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Web Development

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - Become a web developer today! In major cities across the United States and the world, there has been a wave of programs emerging to offer certificates in Front-end web development. Santa Barbara is now on that list! Enroll now to gain all the necessary skills to become a web site developer using cutting-edge tools. This is the first and only Web Development Certificate offered in Santa Barbara!

This program is perfect for...

...professionals wanting to learn web development. No prior web development experience necessary, however, comfort with computing is. This program offers a convenient schedule for working professionals and full-time students. Start your career off with a strong portfolio!

This Web Development professional certificate program is offered in collaboration with UC San Diego Extension. Our two institutions work together to provide you with a specialized, detailed, and career-focused program that will give you the tools you need! Welcome!


What You'll Learn

Learn HTML & CSS

Learn the primary markup language for the World Wide Web, HTML, and its modern style language, cascading style sheets, or CSS. In the first course of the series, students will learn language syntax, layouts, and media queries for responsive web design. HTML and CSS are the two core languages that enable us to create any type of site.

Courses: Introduction to Front End Development, Advanced HTML & CSS

Introduction to Javascript

At the heart of any website lies a technology that enables us to produce interactive user experiences. Gone are the days where each time the user clicks on a button the entire page is uncomfortably reloaded. We are now able to interact, animate, and perform advanced tasks within a single web page. In this introduction, we will learn about the basics of programming and how to enable a rich user experience.

Courses: Introduction to Javascript

Advanced Developer Tools

Having learned the essential tools from the introductory course, we will continue our quest to master all the tools available to web developers that enable faster and higher quality website development. With Git we'll keep every single change we've made in our code safely in the cloud. NPM enables us to effortlessly add the dozens of dependencies that any modern website consists of.

Courses: Advanced HTML & CSS

Advanced JavaScript

Once we've covered the basics of JavaScript, we'll dive a bit deeper to take advantage of the rich capabilities that JavaScript has to offer. Thanks to modern libraries such as jQuery/Angular/Vue we can quickly connect to a cloud system that instantly enables us to create Login and Sign Up systems, store user data in the cloud, and immediately update the interface when the data changes.

Courses: Applied Javascript

And More!

We have additional electives for you including Python Web Frameworks, User Interface Design, and Principles of User Experience!

You can enroll in 3 easy steps

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Required Courses (12 units total) Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
CMPSC X465 - Introduction to Front End Development 3 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura
CMPSC X465.00 - Introduction to HTML & CSS 3 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura
CMPSC X465.01 - Introduction to Javascript 3 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura
CMPSC X465.03 - Advanced HTML & CSS 3 Ventura   UCSB  
Electives (must choose a minimum of 6 units)          
CMPSC X465.02 - Applied Javascript 3   Ventura   Ventura
CMPSC X465.04 - Python Web Frameworks 3   Ventura Ventura  
CMPSC X465.05 - User Interface Design 3 Ventura UCSB Ventura Ventura
CMPSC X465.06 - Principles of User Experience 4 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Certificate Eligibility and Requirements
  • The curriculum comprises of 4 required courses, and 2 elective courses of at least 6 units.
  • You must take all courses for a letter grade and earn at least a "C" or better in each course to earn the professional certificate.
  • Laptop Required - a Mac laptop is recommended.

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Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Programming & Coding | Computer Science | Multimedia Arts & Technologies


UCSB Students
Individual Courses
Estimated Certificate Cost
$4,050 - $4,170
$4,050 - $4,170

PaCE Pod


An introduction to the Web Development certificate program at UCSB PaCE with the instructor, Lawrence Chen. Learn what you need to know to start, advance, or establish your career in the field