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Web Developer & Design Courses

Every business needs a website and eventually, every website needs a redesign so demand is high for good web developers. In this program, you will learn how to design and code interactive client-facing websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. By the end of the program, you will be able to build dynamic websites using a content management system, produce and consume web APIs, and write efficient code demonstrating knowledge of programming concepts. This program will prepare you to work as a Front-end Developer and in any general web developer position.

You have the choice of doing the full-time diploma or the work and study diploma, which combines the courses in the full-time diploma program with a 480-hour co-operative work term.

  • Web Developer Certificate 
  • Web Developer Co-op Diploma  

Programs listed above have been approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. 

Web Developer Course Breakdown

Course: Fundamentals of Front End Web Development and HTML*

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Fundamentals of CSS, Preprocessors, Frameworks, & Version Control Systems*

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: JavaScript for Web Developers 1

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: JavaScript for Web Developers 2

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Introduction to Back-End Web Development: PHP

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course: Introduction to Content Management Systems with WordPress

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Cooperative Work Experience (Diploma Only)

# of Weeks: Max 24

# of Hours: 480

Capstone Project (Certificate Only)

# of Weeks: 3

# of Hours: 20

*The order in which the students will take the courses after completing the prerequisites will vary based on start date. Contact us for the course delivery schedule.

Web Developer Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:


Build a solid foundation of HTML5, CSS3 and responsive web development skills. As well as, write well-structured, semantic mark-up with an eye for accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO).


Build custom WordPress themes from scratch, mastering WordPress template tags, template hierarchy, custom post types, custom fields, custom taxonomies, plugin development, sidebar widgets, and more. Learn to understand the role of a CMS in managing a website and explore the new WordPress REST API as a means for multi-platform content distribution.


Learn how to use the Sass CSS pre-processor, use CSS best practices to produce scalable and maintainable CSS code, build on and extend basic jQuery and JavaScript skills, interact with popular JSON-based web APIs using Ajax, and use the latest versions of the JavaScript language.


Learn how to use JavaScript task runners to help enhance and automate your web development workflow.


Learn the basics of PHP, including an introduction to object-oriented programming, best practices for writing modern PHP, and understand the server-side programming language (and how it differs from JavaScript).

Git & GitHub

Master version control using Git from the command-line and open-source your projects on GitHub.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Age: 19 Years

Education: Toronto applicants must provide a copy of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a Cut Score of 16.

Language Skills: International students must demonstrate high intermediate level English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B2, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46, Cambridge FCE(C), Tamwood Language Centre’s high intermediate level, or proof successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to this program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

Program Materials

Access to PC/MAC:

We recommend that students in the Web Developer Professional program have a MAC notebook or Windows PC.

Program Features

Profit from Professional Instructors with Practical Experience in the field of web development

Make use of work-integrated learning by completing projects in both the study and the co-op term

Learn from industry professionals with first-hand knowledge through our guest speaker series

Career Occupations

Graduates of this program will be prepared for Front-end Developer and General Web Developer Positions.

Co-op Work Experience

Students in the Work and Study Diploma Program complete a 480 hour co-op work placement. After completing the Job Skills Seminars and attending the Orientation to Working and Living in Canada, co-op students work with the Work Placement Coordinator to secure a job placement in which they can make a practical application of the skills and knowledge learned in the study term. Through the co-op work placement, students gain valuable work experience in Canada, expand and fine-tune their hard and soft skills and make new professional connections in their chosen career field.

Visit our Work While Studying page to read more about the services and support you can access as a co-op student.

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