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Associate Degree in Full Stack Web Development

Web Development Career Opportunities Abound

The U.S. Department of Labor projects careers for web developers will grow much faster than average through the year 2030 at a rate of 10%-15%% or higher in the US.1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021-22 Edition. On the Internet at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00. Site visited on 1/25/2022.

Expanding Careers

As the tech sector continues to grow, career opportunities follow. With an accredited Full Stack Web Development Certificate from Bryan U, career paths may include:2

  • JavaScript Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Quality Assurance Developer
  • Back End Developer

According to U.S. News’ Best Technology Jobs of 2019, Software Developer ranked #1 and Web Developer ranked #6 of the top 10 jobs.3 Also, Glassdoor ranked Full Stack Engineer #2 for the Best Jobs in America for 2022.4

2The Bryan U programs prepare you for entry-level positions. Also, each employer has unique hiring practices and job requirements, which may include years of experience and higher education credentials. Bryan U will assist you in preparing for and conducting your job search, but we cannot guarantee employment.
3See rankings on the internet at https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs, site visited on 1/22/2022.
4See https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm, site visited 1/25/2022.

Employers are Hiring

From Fortune 500 companies like Amazon and Adobe to nonprofit organizations, the demand for capable software developers continues to grow. To help fill the skills gap, top industries are hiring such as:

  • Software development & IT
  • Finance and banking
  • Software as a service (saas)
  • Web dev, media & entertainment
  • Healthcare & Education
  • Retail
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Career & Job Search Services for Students & Grads

You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.

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Program Highlights

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Total Credits
100%
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Online
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Courses at a Time
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Get the Skills Employers Want

Bryan U programs are aligned with employers’ needs to ensure you get the most current and relevant skills, including:

Certificate

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Linux
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • Express
  • MongoDB
  • Mongoose
  • MySQL & PostgreSQL
  • HTTP, AJAX, & APIs

Associate Degree

  • Python
  • Django
  • NGINX, Apache & Docker
  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Testing, QA, & version control
  • Written communication & presenting
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Capstone portfolio project

Gain Valuable Experience

Bryan University’s Web Development Associate Degree is aligned with current competencies that employers need and developed in collaboration with industry experts. You’ll gain real-world practice experience online combined with assignments that simulate job tasks to ensure you’re job-ready upon graduation.

Get valuable practice throughout your program using GitHub, Scrimba, Slack, and other industry-relevant tools.

Professional Portfolio

Build a professional portfolio to showcase your best web development projects and demonstrate your mastery of dev skills.

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Upgrade Your Skills & Career Options: Stackable Programs with Dual Enrollment

You can enroll in the Certificate in Full Stack Web Development and Associate Degree in Advanced Full Stack Web Development concurrently. This means once you complete your certificate, you can get to work sooner while completing your associate degree.

Hear from Our Successful Graduates

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"The experience at Bryan University exceeded my expectations and improved my life." 
–Claire Cielinski, BU Graduate
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“I’ve never met a group who care about students the way the instructors do at Bryan. It was an awesome experience.”
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Meet Your Program Faculty

Scott Ashcroft
Scott Ashcroft, MBA
Program Director, Web Development
scott.ashcroft@bryanuniversity.edu

Degrees earned:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Concentration in Finance, Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Mount Saint Mary's University

Certifications:

  • Full Stack Web Developer, V School
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Developer, ConsenSys Academy
  • Database Management and Development, Frederick Community College
  • Network Engineering, Frederick Community College

Contributions to the web development field:

  • Educator and curriculum development

Areas of interest/specialties within the web development industry:

  • Fullstack development

Personal interests outside of web development:

  • Veteran advocacy, cryptocurrency, blockchain

Favorite quotes:

“Don’t wait for opportunity; Create it!”

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Scott Ashcroft
Scott Ashcroft, MBA Program Director, Web Development
scott.ashcroft@bryanuniversity.edu

Degrees earned:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Concentration in Finance, Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Mount Saint Mary's University

Certifications:

  • Full Stack Web Developer, V School
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Developer, ConsenSys Academy
  • Database Management and Development, Frederick Community College
  • Network Engineering, Frederick Community College

Contributions to the web development field:

  • Educator and curriculum development

Areas of interest/specialties within the web development industry:

  • Fullstack development

Personal interests outside of web development:

  • Veteran advocacy, cryptocurrency, blockchain

Favorite quotes:

“Don’t wait for opportunity; Create it!”

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Randal Carr
Faculty, Web Development

Degree earned:

  • M.L.A. in Information Technology, Harvard University
    • Certifications:
      • Web Technologies Graduate Certificate, Harvard University Extension Schoo
      • Unlocking Information Security Professional Certificate, Tel Aviv University/IsraelX
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Randal Carr Faculty, Web Development

Degree earned:

  • M.L.A. in Information Technology, Harvard University
    • Certifications:
      • Web Technologies Graduate Certificate, Harvard University Extension Schoo
      • Unlocking Information Security Professional Certificate, Tel Aviv University/IsraelX
Jimmy Farley
Jimmy Farley
Faculty, Web Development
jimmy.farley@bryanuniversity.edu

Degrees earned:

  • M.S. Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
  • Ed. Mathematics, Georgia State University
  • B.A. Mathematics, Mercer University

Contributions to the web development field:

  • Created websites for the federal government and in private industry

Areas of interest/specialties within the web development industry:

