Web 2.0

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Web 2.0 surveys the concepts, tools, and best practices used to build websites, blogs, forums, discussion boards, online communities, and wikis. You will review the various methods of posting information from blogs into webpages using RSS and Atom techniques, and will examine how Web 2.0 has increased global communication, information sharing, and business success in many industries. Prior experience with scripting languages such as JavaScript is recommended.

After completing this certificate, you may consider pursuing your CIW JavaScript Specialist, CIW Web Foundations Associate, or CIW Web Design Specialist certification.

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 2.0 trends and technologies, including blogs and forums
  • Marketing and branding
  • Psychological and sociological aspects of website design
  • Social networking and community building
  • Web content management systems
  • Website development fundamentals
  • Web development using JavaScript and XHTML

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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; also differentiate between the technologies, practices, and management issues in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
  • Appraise the trends and the potential of Web 2.0.
  • Profile the tools for building blogs, wikis, forums, discussion boards, and other Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Design blogs using Web 2.0 tools for blogging, photo sharing, and social networking.
  • Evaluate the principles and practices to manage the users of Web 2.0 tools and technologies.
  • Analyze social networking and examine its impact on business processes and relationships.
  • Assess the psychological and sociological aspects of Web 2.0.
  • Appraise marketing and branding concepts in relation to Web 2.0.

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.