Web Applications Developer Plus

Master the fundamentals of web development and gain the skills you need to start an entry-level career as a web developer! Whether you're new to web development or want to enhance your skills, this course will teach you how to create dynamic, database-driven websites using the latest technologies. By course completion, you'll build and develop a web application from the ground up.

You will master basic HTML, the core technology behind almost all websites. From there, you will go on to learn CSS...

12 Months / 480 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES319

What you will learn

  • How to use HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and JavaScript to design web pages
  • How to use dynamic HTML to make your web pages more interactive
  • To use up-to-date, React and Vue techniques to create web applications
  • To use SQL to pull data from a database and to insert and modify data in a database
  • To employ XML to store and validate data and to make data more accessible to other applications
  • To use the latest HTML features to build forward-looking websites
  • To work with Bootstrap to create an efficient and responsive site
  • How to create and maintain a WordPress blog

How you will benefit

  • Gain intensive web development skills to jumpstart a career in a growing technical field
  • Master basic HTML and learn CSS for styling pages
  • Understand the latest trends in web development by mastering the fundamentals of Sass, React, Vue, SQL, XML, Bootstrap, and HTML
  • Build a website from scratch that can be used as the basis of your portfolio

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 480 course hours
  1. Introduction to HTML
  2. Introduction to CSS
  3. Introduction to JavaScript
  4. Creating, Styling, and Validating Forms
  5. Advanced JavaScript Concepts
  6. Sass
  7. React
  8. Vue.js 3
  9. Bootstrap Training
  10. WordPress Training
  11. Introduction to SQL Training
  12. Introduction to PHP Training
  13. Introduction to XML Training

Nat Dunn

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 11.0 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Visual Studio Code (not included in enrollment).
  • One of the following databases (not included in enrollment):
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft SQL
    • Server Express
    • MySQL Oracle
  • MAMP (Instructions for installing both MAMP will be included with the course).
  • MySQL Workbench (Instructions for installing MySQL Workbench will be included with the course).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • You will need to have administrative access to your computer so you can properly configure the software and download other software during the course.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the course.


This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. A link to schedule the lab is included with the course for each lab that can be done online.

By training as a web developer, you are opening doors to more job opportunities. As a web developer, you will build modern websites using HTML5, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, jQuery and more. Adding a mobile component will help you specialize in building websites designed to be viewed on mobile technology such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Understanding both mobile and desktop web development will ensure that people benefit from your work regardless of how they choose to access your site.

It is important to have websites that look good and work properly no matter how they are accessed by the public. Helping an organization reach their target audience means giving that audience information and resources whether they are sitting in front of a computer at home or visiting a website on their phone while on the go. Understanding both mobile and desktop web development will ensure that your work is seen by the maximum number of people regardless of where and how they choose to access your site.

There is no specific type of degree that a web developer is required to hold. In fact, according to Census data, 38% of web developers hold less than a 4-year degree. To enter a career as a web developer, a great place to start is an online training course like this one from ed2go, which will help you learn basic HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, XML, Ajax, jQuery, and more across various desktop and mobile platforms. Some employers may prefer a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. This is a path you can choose to take when you're ready to move up, after you've gained some experience and decided that this is definitely the career for you.

Not exactly. Every web developer is considered a software engineer who specializes exclusively in developing web applications. However, every software engineer is not a web developer as they often design, build and maintain software outside of website applications.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a web developer is currently just under $68,000 per year. This salary can vary widely depending on your experience level, education, and the type of organization you work for.

Yes, web developers are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for web developers is very good. Employment is projected to grow by 15% through 2026 which is considered much faster than average. Understanding how to develop for both mobile and desktop users will improve your employment prospects even further.

The hours of web developers vary depending on the volume of work. Typically, you will work a normal Monday through Friday, 9-5, but this can change quite a bit if you are coming up on a deadline or working on a very large project. Your hours can also be affected if you decide to go into business for yourself as this could mean that you choose when you want to work as it fits within your lifestyle.

Since our world is one that does business online, web developers can literally work for any company in any industry. According to the BLS, 1 in 6 web developers currently work in computer systems design and other similar services industries. In addition, they report that 1 in 6 are self-employed. Your specific work environment will depend in some ways on your employer. You could be required to come on-site and work in an office every day, or you may be able to work remotely from home. Regardless of where you work physically, you can be sure that you will spend the majority of your time in front of a computer screen in this role.

To be a good web developer, you should know how to write HTML and CSS code as well as understand how to find and fix errors. You should also understand how to add interactivity to your websites with JavaScript or jQuery. You should be able to layout a website and take an idea and turn it into a working site. Finally, you should understand how to build a site so that it is viewable and usable in both desktop and mobile formats.

Web designers use courses such as Adobe Photoshop to create page layouts and visual elements of website. Web developers use their creativity to work on design in addition to using coding skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. to bring the design files to life.