Web Publishing

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Web Publishing provides hands-on experience with layout, navigation, graphics, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, coding, and multimedia as you learn to create compelling websites. You’ll explore readability, interactivity, accessibility, and usability while learning to use design elements that enhance website performance. Knowledge gained from this degree program is useful in almost any industry, as most organizations today need in-house web designers, developers, or managers.

This program covers the Internet Business Foundations curriculum of the CIW Foundations certification. 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:

  • Website design and development
  • HTML, CSS and multimedia
  • JavaScript and XHTML
  • Dreamweaver
  • Project management
  • Internet concepts and technologies

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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:

  • Describe the architecture, directory structures, document flow, and protocols of the World Wide Web.
  • Appraise the process for setting up a website, and establish criteria to evaluate and select an service provider to host the website and provide the services required.
  • Evaluate the impact of JavaScript, XHTML, DHTML, and FrontPage on IT Management and on the evolution of the Web.
  • Examine the use of cascading style sheets (CSS) to develop a portable format for standardizing the look and feel across multiple web pages and browsers.
  • Analyze the process for designing, developing, and deploying websites using JavaScript, XHTML, DHTML, and FrontPage; apply this knowledge to design, develop, and deploy a multi-page website.

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.