Webmaster Content Site Design

Seneca College Certificate

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NEXT OFFERING: September 9 - December 13, 2019

Become a web designer/developer in 14 weeks!

Talented, professionally trained web designers and developers are in demand!

Employers recognize that Seneca's accredited college certificate program trains you to build effective, dynamic and responsive web sites that respond to the needs of business.

Students gain real world experience completing a web site for a real world client. This full-time intensive program is 14 weeks long at our Markham campus, offered 3 times per year starting January, May and September. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, with lecture hours from 9:00am to noon each day. Faculty are available during the afternoon, until 4:00pm.

Participants become proficient at designing and building web sites incorporating HTML, CSS, mobile and responsive design, SASS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, CMS, Photoshop and Illustrator.

For team bios and more information, check out our webmaster program website: webmaster.senecacollege.ca

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be accepted on the basis of their academic and work experience and an interview. A resume is needed for the interview. Students must have a strong computer aptitude, including experience using Windows and Internet technologies and demonstrated proficiency in English. Experience in communications, graphics design, journalism, and multimedia would be an asset.

To arrange your interview, contact Donna Noma by email at Donna.Noma1@senecacollege.ca or by phone at 416.491.5050 ext. 77281.


Students must successfully complete all 9 courses of this program to graduate with the Webmaster Content Site Design Certificate:

WWW 100 (see official outline...)
Internet Technology and HTML/CSS

In this intensive course students learn to use the latest technologies to build modern, leading websites. Special focus is placed on modern development practices using HTML5 & CSS3.

WWW 102 (see official outline...)
Mobile and Responsive Design

Students learn to use modern and advanced development tools including Adobe Dreamweaver and Atom. Students develop and publish complex and effective Web Pages and Web Sites using popular Web/Internet/Intranet development tools.

WWW 103 (see official outline...)
Graphics & Design

There's a reason Photoshop is the world's industry standard in image-editing software - the depth and breadth of the program is unheralded. Photoshop allows the user (novice or expert) to create and manipulate images with a freedom that is only bound by the imagination. In this intensive course students learn essential graphic manipulation, visualization and composition techniques.

WWW 104 (see official outline...)
CSS Architecture

The emergence of smart phones, netbooks and tablets mean users are visiting your sites from a broad assortment of devices and browsers. Learn to plan beyond the desktop and build stunning designs that anticipate and respond to your users' needs. This module explores how to use HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap to craft quality experiences no matter how large (or small) the display.

WWW 105 (see official outline...)
Web Programming

Learn the fundamental concepts of JavaScript that form the foundation for web programming and mobile development. Students learn how to design and deploy sophisticated user-interfaces and powerful modern dynamic web pages. Particular focus is given to jQuery.

WWW 110 (see official outline...)
PHP & Content Management Systems

As websites grow more and more complicated, Content Management Systems (CMS) become a needed reality of modern web development. This module looks at WordPress and investigates the strengths and weaknesses of using a CMS as an approach to web development, including PHP and server side programming.

WWW 107 (see official outline...)
Project Planning & Management

Students learn how to approach website design as a project. They learn how to research their client's industry, different ways to organize, plan, and design a website, how work is to be sequenced (work flow protocols), what well-designed sites should look like (heuristics), organizing content (information architecture), cost estimating, setting up and running your web design business, communication skills, and conflict resolution.

WWW 108 (see official outline...)
Emerging Web Technologies

This forward-looking module examines emergent topics and concepts in web-related technologies focussing on practical technologies that can be implemented in whole or in part today, with an expectation of growing support in the future.

Current topics: Relate to data visualization.

WWW 109 (see official outline...)
Client Project

Professional development in which students will engage a real-life client in a full Web Site design from start (research and preparation) to completion.



The webmaster program is offered 3 times per year starting January, May and September.

Fees for Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants: the full tuition fee for the 14 week course is Cdn $6,500.

All learning materials (textbooks), computer usage, software access and internet access are included in the fees.

Program Contacts

Contact us via this form or using the phone number(s) below it.

Rasika De Silva
Program Assistant

416-491-5050 ext.77272

Donna Noma
Part-time Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.77281

Sheri Ladoucier
Academic Program Manager

416-491-5050 ext.77306