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Web Development with JavaScript and HTML5 

Web Development with JavaScript & HTML5 Certificate Program

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An eight-week in-depth certificate program focused on user-centered Web development

DePaul University’s Web Development with JavaScript and HTML5 is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to the development of interactive, inter-operable, and user-centered websites using JavaScript, HTML5, and related leading-edge technologies such as CSS3. These technologies support media-rich, interactive websites that have the look and feel of traditional desktop applications. HMTL5 is designed to subsume previous versions of this mark-up language and to work transparently with JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery; and HTML5 is a leading candidate to support cross-platform mobile applications. CSS3 is the preferred language for specifying the visual design of HTML5 documents. Modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks, in particular, jQuery, are well suited to work with HTML5 in the construction of media-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies. 

Topics in the curriculum include HTML5 and CSS3 integration; JavaScript programming; browser-agnostic JavaScript; DOM-based manipulation of HTML documents; programming in jQuery; the browser-event model; client-side debugging techniques; asynchronous client/server interactions (Ajax); animation and visual effects; form management and validation; JSON and XML data representation; and advanced HTML5 features such as the canvas, audio, and video elements.

Because the program is oriented towards developers, there will be a wide variety of code segments and sample applications. Classroom lectures and demonstrations will be complemented by reading and programming assignments.

For a complete program description, download the program's brochure.


Summer Quarter 2023

There is currently no scheduled session for this program.


Summer Quarter 2023


  • $2,665.00

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 Web Development with JavaScript and HTML5 Program within the first two weeks of the program (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.

Application Fee

  • $40.00non-refundable

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
Room 301
Chicago, IL 60604


Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students. Textbook selections to be announced.

Other Fees

CTA U-Pass Fee: 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 $105.00 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 upass.depaul.edu.

Payment Options

Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or online by credit/debit card or electronic check. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-refundable 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 here.

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.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a solid programming background (at least two years of professional software development experience is preferred), including experience with Web development and HTML.

Course Credit

The Web Development with JavaScript and HTML5 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 356; 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 here.

Application & Registration Procedure

All interested parties should apply for admission by completing the Application Form and emailing the form to ipd@cdm.depaul.edu. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.

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.