The U.S. Department of Labor projects careers for web developers will grow much faster than average through the year 2028 at a rate of 11% or higher in the US.1
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
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
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:4
You’ll use industry-relevant tools such as Visual Studio Code, GitHub, Scrimba, and Slack to showcase your skills to employers. Bryan U’s Full Stack Web Development Associate Degree gives you all the skills from the Bryan U Full Stack Web Development Certificate program, in addition to many valuable skills that employers want, all while you earn college credit towards your degree:
According to a worldwide survey of over 90,000 software development professionals, over 75% had an associate degree or higher.4
Your investment in a Bryan University education also provides these benefits:
As a Bryan U student, you’ll build a professional portfolio using Portfolium to:
Bryan U teamed up with V School, a highly recommended tech school, to give you an innovative, immersive online learning experience. We combine the power of V School’s proven learning methods, skills progression, and industry experts with Bryan U’s evidence-based, tech-infused learning environment to give you an educational experience like no other.
Learning online at Bryan U doesn’t mean learning alone. When you get stuck, you can use our real-time scheduling system to get help from a tutor, join a study group, or meet with your instructor. This will ensure you make continual progress – all from the comfort of home.
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.
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.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our consumer information page.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019-20 Edition. On the Internet at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00. Site visited on 12/18/2019.
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 5/22/2019.
4Stack Overflow (2019). Developer Survey Results 2019. On the internet at https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019. Site visited 5/22/2019.
The Advanced Full Stack Web Development Academic Associate Degree introduces students to the various functional areas of web development and web communication, including the creation of static and interactive websites, servers, NoSQL and Relational databases, single-page applications, and the use of state management tools. In addition, this program develops skills in project management methodologies, end-to-end testing of web projects, data structures, and algorithms, and includes a second back-end software stack using Python. Security architectures and best practices are included as factors to be considered during design, development, and deployment. The Advanced Full-Stack program provides project-building opportunities to students throughout for creating a development portfolio and culminates in a capstone course project. The program is designed to meet the increasing industry demand for web development professionals. Bryan University delivers this program through dynamic, adaptive, experiential learning that includes personalized instruction and coaching. Following the completion of this program, students will be able to:
UNV-101T—Student Success and Soft Skills Foundations—3.0 credits
A course covering the information and skills needed to succeed in academic studies, including study skills, setting academic goals, managing time, and technology skills such as such as Internet research, e-learning tools, and collaboration software.
FSW-100—Introduction to Web Development – HTML and CSS—3.0 credits
Students will learn the fundamental technologies, including HTML and CSS used to create static web sites. Students will be introduced to the principles of web design. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
FSW-110—Document Object Model—3.0 credits
FSW-115—Communication Over the Web - HTTP, AJAX, & APIs—3.0 credits
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).
FSW-123—Interactive User Interfaces - React—3.0 credits
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).
FSW-125—Server-Side Programming - Node & Express—3.0 credits
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).
FSW-135—NoSQL Databases and the Web - MongoDB & Mongoose—3.0 credits
Students will create NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB databases) using Object Document Mapping (ODM) libraries (e.g. Mongoose ODM) to add data consistency and validation, and to connect to an Express server. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
FSW-140—Relational Databases and the Web - MySQL & PostgreSQL—3.0 credits
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).
AFS-200—Object-Oriented Programming & the Web - Python & Django—3.0 credits
Students will learn how to create complex, database-driven websites using Python and Django. They will gain a fundamental understanding of programming in Python by creating a variety of scripts and applications for the Web. The Django framework will be used to build authentication systems and web services.
AFS-205—Web Infrastructure & Server Deployment - NGINX, Apache, & Docker—3.0 credits
Students will learn how to create servers and reverse proxies using web servers (e.g. NGINX, Apache) and common web communication protocols. This course also covers server deployment with Docker, from initial configuration to the cloud, so students might learn how to create, deploy, and run applications.).
AFS-210—Data Structures & Algorithms—3.0 credits
This course provides students with the design, analysis, and implementation of data structures and algorithms to solve problems using an object‐oriented programming language. Topics include elementary data structures (including stacks, queues, arrays, and lists), advanced data structures (including trees and graphs), the algorithms used to manipulate these structures, and their application.
AFS-215—Testing - Unit, Integration & End-to-End—3.0 credits
Students will create an engaging, interactive website with server-side data, using all the tools and skills from the program. The course will also cover technical project management competencies, such as Kanban and Agile methodologies, and how to apply them in multi-developer environments. Students will practice skills that demonstrate professional attitude and behavior (e.g. teamwork, leadership, and communication).
CRT-110S—Critical Thinking I—3.0 credits
This course provides foundational topics related to logic and critical thinking including, informal logic, formal logic, and fallacies.
COM-210S—Speaking and Presenting—3.0 credits
This course covers the fundamentals of public speaking in today’s society. Topics include how to write a quality speech and how to clearly and confidently speak in public forums, including social media and blogs.
ENG-110S—English Composition I—3.0 credits
This course covers written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
ENG-112S—English Composition II—3.0 credits
A course building on lessons learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, topics include research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.
MAT-110S—Algebra I—3.0 credits
This course begins with a review of real numbers and algebraic expressions before covering algebra topics including linear equations and inequalities, lines and functions, systems, exponents, polynomials, and factoring.
For the most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information, please see the Bryan University Course Catalog.
Program offered 100% online.
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.
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.
Faculty, Web Development
Faculty, Web Development
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Faculty, Web Development
Instructor, Bryan University
EdD in Educational Leadership, MEd in Math Education, BS in Mathematics, University of Georgia
Instructor, Bryan University
Master of Social Work, BA in Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
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