  • I am a full stack developer: I work with both the front and back ends of websites—meaning I develop projects that involve databases, building user-facing sites which involves working with clients during the planning phases

Personal interests outside of web development:

Spending time with my wife and watching sports

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Jimmy Farley
Jimmy Farley Faculty, Web Development
jimmy.farley@bryanuniversity.edu

Degrees earned:

  • M.S. Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
  • Ed. Mathematics, Georgia State University
  • B.A. Mathematics, Mercer University

Contributions to the web development field:

  • Created websites for the federal government and in private industry

Areas of interest/specialties within the web development industry:

  • I am a full stack developer: I work with both the front and back ends of websites—meaning I develop projects that involve databases, building user-facing sites which involves working with clients during the planning phases

Personal interests outside of web development:

Spending time with my wife and watching sports

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Meet Your General Education Faculty

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Valerie Akbulut Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

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Valerie Akbulut Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

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Kelly Baker Instructor, Bryan University

DPA in Public Administration from West Chester University; MA in Communication Studies from West Chester University and BA in Communications from Immaculata University

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Kelly Baker Instructor, Bryan University

DPA in Public Administration from West Chester University; MA in Communication Studies from West Chester University and BA in Communications from Immaculata University

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Emily Chaffin Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

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Emily Chaffin Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

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Explore Full Stack Web Development Courses

  • FSW-125, 3.0 credits
    Server-Side Programming - Node & Express
    Students will learn how to create servers using node.js and the Express.js application framework to render web pages from the server and to service RESTful API requests and return responses. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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  • FSW-110, 3.0 credits
    Document Object Model
    Students will learn how the Document Object Model (DOM) Standard represents a web page as a tree-structure, permitting programmatic manipulation of, and dynamic changes to, any part of a web page. Students will use JavaScript and the DOM API to create interactive and engaging websites. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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  • FSW-113, 3.0 credits
    JavaScript II-Intermediate Programming
    Students will become more proficient in JavaScript concepts of Arrays, Objects, Prototypes, and Functions; and learn advanced JavaScript skills, including: Spread Operators, Rest Parameters, Arrow Functions, Classes, and Events. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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  • FSW-115, 3.0 credits
    Communication Over the Web - HTTP, AJAX, & APIs
    Students will learn about interactions over the internet using HTTP, including sending information to a server and consuming/using information from 3rd party APIs. Specific attention will be given to popular web techniques, including AJAX and APIs. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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  • FSW-123, 3.0 credits
    Interactive User Interfaces - React
    Students will use the React front-end library (and associated third-party libraries) to create engaging and componentized single-page web applications. Students will learn how to use state management tool to maintain and manipulate state in complex React applications. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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  • FSW-140, 3.0 credits
    Relational Databases and the Web - MySQL & PostgreSQL
    Students will create relational databases (e.g. using MySQL or PostgreSQL) in the connection with Express servers. Students will learn and use both direct SQL statements and Object Relational Mapping approaches. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
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Benefits for You

Included in Tuition

As a Bryan University student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.

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    Industry Certifications & Credentials

    Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.

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    Electronic Books & Courseware

    We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.

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    Tutoring & Academic Support

    Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.

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    School Starter Kit

    You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.

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    Accelerated Programs & No Waiting Lists

    Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.

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    Refresher Classes

    As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.

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    Personal Success Coach

    You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.

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    Career Services

    Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.

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    Mentoring from Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.

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Why Learn Online

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Flexible & Convenient

We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.

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Learn Faster & Retain More

We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.

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Live Classes & Academic Support

Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.

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Connect with Peers, Faculty & Industry Experts

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.

How You Learn Online

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Live Classes on Zoom

Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later - click here for a list of live classes by program.

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Re-submit Homework for Mastery

Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan U, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.

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User-Friendly Learning Technology

You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.

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Share Your Interests

Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.

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Affording College

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Tuition Lock Guarantee

Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don't differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.

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Transfer Credits

If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferrable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

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Financial Aid if You Qualify

As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn about those who qualify, please visit our financial aid page.

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Active-Duty Military & Veterans

For students who are veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details. You may also complete the Request Information form or call us at 888-721-9773 to receive immediate assistance.

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Tuition Rates Go Down the Longer You're in School

As you progress through each credential level (e.g., certificate to associate degree, or associate degree to bachelor's degree), your tuition decreases. Plus, your tuition is locked in once you enroll so that it never goes up as long as you remain continuously enrolled in good academic standing. For a current listing of Bryan University's tuition rates by program, please visit our tuition rates page.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:

  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be at least 17 years of age. If a student is under the age of 18, they will be required to have a parent or legal guardian counter-sign enrollment forms.
  • Fill out the University’s Application and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative. Please call 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form to schedule this.
  • Pass a computer and internet speed assessment to ensure technology minimums are met. Please see the university’s course catalog to see detailed technology requirements.
  • Complete all required forms for admission.
  • For transfer credit evaluation, submit official transcripts from past colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete an online introductory course – “LaunchPad” – to demonstrate the ability to navigate online coursework.
  • Attend online orientation to meet your faculty and classmates.
  • For all healthcare, public health, and paralegal programs, applicants must complete and pass a required criminal background check, which is provided by the university.
  • Note that students applying to healthcare programs may need to identify a practicum site. The university provides a list of approved practicum sites and will support students in site selection.

To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.

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