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Web Developer

Closed for Fall 2020

Closed for Fall 2020 (International)

Open for Winter 2021

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

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.


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: $9,327

Year 1 (International): $14,341

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

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Tuition and financial aid


This is a direct entry program. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020 and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021

Admission requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.

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

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit transfer options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 8,105 $682 $288 $252 $9,327

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $13,029 $682 $288 $344 $14,341


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

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: $344
  • 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.

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.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Fall 2020


All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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 is a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.


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