Continuing & Professional Education

Front End Web Development

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Dig­i­tal skills are in high demand, with front end web devel­op­ment rank­ing fourth out of the top ten most in-demand dig­i­tal jobs in Alber­ta (ICTC-CTIC, 2019).

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Learn about the front end of web­site devel­op­ment in this part-time, ful­ly online cer­tifi­cate offered as a part­ner­ship between Online and Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s Tech­nol­o­gy Train­ing Cen­tre (TTC). 

Work through solu­tions in real-time with prac­tic­ing pro­fes­sion­als, inter­act­ing with the expe­ri­enced TTC team of instruc­tors through live online class­es and a one-on-one home­work help” ser­vice that is built into every course.


Aimed at learn­ers look­ing to get into the field of web devel­op­ment, stay rel­e­vant in a cur­rent posi­tion, change careers, upskill, or devel­op new skills, the Front End Web Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate will be par­tic­u­lar­ly rel­e­vant to those want­i­ng to learn pro­gram­ming, build soft­ware, and cre­ate web­sites, as well as com­put­er pro­gram­mers, busi­ness and agency own­ers, tech­nol­o­gy star­tups, man­agers and team leads who work with developers.


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  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Front End Web Development courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

This pro­gram is cur­rent­ly open for enrol­ment—apply now!

This certificate consists of seven core courses (total of 208 hours) and a minimum of 40 hours of electives. Courses are a variety of lengths but combine to a minimum total of 248 hours.

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.

For those inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing fur­ther pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, cours­es in this cer­tifi­cate apply toward the fol­low­ing programs:

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Estimated tuition: C$6,765 on average, depending on the combination of courses taken.

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any graduate of the University of Alberta

Up to $500 anually
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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