Students construct a user-friendly website.

Web Developer

Closed for Fall 2019

Open for Winter 2020

Length: 23 Weeks
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Build websites, build your own consulting business or create the next popular web service through this program that provide the creative and technical skills to design and construct user-friendly websites.

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $8,560
Year 1 (International): $13,161

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


You will be offered admission to this program if you meet the admission requirements and qualify through competitive entry. Competitive entry is based on a two-step process: a review of your supporting documentation (career and program investigation form, resumé, and previous computer experience) and a selection appointment. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2019 open Oct. 3, 2018.
  • Applications for winter 2020 open May 1, 2019.
Term Program start
Fall 2019 Sept. 3, 2019
Winter 2020 Jan. 7, 2020

Program Details

Program description

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. Whether you want to create corporate websites, develop your own consulting business, or create the next hot Web service, this program will help you develop the creative and technical skills to design and construct user-friendly websites. 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 8-week industry practicum.

Your career

Graduates may find employment as a web developer, web designer, webmaster, Intranet developer and web analyst.

  • Graduates of the Web Developer program have a 95% employment rate.

Student success

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.

Credentials and accreditation

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

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.

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2019 start: applications open Oct. 3, 2018.
  • Winter 2020 starts Jan. 6, 2020. Applications open May 1, 2019.

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.

Competitive entry: seven-step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

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

Step 3: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines 

Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) along with all supporting documents must be submitted. 

Selection is done on a continuous basis and is based on the following criteria:

  • Current resumé outlining previous education and experience.
  • ICT Fast-Track Career & Program Investigation form. This form will be emailed to you once you have applied. It will be scored to determine suitability for the program; please be detailed and thorough.
  • A photocopy of your educational transcripts and any other supporting documents.  
  • Proof of previous computer programming experience. Transcripts, substantial industry experience or certifications will be considered. An introductory computer programming course such as CMPP-205 Introduction to Programming in C may be required.
  • Attend a mandatory selection appointment once the above documents have been submitted and scored by the department. Telephone appointments can be scheduled for out-of-town applicants.  
  • The final decision for acceptance into the program will be determined by the Academic Chair.

Step 4: Apply to Web Developer and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Submit your resumé, Career & Program Investigation form and transcripts.

  • Send your documentation to the School of ICT Fast-Track office by email to or fax to 403.210.4523.

Step 7: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication during selection

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

We recommend you add and the 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

  • The curriculum in SAIT's fast-track programs is constantly changing to reflect the needs of the market and ensure the classes offered are up-to-date. For a current course list, please contact the school.
  • View additional Web Developer program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.
Semester 1
Course codeCourse nameCredit
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 codeCourse nameCredit
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.


Domestic tuition and fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees 2019/20 total
1 $7,575 $462 $523 $8,560

International tuition and fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees 2019/20 total
1 $12,176 $462 $523 $13,161

SAIT fees

Campus athletic and recreation fee: $80
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $302 (If you meet the eligibility requirements, the UPass fee will be assessed with your tuition.)

SAIT Students' Association fees

Health plan: $110
Dental plan: $125
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and supplies*

  • Tuition includes all course materials, student fees and access to appropriate technology. 

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

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


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