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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web application and design employment is projected to grow 13 percent in this decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Web Application Design and Development

900 Hours
(7½ months)
Diploma Program
Day Classes

This program is comprised of 720 hours of online classes and 120 hours of externship.

The Web Application Design and Development course at Hunter Business School provides comprehensive, hands-on education in full-stack web development. These web development courses are uniquely designed to equip you with the necessary skills to step into roles such as a Web Designer or Web Developer, with no pre-requisite coding experience required.

This intensive 7½ month course combines theoretical instruction with practical application, to give you a deep, rounded understanding of both web design and web development. These courses cover every aspect of these fields you will need to become a professional in the dynamic world of web page design and web application creation.

In this class, you’ll be introduced to the principles of web design, including layout and composition, typography, color theory, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design. You’ll learn how to create visually appealing and user-friendly websites that not only look good but function seamlessly as well.

The web development aspect of the training dives into the technical side, exposing you to different programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, among others. You’ll learn how to bring your designs to life, creating interactive, responsive websites and applications that meet the current industry standards.

At Hunter Business School, we believe in a hands-on approach to learning. This means you’ll be building projects from scratch, learning to troubleshoot and solve problems along the way, and gaining a real-world understanding of what it means to work in web design and development.

In summary, this course provides a detailed, practice-oriented understanding of web design and web development, setting you on the path to a rewarding career in these exciting fields. Whether you’re completely new to coding or looking to refine and expand your skills, the Web Application Design and Development program at Hunter Business School is the ideal place to start.

The Web Application Design and Development course at Hunter Business School is engineered to transform novices in computer coding into proficient entry-level full-stack web developers. This program offers a deep-dive into coding and designing professional-grade website and mobile responsive web applications through a full-time, immersive learning experience.

We cover an array of both front-end design and back-end web development classes, starting with website creation and design focusing on languages such as HTML and CSS. Client-side programming is introduced with JavaScript and various front-end libraries and frameworks. The program then gradually advances to object-oriented programming with Python, PHP and Java. Additionally, web development related subjects such as SEO, UI/UX, content management and digital marketing are integrated throughout the program curriculum.

The website training courses at Hunter Business School reaches a climax with hands-on coding assignments using prominent web development technologies of today like Python and PHP. This includes a comprehensive exploration of areas such as e-commerce, content management, service-oriented architecture, and security, to give you a firm grasp of the web development landscape.

As part of the web development training, students engage in a series of practical projects that facilitate not just an understanding of computer coding and programming concepts, but also foster the ability to work collaboratively within a team setting. This process also involves honing software development methodology skills and assembling a comprehensive portfolio that will prove invaluable in your future career.

The assignments within this program are strategically designed to equip you to solve the real-world challenges faced by the IT industry today. It also prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of information technology and computer science. After successfully navigating through courses OWA100 to OWA230, students then advance to a 180-hour school externship (WA240), marking a key step towards graduating from the Web Application Design and Development diploma program.

Our web development courses offer a meticulously designed, immersive experience into web application design and development, arming you with the vital tools, skills, and real-world experience necessary to excel in this dynamic and ever-evolving field.

If you’ve never attempted to code, we’ve set up a simple environment for you to do a few basic experiments. These interactive “widgets” allow you to write code in three basic languages, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. All utilized on the side of web development we call the “front end”. HTML is the structure and content, CSS is the style or appearance, and JavaScript is the processing or the “brains” of the front end application.


In the HTML box, you will see some basic HTML elements which forms the content in the result area below. Try changing the text between the <p> and </p> tags to include your name. Then click on the “RUN” button to see the result change!


In the CSS box you can easily modify the color being applied to the heading, or <h1> element. Try replacing the color shown with a different color such as blue, red or green. Then click the “RUN” button to see the heading’s color change! If you want to experiment more, in the CSS box, change the h1 selector to a ‘p’ to see the paragraph change color instead. You could also try out different colors as well (CSS supports over 200 color names).


