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Web Development Specialist

Career Studies Certificate

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Earn industry certifications through Certified Internet Web Professionals

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Combine your artistic talent with technical expertise as a web development specialist.

As a leader in this versatile, budding field, you can design attractive, functional websites for clients or start from scratch building the site itself.

Tidewater Community College graduates find employment as web page designers, website managers, web graphics designers, web application developers, web programmers and web database programmers.

Thanks to the college’s partnership with one of the nation’s premier technology education and certification programs, after graduation, you can earn as many as 5 certifications that will help you advance in your career.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work in this program prepares you for certification exams such as Certified Internet Web (CIW) Internet Business Associate; Certified Internet Web (CIW) Network Technology Associate; Certified Internet Web (CIW) Site Development Associate; and Certified Internet Web (CIW) Design Specialist.

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Apply all of the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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What does this program cost?

TCC’s Web Development Specialist Career Studies Certificate consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,448.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

While many graduates find employment or gain promotion with the web development career studies certificate, you can transfer to a 4-year college or university to work toward your bachelor’s degree in information technology or another related field. 

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • are detail-oriented
  • have a basic working knowledge of computers
  • embrace teamwork
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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Graduates are proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, Dreamweaver, HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets and Apache HTTP Server

Work with real clients to develop a website from the design stage to the production stage

Partnership with Certified Internet Web Professionals allows you to earn industry certifications at a discounted rate See certifications

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Learn how to build a website from A-Z in just three semesters


Michael Skipper earned his Career Studies Certificate in Web Development Specialist from Tidewater Community College and is now webmaster at Virginia Wesleyan University.

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $59,613*

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.