Post Masters Web Programming and Information Architecture


Web Programming and Information Architecture — Post-Master’s Certificate Career Pathway

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 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: INFO 203 Online Learning.

Certificate students may select a total of 15 units 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), information architecture,  APIs, web frameworks, XML and XSLT, several programming languages such as PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, Python, web usability, database management, information visualization, project management, user experience, cybersecurity and more from which to choose.

If you wish, you may select (as one of your classes) INFO 294 Internships (place-based and 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 INFO 240, INFO 242, INFO 243, INFO 246, INFO 247, INFO 251, INFO 282, INFO 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.

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