In the JavaScript box we can add a fairly simple command to add an alert box feature. Enter the following code in the JavaScript box (be sure to type EVERY character shown!):


When you click the “RUN” button, you should see a pop-up alert box appear in your browser containing the “Surprise!” message. Be sure to close that pop-up if you want to experiment with more. Try changing the “Surprise” message to something else and see what pops-up!


This is just the tiniest example of what you can do with some code! To see how we apply this to real websites as well as learning other aspect of Web Development contact Hunter Business School to learn more about what our Web Application Design and Development program has to offer!




Job Titles for Graduates of the Web Application Design and Development Program

Short-term programs, lifelong results.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common web coding and programming job titles for which this training program prepares Web Application Design and Development students and requires the use of the computer coding skills learned as a predominant component of the job.

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Database Administrator
  • Front-End Developer
  • Data Analyst

Courses Offered

Web Design with HTML and CSS

OWA110 (90 hours)

This web design course is an introduction to the latest, industry-leading website development practices. It teaches computer coding students the basics of web development, starting with building basic HyperText Markup Language (HTML) web pages. Hunter Business School students learn to edit HTML code using plain text editors, the basics of HTTP(S) and FTP protocols, and troubleshooting techniques.

The second part of the computer coding training course builds upon the students’ HTML skills and introduces the basics of webpage styling using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). They learn how to position HTML elements on a webpage, lay out the elements relative to the HTML document and other elements of the page, and style the HTML using predefined CSS values. This web design course also teaches the method of encoding web colors as hexadecimal values and introduces the fundamentals of the Document Object Model. Prerequisite: None

Programming with JavaScript and jQuery

OWA120 (60 hours)

This computer coding course introduces the concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language. The computer coding class learns about variable scope and program control flow with conditional statements and loops. The computer coding course builds upon the skills gained in the CSS course and expands the topic of Document Object Models using the jQuery library. A strong focus is placed on industry application and emphasizes the aspects of development for touchscreen and mobile devices. A real-world project, similar to what computer coding students may encounter in a professional setting, is developed throughout this and further modules. Prerequisite: OWA110

Cross-Platform Mobile and Web Apps Development

OWA130 (30 hours)

Cross-platform application design provides an excellent starting point for mastering mobile application development. Hunter Business School students are given the opportunity to use the technologies learned in previous courses, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery Mobile. An app-centric course curriculum emphasizes subsets of these technologies to guide computer coding students in developing sophisticated apps. These serve as models for numerous projects from various application domains. Prerequisites: OWA110, OWA120

Object-Oriented Programming with Java

OWA140 (90 hours)

This computer coding course introduces beginning programmers to the power of Java through an engaging, hands-on approach. As part of the Hybrid Web Application Design and Development diploma program, computer coding students build useful applications using a Java integrated development environment while learning the basic principles of structured and object-oriented programming. This computer coding course uses the latest version of Java and meaningful, real-world exercises. The advanced topics of this computer coding course include the use of Java for enterprise application development. Computer coding students learn to build a full stack Java web application and explore the use of patterns to optimize the application design. Prerequisite: OWA120

Data Development Utilizing Database Design and SQL

OWA150 (60 hours)

Hunter Business School students are introduced to database technology and Structured Query Language (SQL) programming using straightforward instruction, extensive hands-on exercises, and a strong foundation in real-world business applications. This computer coding course teaches basic SQL commands in the context of a running case, in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, items, customers, and sales reps. Focus is on the fundamental data modeling principles and practices and serves as a prerequisite for the subsequent programming courses. Prerequisite: OWA140

Team Project I

OWA160 (30 hours)

Experience extensive hands-on exercise that reinforces the skills gained in the previous courses by creating a multilayered application. The project scope boundaries are intentionally open-ended to allow freedom of choice and personal expression. Course Prerequisites: OWA110, OWA120, OWA130

Programming with Python

OWA170 (90 hours)

