Web Programming and Information Architecture

This career pathway concentrates on the design, building, and management of Web-based information systems, with a focus on improving the user's experience when interacting with Web-based systems. Work in this pathway requires the ability to tailor technology to various information communities. It also requires knowledge of the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of the audience as prerequisites to building any information resource. Read more about the Web Programming and Information Architecture career pathway.

All new students in the Post-Master's Certificate program begin their studies by completing a one-unit course that introduces them to our school's sophisticated online learning environment: Online Social Neworking: Technology and Tools.

Certificate students may select any five classes from the Foundation and Recommended Courses in the Web Programming and Information Architecture pathway.. You will have access to a wide range of offerings such as web design and programming (HTML 5 and  CSS), XML and XSLT, several programming languages such as PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, web usability, systems analysis, vocabulary control, database management, information visualization, project management, , user experience, mobile devices -services and applications, and more from which to choose.

If you wish you may select (as one of your five classes) to do a 3 unit internship (place based or virtual). Note:  Certificate students can take only one internship for a maximum of 3 units.

In order to see detailed information regarding course content, check out the class syllabi.

In particular, check out syllabi for Libr 240, Libr 242, Libr 243, Libr 246, Libr 247, Libr 251, Libr 282, Libr 287.

Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. As a certificate program student, you are not required to meet prerequisites, but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.

Effective Fall 2014 – After completing 16 units required in the Post-Master’s Certificate program, as a final step before earning their certificate, students demonstrate their mastery of  the program's student learning outcomes by:

  1. Selecting a communication technology tool of their choice (e.g. screencast, blog)
  2. Using the selected communication technology tool to briefly illustrate how their course work helped them master the Post-Master’s Certificate program's overarching student learning outcomes, as follows:  
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies
  • Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information