Continuing & Professional Education

Full-Stack Web Development

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Courses for everyone 30

Accord­ing to the Infor­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Coun­cil of Cana­da (ICTC), full stack web devel­op­er is the fourth most in-demand dig­i­tal job in Alber­ta, with an annu­al growth pro­ject­ed at 46%. 

A Dig­i­tal Future for Alberta

Soft­ware devel­op­ment involves more than cod­ing. Sol­id foun­da­tions in time-track­ing, project plan­ning, user expe­ri­ence, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and qual­i­ty assur­ance help you build awe­some pro­grams and respon­sive web­sites on-time and on-budget.

Devel­op skills essen­tial to any devel­op­ment career as you learn about both the front and the back end of web­site devel­op­ment (choice of either C# or Python stream) in this part-time, ful­ly online diplo­ma pro­gram offered as a part­ner­ship between the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s Tech­nol­o­gy Train­ing Cen­tre (TTC).

Work through prac­ti­cal solu­tions in real-time with prac­tic­ing pro­fes­sion­als, inter­act­ing with the expe­ri­enced TTC team of instruc­tors through live online class­es. Get one-on-one home­work help” for your projects and assign­ments: our instruc­tors are always ready for you to reach out when you need help to find that bug that has been elud­ing you.


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, this pro­gram will be par­tic­u­lar­ly rel­e­vant to those want­i­ng to learn pro­gram­ming, build soft­ware, and cre­ate web­sites, as well as com­put­er pro­gram­mers, busi­ness and agency own­ers, entre­pre­neurs, man­agers and team leads who work with devel­op­ers, and tech­nol­o­gy startups.

Whether you are new to the field or have an exist­ing back­ground in web devel­op­ment, you will ben­e­fit from learn­ing direct­ly from indus­try lead­ers about cur­rent approach­es and tools, as well as keep­ing up-to-date with the most recent trends.

Look­ing for more infor­ma­tion about the Web Devel­op­ment pro­gram’s scope, logis­tics, and career insights?

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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 Full-Stack Web Development courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Diploma 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.

  • 10 core courses + 6 required courses + minimum 80 hours of electives
  • May be completed in 2 to 3 years of part-time study

This part-time online program is comprised of three components: one set of front-end core courses; the option between two different streams of back-end coding (one within C# and the other in Python); and a complementary set of electives.

Diploma requirements consist of ten core courses (total of 276 hours), six required stream-specific courses (total of 200 hours), and a minimum of 80 hours of electives. Courses are a variety of lengths but combine to a minimum total of 516 hours. The program may be completed in 2 to 3 years of part-time study.

You can take whichever stream you choose, but you must complete all six courses in your chosen stream to graduate with the diploma. Courses from the other stream may be taken as electives.

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.

Apply for Your Credential

To qualify for program completion you are required to submit a request to obtain your credential. For a breakdown of details and how to qualify, visit the program completion page.

Select cours­es in this pro­gram are also part of our User Expe­ri­ence / User Inter­face Design Cer­tifi­cate. You’ll be able to get cred­it for require­ments that cross both pro­grams. Cours­es can be tak­en for the two pro­grams simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to com­plete both at a faster pace.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Estimated tuition: starting at C$15,010 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

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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