The web development and e-commerce fields are experiencing unprecedented growth as companies shift their businesses online. Professionals in this industry use software development skills and business knowledge to build, program and manage websites to attract customers and increase e-commerce revenue. The need exists for a technology program that focuses on a combination of Business and IT training to prepare graduates for the increased automation of the global marketplace.
The six-semester Enterprise Web Development diploma is an entry-level program designed for students to develop the competencies to program, design, configure, and maintain secure transaction-based websites on the Internet. Students will be able to build a web presence utilizing different frameworks and software to create a professional, efficient website where clients and customers can interact.
Students will learn how to utilize customer relationship management (CRM) systems, content management systems (CMS), social media management systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to strengthen and streamline how end-to-end transactions occur in both large corporations and small-medium sized companies.
Students will be able to monitor the day-to-day activity and overall performance of websites to improve user experience and increase traffic while executing ad campaigns on search engines using the latest digital marketing tools and strategies.
The applied e-commerce website project in semester six (6) will give students the opportunity to demonstrate the application of knowledge by conducting an in-depth study of a problem, design, or industry project and documenting, and presenting the results. The final semester also includes a seven-week work exposure which gives the students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace.
Upon successful completion of the Enterprise Web Development diploma program, graduates will be able to:
- Execute a vision for commerce sites aligned with a company’s business strategy
- Apply effective communication strategies to written and verbal output
- Utilize critical thinking skills in analysis of day-to-day tasks
- Develop secure e-commerce web software platforms
- Maintain e-commerce websites and software platforms
- Ensure e-commerce sites are properly integrated with backend systems including pricing inventory and customer relationship databases
- Enable business transactions to be conducted on commercial websites
- Implement a website solution based upon a set of business requirements or client specifications
- Utilize content management systems (CMS) integrating databases and scripting languages
- Develop data-driven websites for multiple platforms in accordance with best practices, security, usability, accessibility, and personalization
- Implement customer relationship management (CRM) and social media management systems
- Integrate enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions
- Implement UI/UX (User experience design/User interface design) cross-browser compatibility
Eligibility for admission to the Web Development program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English 3201 or English 3202(60% minimum)
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
iii. 5 credits from 3000 Level
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals: MA1040
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Business-Related College Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.