Skills Certificate, IT Specialty – Front End Developer

Program Description

This program is a core component of the Tech Careers FastTrack program, preparing  participants for Customer Success and Software Quality Assurance positions. These are the first steps in the career progression toward becoming a Software Developer. The program emphasizes functions of primary computer operating systems, basic coding and web-page development skills, technical communication, project management, and portfolio development. All classes in this certificate program can be applied toward a related Associates Degree.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 134 Beginning C# Programming 3
CIT 151 Beginning Web Development 3
CIT 152 Web Script Language Programming 3
CIT 251 Advanced Web Development 3
CIT 198 Special Topics in CIT 2
 Semester Total18
 Total Units18

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 134Beginning C# Programming3
CIT 151Beginning Web Development3
CIT 152Web Script Language Programming3
CIT 251Advanced Web Development3
CIT 198Special Topics in CIT2
Total Units18
  • Students will be able to identify computer components, install and troubleshoot hardware components, and demonstrate knowledge of correct installation procedures for an operating system. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of software coding, including design and analysis of software. 
  • Students will create a well-designed, accessible web site that conforms to web standards, feature interlinked pages, and uses interactive features. 
  • Students will process web form information, provide dynamic web content and save information with JavaScript. 
  • Students will create scripts to retrieve and use data from a web form, securely store retrieved information in a database and use programming constructs such as conditional statements and repetition structures.