Internet Webmaster

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Internet Webmaster aligns with the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate Design Specialist, CIW Web Design Specialist, and CIW Professional certifications, and brings you the essential skills required for website design and development. This online program focuses on the technical side of web design and looks at protocols, browsers, search engines, web services, and internet security. You’ll also learn HTML5, cascading style sheets (CSS), graphics, tables, templates, frames, forms, snippets, and how to use Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. This certificate program is intended for undergraduate students who seek to heighten their knowledge of website development without committing to an academic degree program.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Web design concepts, development, and issues
  • Motion graphics using Adobe Flash
  • Introduction to networking principles
  • Web analytics technology
  • Website development fundamentals
  • Internet concepts and technology

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Experience with scripting languages such as JavaScript is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in this program. You will also need access to Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash or the Adobe Creative Cloud. These applications are not provided by the university nor covered by the university’s undergraduate book grant.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Analyze the architecture, directory structures, document flow, and protocols of the World Wide Web.
  • Compare and contrast the functions of network protocols; describe network transmission media and types and identify network architecture and topologies; and describe the Internet architecture model and Internet protocols.
  • Assess the principles for designing web pages, including the content, typography, colors, images, and page layout; also examine the use of style sheets to enhance reusability and to design consistent interfaces.
  • Investigate the principles and concepts of effective design for organizing information, for performing site design, and for determining the navigation structure.
  • Examine the features, functions, and settings of email and FTP; also evaluate the risks with using FTP.
  • Differentiate between web search engines, web directories, and web metasearch engines; also predict the future of web search tools.
  • Appraise Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and apply this knowledge to develop web page and website templates.
  • Develop X/HTML code to create web pages with images and image maps.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour

All Other Students = $270/credit hour

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.