Web Developer

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

In Demand: Companies will hire you based on your portfolio of sites.

Salaries: Pay is based on the knowledge and skills you have, not just on your education level.

Variety: Every company needs a website. You can work at a variety of places.


Upon graduation students receive a Certificate of Specialization in Web Developer.

This 20-credit-hour program prepares you to be a web designer. It includes topics that will build the programming and database skills you need to build and maintain a corporation’s website. Course content emphasizes object-oriented languages that are prevalently used for the internet and intranets. You gain the theoretical and technical knowledge and practical hands-on experience to be successful in this in-demand occupation.

Hands-on: This program features dedicated labs and classrooms, and one-to-one equipment ratio, the optimal experience for skill development.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to any questions you might have. Click Here


  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Administrator
  • Metropolitan Sewer District
  • Emerson Electric
  • Asynchrony Labs
  • Maverick Technologies
  • Maritz Inc.
  • Charter Communications
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Enterprise Holding

Job Resources:

  • For information on the job outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
  • To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
  • STLCC Career and Employment Services (CES): On each campus CES offices provide services and resources to assist students and alumni in finding full-time or part-time, on-campus or off-campus, internship or co-op, permanent, seasonal or temporary employment. CES also assists employers who are looking for qualified applicants. Click Here
  • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach

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Brenda Kahan
Program Coordinator
Email: bkahan@stlcc.edu
Phone: 314-644-9229


Admission Process

  • All applicants for the Web Developer program must first be admitted to St. Louis Community College.
  • Applications for this program are accepted on a continuing basis throughout the year. 

Prior to application we recommend that you meet with an STLCC academic advisor. The advisor can help you plan your courses, clarify program requirements, and review your academic history as it relates to this program. Click Here

Program Requirements


Related Programs
Software Developer AAS
Database Developer CP
Cybersecurity AAS, CP


STLCC’s Web Developer’s Advisory Board brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two-year renewable terms, and STLCC’s faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

Metropolitan Sewer District
Emerson Electric
Asynchrony Labs
Maverick Technologies
Maritz, Inc.
Charter Communications
BJC Healthcare
Enterprise Holding

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the program?
Three semesters. During the final semester, you will complete a comprehensive portfolio from coursework and external website projects.

What do web developers do?
Web developers design, create and modify websites. They analyze user needs to implement website content, graphics, performance and capacity. They may integrate websites with other computer applications. They may convert written, graphic, audio and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to create web and multimedia content.

Typical Tasks of a Web Developer:

  • Design, build or maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Perform or direct website updates.
  • Write, design or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria or choose solutions.
  • Back up files from websites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.


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