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Web Developer

Open for Fall 2022

Length: 23 weeks Credential: Certificate Delivery: Full Time Online

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All courses in this program will be delivered online (OA, OS, OR) for the Winter 2022 semester.
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Build websites, your own consulting business or create the next popular web service through this program that provides the creative and technical skills to design and construct user-friendly websites.

Can you imagine a world without the web? Can you make it through a day without accessing an online service like Google, Facebook or Wikipedia? Would you like to be part of the industry that invents and advances the tools that make the online world possible?

SAIT’s 23-week Web Developer program will provide you with the skills required to enter this exciting field.  Social media, multimedia and e-commerce integration, web analytics, design tools and techniques and career/consulting essentials will also be included.

After 15 weeks in class, enhance your training and start your career with an eight-week industry practicum.

Is this the right fit for me?

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate as a Web Developer.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n): 

  • web developer 
  • web designer 
  • webmaster 
  • web analyst

Related careers include: 

  • web technician 
  • computer programmer 
  • software engineer 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $9,762

Year 1 (International): $14,492

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

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You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for fall 2022 open on Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021 March 4, 2022
Winter 2022 Jan. 10, 2022 June 24, 2022
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 May 5, 2023


All courses in this program will be delivered online (OA, OS, OR) for the Winter 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters.

Admission requirements

Admission and selection

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 start: applications open on Oct. 6, 2021.

Admission requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, OR
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college. 
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Due to the tight integration of the courses in the Web Developer (WBDV) program, credit for prior learning is not available.

Direct Entry: four step process

Please complete these steps to learn more about the program you have chosen and confirm that this is the right training for you for your chosen career path.

Step 1: Read the program information on the website and review this program presentation to learn more about student expectations during the program.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed.

Step 3: Apply for the program.

Step 4: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

Previous computer programming experience gained through education, industry experience, industry certifications, or completion of online tutorials related to web development, computer programming or software development is strongly recommended.

Communication during admissions

Email is the primary source of communication during the admissions process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add fast-track@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.

Ideal applicant

The ideal candidate for the Web Developer program will be both creative and technical in nature. You are collaborative and work well in teams. You are capable of learning independently and enjoy self-directed study. Most importantly, you possess some previous knowledge of web development or design.


Program outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Semester 1

Course code Course name Credit
CPNT-200 Content Management Systems 1.5
CPNT-201 Web Design Tools and Techniques 3.0
CPNT-260 Web Page Construction Fundamentals 1.5
CPNT-262 Web Client & Server Programming 1.5
CPNT-264 Career & Consulting Essentials 1.5
CPNT-265 The Business of the Web 1.5
DSGN-270 Web Design Theory & Social Media Concepts 1.5

Semester 2

Course code Course name Credit
PRAC-276 Web Developer Practicum 3.0
Program total: 15.0


Students must have a program grade point average and/or cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer in, within or on from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.


2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $8,429 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $9,762

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $13,159 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $14,492

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $252
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the standard hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Winter 2022


Your program orientation will take place Jan. 7 on campus. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.  

Learn more about  campus orientation.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This program requires custom hardware and software requirements.

All computers must meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Mac Specifications
    • Processor: i7
    • RAM: 16GB
    • Storage: 512GB SSD
    • Video card: AMD Radeon Pro
    • Screen size: 15"
    • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • OS version: Mac OS Catalina or newer
    • Approximate price (CAD): $2,750
    • Suggested model: 16" Macbook Pro case model
  • PC Specifications
    • Processor: i7
    • RAM: 32GB
    • Storage: 512GB SSD
    • Video card: Nvidia Quadro T1000
    • Screen size: 15"
    • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • OS version: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    • Other software: Antivirus/Malware protection
    • Approximate price (CAD): $3,000
    • Suggested model: Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:

PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities

This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.

PREP 100: The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.

Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.  

Required textbooks

Textbooks will be provided as required. This program uses e-books.



Academic Chair

Blake Kanewischer, Academic Chair

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

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