marketing 2.0 – $79.98
Placement rate: due to the newness of this certificate program we do not currently have this data
Median loan debt (as provided by Secretary of Ed.): data not yet available
The Marlboro Certificate in Open Source Web Development is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.