Professional Achievement Award in Web Development

Professional Achievement Award in Web Development

Classroom Program


9-12 months


UCR Extension

Gain broad-based skills in web development, including the ability to create, edit, optimize and manage a web presence effectively. Participants examine a wealth of powerful topics, including Internet technology, usability, security, electronic transactions, and database administration.

Designed For

Professional web developers who wish to broaden their technical skills or examine a specific topic related to web development, support or technologies, including, but not limited to:

  • IT personnel
  • Programmers
  • Database administrators
  • Technicians

For an entry-level web developer who wishes to develop an understanding of nearly every facet of Web development.

  • IT Managers

What You'll Learn

  • Current trends & best practices for managing a web presence using Apache, PHP and MySQL
  • Fundamentals of web site development & web publishing to develop an effective website
  • Client-server technologies, networking, IP protocols and other key areas that apply to building either a personal or professional website
  • Security, optimization, service providers and web hosting technology

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Web developer
  • Web designer
  • Webmaster
  • Web Architect or programmer

Program Overview


8 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“Taking this program was just what I needed to get a boost in my career, and make myself more marketable in the future. Going back to school is never easy, but UCR Extension made it possible to achieve my goals.”

Stephen Schrock

Riverside, CA
UC Riverside
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Web Technology

CS X420

2 units

Quarter 2

Web Publishing

CS X421

3 units

Quarter 3

Using Apache, PHP and MySQL

CS X421.6

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I enjoy helping students understand difficult concepts they've been struggling with, or have just discovered. IT has such a broad assortment of career fields, but all benefit from a knowledge of networking. Plumbers go into plumbing knowing about water, but too many IT folks don't understand the digital equivalent of water--the Ethernet and TCP/IP packets that network our world together.”

Paul Claxton

IT Management Specialist
Defense Media Center
March Air Reserve Base

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