A 10-week comprehensive program covering web development with Microsoft .NET technologies for programmers.
DePaul University's Modern .NET Web Development Program is designed to provide programmers with an intensive and comprehensive introduction to all essential aspects of the technologies, techniques and principles of Microsoft .NET web development. The program stresses an understanding of the relevant technologies, an understanding of the most common products, and the use of the Web as a platform to deliver solutions to business problems in both on-premises and cloudbased hosting environments. Topics include: Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.1+; Common Language Runtime (CLR); C# language; ASP.NET (MVC and WebAPI); ADO.NET, LINQ and Entity Framework; assemblies; memory management; jQuery; Bootstrap; AngularJS; RESTful Web Services; .NET security; caching; and, threading models.
Classroom lectures and demonstrations will be complemented by reading and programming assignments. Participants will be provided with the .NET framework, Visual Studio 2019, and supporting tools enabling the student to develop and test applications.
Students in this program will be able to:
- Explain primary .NET architecture components (CLR, CTS, BCL)
- Understand the .NET ecosystem, including the full runtime and .NET Core implementations
- Gain competence in building scalable web applications
- Gain competence in writing applications using ASP.NET MVC framework
- Use Entity Framework ORM with SQL Server
- Explore modern authentication / authorization methods with the Microsoft ASP.NET Identity Framework
- Explore Windows Azure and how to build applications that leverage modern cloud-based infrastructure
- Explore Single Page Architectures using WebAPI and AngularJS
For a complete program description, download the program's brochure.
Winter Quarter 2021:
Application Deadline:Dec. 21, 2020
Tuition Deadline:Jan. 4, 2021
Classes Begin:Jan. 14, 2021
Classes End:Mar. 18, 2021
Online: Sync Section
Days & Times: Thursdays, 5:45pm-9:00pm and in the morning (9:00am-12:15pm) on three Saturdays in the program (Central Time)
These classes take place at a specific time on a specific day, with the instructor and all the students meeting online using a synchronous meeting tool like Zoom. Classes will be recorded, so any student who is not able to join at the specified time will be able to watch the recording of the class. Before selecting this option, please carefully consider your ability to actively participate in video and audio with a reliable internet connection.
What if I cannot make it to every online synchronous class meeting?
Joining the class meetings in real time is highly recommended, but is not required. You can still take this class by viewing the class recordings and keeping pace with the weekly topics and assignments.
Online: Async (Sync-Option) Section
These classes do not meet at a specific time on specific days. This class is paired with a class that takes place at a specific time on a specific day via Zoom (or similar tool). Students in this class may connect with the live classroom and instructor, if and when they are available, but they are not required to do so.
Students will have access to the recordings of the paired synchronous online classroom. They are expected to follow the same weekly agenda of topics and assignments as the class that meets synchronously, but can view the course material at a time of their own choosing.
Winter Quarter 2021
Full payment of tuition must be received before the start of the program. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-refundable 2.75% convenience fee.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: DePaul reserves the right to cancel any program before that program’s first scheduled meeting, in which case tuition fees (but not convenience fees) will be refunded. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition if the student drops the Modern .NET Web Development Program by January 28, 2021 (convenience fees will not be refunded).
Notice for Current DePaul Students
- Undergraduates: Please be aware that the tuition fee for this program is not included in the university’s full-time term package pricing.
Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:
DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.
Textbooks for the autumn quarter are TBA.
CTA U-Pass Fee: Beginning Autumn Quarter 2016, any IPD certificate program student who enrolls in a full-time course load (8 graduate or 12 undergraduate credit hours) and where at least one course is taught at an on-campus location will be automatically enrolled in the University’s CTA U-Pass program. The CTA U-Pass program provides unlimited rides on CTA transport and it requires that all eligible students participate in the program. The cost of the CTA U-Pass is $90.00 per quarter. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have this fee added to their student accounts. Students are responsible for this fee regardless of benefit use or card pick-up. Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not qualify for this program. Further information about the U-Pass program is found at
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-redundable 2.75% convenience fee.
Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found
Applicants who wish to use the university's Single Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.
Applicants must have a solid programming background (at least two years of professional software development experience is required); some experience with web application frameworks is recommended, along with a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and databases.
The Modern .NET Web Development Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system). Credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Academic requirements may include reading and homework assignments, written assignments, labs, projects, and other assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.
Course #: IPD 342; 4 undergraduate credit hours
The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click
Application & Registration Procedure
All interested parties should apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's
online application; or, download and complete the
Application Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions.
You do not have to be an existing DePaul student to take this certificate program. Registration is restricted to individuals who apply for admission to the program and receive an acceptance letter. IPD staff will register applicants upon receipt of payment and registration form.
Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system. If interested in enrollment, regular DePaul students should begin by submitting an application for admission. Students must meet the program's admission criteria.