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Professional Certificate in
Computer Science for Web Programming
HarvardX

What you will learn

  • A broad and robust understanding of computer science and programming
  • How to scale your web applications
  • How to keep track of changes made to code, synchronize code between different people, and test changes to code
  • The various ways an API can be used
  • How to design and implement web pages and web apps
  • Familiarity in a number of languages, including C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML

The web is a crucial part of our everyday lives. We rely on websites not just for entertainment and social networking, but for our professions, our finances, our education, and even aspects of our health care. The technologies that run these services are intricate and varied, but there are frameworks and principles that use common languages like HTML and Python that can give you a jump start in building your own web apps.

This professional certificate series combines CS50’s legendary Introduction to Computer Science course with a new program that takes a deep dive into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap.

Through hands-on projects, you'll learn to write and use APIs, create interactive UIs, and leverage cloud services like GitHub and Heroku. You'll emerge with knowledge and experience in principles, languages, and tools that empower you to design and deploy applications. Join now to program your own web applications and gain critical skills in database design, scalability, security, and user experience.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
6 months
8 - 14 hours per week
$215.10
$239USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. HarvardX's Computer Science for Web Programming Professional Certificate

  2. 10–20 hours per week, for 10 weeks
    An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.
  3. 6–9 hours per week, for 12 weeks
    This course picks up where CS50 leaves off, diving more deeply into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap.
    • From 2018-2028, the job outlook for web developers is expected to increase by 13% much faster than the average. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
    • Web developer jobs are listed as one of the top 10 best low-stress, high-paying jobs. (Source: U.S. News)
    • The top 20% of web developers earn a salary of over $126,000. (Source: CareerExplorer)

Meet your instructors

from Harvard University (HarvardX)
Doug Lloyd
Senior Preceptor in Computer Science
Harvard University
David J. Malan
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
Harvard University
Brian Yu
Senior Preceptor in Computer Science
Harvard University
Zamyla Chan
Doctoral Candidate in Chemistry
Harvard University

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$215.10
$239USD
2 courses in 6 months
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