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Content Development Certificate

Location(s): WWU - Bellingham

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Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

23-28 credits


The most important component of a web page is its content, and if the technology behind a web page does not help delivering relevant content, the reader will leave the page. Through the Web Content Development curriculum, students will learn how to create relevant information and present it effectively to the Web page readers.

Why Consider a Certificate in Content Development?

The Web Content Development Certification is a good choice for students with a major that naturally lends itself to content creation such as communication studies, design, English, journalism or marketing. In addition to four Internet Studies Center (ISC) core courses, content developers must take two or three other courses depending upon their academic major.

 Contact Information

Program Director and Coordinator
Dr. Dustin O’Hara
Communications Facility 411

 Sample Careers

Art director | Content strategist | Content writers | CSS developer | Design director | Freelance web designer | Front end developer | Information architect | Interaction designer | SEO professionals | UI designer | UX designer | Web animation creator | Web designer | and a number of other jobs related to providing content on web pages

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

After completion of CSCI 202 and MIS 314, students can apply to earn ISC certificates. Applications are available through the Computer Science department.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.

Program Requirements

Students interested in receiving a Content Development Certificate must take the following four core courses plus a minimum of eight credits of content-oriented courses depending on their academic major, as shown below:

Core Requirements

Content Oriented Requirements

Students can take cross-listed classes specific to their major. 

Communication Studies Major

Design Major

English Major

Journalism Major

Marketing Major

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