The Python course teaches computer coding students a new programming language through problem solving and algorithm development. Hunter Business School students learn several application design strategies using case studies and enhance computer coding proficiency by expanding their portfolios of mastered programming languages. Prerequisite: None

PHP Programming with MySQL

OWA180 (60 hours)

This computer coding class covers the basics of PHP and MySQL, as well as advanced topics including PHP object-oriented programming and how to build websites that incorporate authentication and security. After Hunter Business School students complete this computer coding course, they will be ready to use PHP and MySQL to build professional quality, database-driven websites. Prerequisites: OWA110, OWA150

E-commerce and Content Management Systems (CMS)

OWA190 (60 hours)

This is a hands-on web programming and computer coding course with a focus on preparing for a career in the fields of e-commerce and CMS development and administration. It introduces the main components of an e-commerce solution and enriches Hunter Business School student portfolios with practical implementation examples. In the second half of this computer coding class, two of the most popular CMS systems are explored. Prerequisite: OWA110

Web Services with Node.js, XML, and JSON

OWA200 (30 hours)

Web Services focuses on distributed application development using web services and the service-oriented architecture paradigm. Hunter Business School students learn about service orchestration, the basics of middleware, and their roles in distributed application architecture. Prerequisite: OWA120

Fundamentals of Digital Security and Software Development Life Cycle Methodology

OWA210 (60 hours)

Covered in this computer coding course are the basics of IT security, the different types of common threats, and protective measures to avoid security pitfalls. The curriculum includes exercises that expose common security issues and teaches how these issues can be preemptively avoided.

The software development lifecycle component of the course introduces aspects of methodology and the roles that IT professionals play in the various stages of a project. Web programming and computer coding students learn how to collect and document requirements, translate them to application design, and trace each project artifact to its original scope. Prerequisite: None

Career Development

OWA220 (30 hours)

All sections of the course of study were developed to provide web programming and computer coding students with the practical hands-on experience necessary for working in the field. Career development knowledge, skills, and abilities are part of the foundation of this Web Application Design and Development diploma program and have been integrated throughout so that Hunter Business School students are properly prepared for the employment process. Throughout the computer coding training program, and during this Career Development course, web programming and computer coding students prepare for their job search. Course Prerequisite: None

Team Project II

OWA230 (30 hours)

Extensive hands-on exercises reinforce the training and skills gained in the previous courses by creating a complex multilayered web application. The project scope boundaries are intentionally open-ended to allow freedom of choice and personal expression. Hunter Business School students are encouraged to work in teams to simulate a real-world project setting. Prerequisite: OWA190


WA240 (180 hours)

During school externships, computer coding students use programming skills and languages they have studied in school, apply them to real-world projects, and gain initial experience at IT departments of major employers across Long Island and New York City. Externs work in team environments with a broad range of technologies and are mentored by a variety of experienced IT professionals. Web programming and computer coding students who excel on externship and fit the host company’s culture may be offered an employment opportunity at the end of the program. Prerequisites: OWA110 through OWA230

Admission Criteria

Since admission to the Web Application Design and Development diploma program is competitive, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admittance to the program. All components of the approval process are considered in making the decision to accept a web programming and computer coding student.

All applicants must meet the requirements as stated in the Admissions section of the school catalog. In addition to this, the criteria listed below must be met, as well.

  • Complete an interview with an Admissions representative
  • Submit a professional résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Offer an essay prior to an interview with a program faculty member, topic to be provided by the Admissions department
  • Supply a letter of recommendation from a professional
  • Prove proficiency in navigating the internet and use of Microsoft Office and type a minimum of 25 words per minute
  • Own a Windows based laptop computer with the following requirements
    • Microsoft Windows  8.x, 10, or 11
    • Minimum 8 GB RAM
    • Quad-core processor or equivalent
    • Minimum 128 GB hard drive
    • Wireless internet capability
  • Complete an entrance project prior to interview with a program faculty member
  • Interview with a program faculty member

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Hunter Business School reserves the right to add, discontinue, or modify its programs and policies at any time.

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