Web Systems Development
Undergraduate Certificate


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Transition to a Career in Tech

Nationwide talent shortage in computing enables career transition for people ready to obtain technology skills to land jobs in Organizations seeking skilled professionals. This certificate is the first step to begin the transition into an exciting, well-paid career.

Certificate Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in Web Systems Development is designed for individuals seeking to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of web systems development and to provide a solid foundation for further education in the information systems field. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of foundational skills in the areas of operating systems, network, programming, and database technologies, and full-stack development for both frontend and backend to build a career in the field of web systems development.

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Web Systems Development will prepare students to:

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of web systems development
Apply fundamental principles and practices of web systems development
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in web systems development
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in web systems development
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Certificate Requirements (40 Credits)

Operating Systems and Networking (15 Credits)

CS 120 Fundamentals of Linux Operating Systems I
CS 223 Fundamentals of Linux Operating Systems II
CS 180 Fundamentals of Networking

Web Technologies (10 Credits)

CS 142  Web Programming – TypeScript/JavaScript
CS 160 Web Programming – Python

Web Systems Development (15 Credits)

CS214 Database Technologies – SQL & NoSQL
CS272 Full Stack Web Development – Frontend
CS274 Full Stack Web Development – Backend

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Ali Khamesipour khamesipourali@cityu.edu

Graduates from the certificate program can apply their skills in organizations such as health, government, education, non-profit, and industry.

This is the first of three stackable certificates with credits that apply to one of five undergraduate degrees at the School of Computing and Technology.

Technology careers are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees pathways. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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