Front-End Development Certificate Program

Program at a Glance

  • 12 months
  • 4 online courses
  • $2,635-$3,100

Learn the Top Front-End Developer Skills for a Successful Career in Web Development

One of the top tech jobs available to career changers and early career professionals is web application development. Building foundational skills in front-end development, including HTML, CSS, UI/UX and JavaScript, can give you the competitive advantage you need to break into the industry as a web developer or front-end developer and put you on a successful career path to becoming a full-stack web application developer, software developer or other specialist in software engineering and related fields. Designed for those looking to gain an entry-level position in web development, our Front-End Development Certificate Program will give you the necessary practice and competence in key front-end development skills to land your first job. Taught by industry experts, the online program blends asynchronous and synchronous instruction, allowing you to study at your own pace while also participating in collaborative group projects for effective learning.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll complete this program with solid, foundational competency and basic understanding for future learning in web application development, including:

  • Core basic web development skills for making websites using HTML and CSS
  • Best practices for user experience such as adaptive design, user testing and research, quality assurance and device/browser support
  • Fundamentals of JavaScript programming and fluency with syntax of the language for creating a wide variety of interactive elements on websites and web applications
  • Front-end development best practices, team development practices and integration of data-driven interfaces using JavaScript

What You’ll Get

Our program offers:

  • UC-quality education with academic credit
  • Online convenience with an engaging interactive format
  • One-on-one interaction with industry experts
  • Hands-on, project-based learning with practical application
  • Collaborative learning environment that reflects real-world web development workplaces
  • Unique networking opportunities with instructors and fellow students that can help advance your career
  • Employer demand for skills associated with Front-End Development throughout the Sacramento region has increased from March 2018 to March 2021 including: JavaScript 45%, CSS 31%, HTML 30%
  • Between March 2018 and March 2021 demand for Front-End Development skill in job postings in the Sacramento region increased 83%

Source: EMSI Labor Market Analytics, 2021

This program requires the successful completion of four courses for a total of 12 academic units. Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up to date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, you must complete all the course requirements of your certificate with a "C" or better and within five years from the day you enroll in the first course. A certificate will not be awarded if the requirements are not completed and your application for candidacy is not received within this timeframe.

It is recommended, but not required, that you take courses in the following order: HTML/CSS Bootcamp, User Interface and User Experience Development, JavaScript Basics, Front-End Best Practices and Web Development Frameworks. JavaScript Basics and User Interface and User Experience Development may be taken in any order.

  • At Your Own Pace: Take individual courses for a total of $3,100.
  • Fast Track: Enroll in our Fast Track option to save 15%, or $465, on the cost of the program. Details coming soon.

For information about financing your education, please click here.

Ready to advance your career? Pick the option that best suits your needs and your lifestyle:

  • Register. Fill out a brief program registration form. By doing so, you declare your intent to complete the program in 5 years or less, lock in program requirements and will be contacted by a program adviser who will work with you to map out your academic path.
  • Enroll in an individual course. Check out individual courses that are currently open for enrollment. Courses will be applied to the program if you later decide to complete the certificate program.
  • Sign up for an information session. Learn more about the program by enrolling in a free info session. If an information session for this program is not currently open for enrollment, click on “notify me,” and we’ll contact you when then next one becomes available.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Contact our Enrollment Coach, Miriam Chavez, if you would like to schedule an appointment. She can speak with you about our program, answer your questions and help ensure it’s the right fit for your goals. Schedule your 30-minute conversation with Miriam.

If you’ve got a question, email us or call (530) 757-8777.