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Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development

Crack the code of building game-changing websites, from end to end

Full-stack web development is the most in-demand specialization in the field today. Until now, learning the required skills for success has always meant taking months off work. Bootcamps and other full-stack web development programs demand a financial and time commitment that just isn’t an option for most people. We believe learning full-stack web development should be accessible to anyone.

Our Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development has the lowest weekly time commitment compared to other programs, giving you all the benefits of intensive learning on a relaxed schedule that fits comfortably with your full-stacked life. It’s also the only full-stack program in Canada created by a university!

Lowest weekly time commitment compared to similar programs

Compared to similar programs


Full-stack is the fastest growing job in the field of web development
Full-stack web developer jobs seen recent growth of +2500%

In the Greater Toronto Area


Build, fix and maintain websites with confidence

The Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development doesn’t just teach you to write great code. The top employers who helped us create our program tell us that they need full-stack web developers who can not only build an incredible website, but can also dive into an existing website and break it apart to fix issues, when the need arises. In essence, they want a website warrior. Consider this program your training ground!

Gain real-world experience working on real-world projects

Students in our Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development are paired up with employers to work on actual web development projects, giving you the chance to hone your business and communication skills while adding a showcase to your portfolio. This invaluable experience takes your learning out of the classroom and into the type of work environment you can expect in your new career as a full-stack web developer.

This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to build dynamic end-to-end website products, and teach you to leverage middleware to achieve web development project goals. Full-stack web developers need to be fluent in an array of front- and back-end technologies, so you’ll become well versed in databases, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more.

If that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry! You’ll be in good hands; our expert instructors have years of diverse experience in the web development industry and are hand-selected for their ability to help you reach your career goals.


Who should take this program?

The Certificate in Full-stack Web Development is for anyone who wants to learn to build exceptional websites and gain a holistic understanding of how websites are designed to meet business needs.

This program is well suited to people with a background in:

Graphic designGraphic Design


IT Support           IT Support

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsScience Technology Engineering Mathematics


“By allowing students to keep their day jobs, the Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development is accessible to those who can’t afford to lose their source of income for several weeks or months. York University is opening the door for a new range of people to enter this lucrative field.”
Toria Gibbs

- Toria Gibbs, Senior Software Engineer, Etsy (Advisory Council Member)



Program delivery

Our Certificate in Full-stack Web Development is designed to make it easy for you to balance class, work and life commitments. This is one of the things that sets our program apart from bootcamps and other similar programs.

This is a 12 month in-class part-time program, with 5 days per course over the weekend (30 days in total).

Program delivery

Finish in 12 months


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and describe product development, product lifecycle management and client communication as it relates to web development.
  • Discern and effectively communicate the overall architecture of any given website.
  • Select the appropriate software and frameworks required to build or maintain a specific product.
  • Create an end-to-end website that meets the specified business requirements.
  • Utilize creative problem solving in order to effectively troubleshoot issues and debug broken code.
  • Work collaboratively within a development team to produce a website solution that meets business goals and project objectives.

Advisory Council

Toria GibbsToria Gibbs
Senior Software Engineer, Etsy

Toria Gibbs is a Senior Software Engineer at Etsy, where she works on the Search Infrastructure team. She specializes in search and information retrieval systems, container orchestration, and distributed systems. She has several years of experience in full-stack development and a passion for recruiting and mentoring junior developers. Prior to Etsy, Toria worked on financial software systems for Bloomberg. Toria holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. Outside of work, Toria can be found giving technical talks at conferences or teaching technical interview skills to new programmers. Toria also enjoys baking cookies and playing flag football.

Anton Livaja
Head of Product, Statebox

Anton is a software engineer with a diverse background spanning web development, blockchain, conversion optimization, digital marketing, business strategy and more. He taught Web Development at General Assembly’s Bitmaker Labs and has a huge passion for teaching, innovation and exploring the cross-section of traditional and cutting-edge technology. His current activities involve all things related to Statebox products, namely product features and roadmaps, marketing, business strategy and partnerships.

Salman Moghal
Cloud Applications Architect

Salman has been involved in the software industry and web technologies since 1993, and has a strong consulting background, specializing in applications architecture and design. Salman has worked closely with customers to design and implement their cloud and microservices API solution based on business requirements using cloud technologies. An avid speaker at industry conferences, Salman is a self-professed Cloud & Cognitive services, Containers, DevOps and IoT evangelist.

Preeti Raman
Managing Director, Addity

An accomplished professional with over 20 years of global technology consulting and teaching experience, gained from working in North America, Germany, Hong Kong and India, Preeti is a passionate advocate for the importance of Critical Thinking, Math and Technology education in driving innovation. In her role as Managing Director, Preeti provides leadership to promote Addity’s vision for learning enrichment by planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating various aspects of the curriculum and the program as a whole. A proactive relationship and alliance builder, with strong people development focus, she is consistently recognized by clients for exceptional leadership and dedicated customer service. She is the past chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering group and an invited speaker at events and part of many Conference Organizing Committees.

Kiro Risk
Director of Engineering, TWG

Kiro loves crafting amazing products and software that run the full technological gamut, while continuously honing his craft. Kiro believes that software is the most powerful tool for creating positive change in the world. As a Director of Engineering at TWG, Kiro helps provide technical vision and planning, translating business needs into technical strategy, hiring, and team growth. Before joining TWG, Kiro worked in California, at LinkedIn, leading initiatives that involved full-stack development, spanning web, mobile, and backend systems. Prior to that, Kiro was at Microsoft, working on tooling around Microsoft Outlook. In his spare time, Kiro maintains Fuse.js – a popular JavaScript fuzzy-search library, as well as writing for the publication JavaScript Refined.


Foundations of Full Stack Web Development

In this course, students will be introduced to the Technology that makes the web run, the tools and terminologies involved and learn the fundamentals of each technology. The importance of design, type, security, privacy usability and accessibility will be examined through the components of visual and text communication.

Web UI Concepts and Frameworks

In this course, students will learn how to build effective, interactive and responsive websites by using languages including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Server Side Programming and Tools

In this course, students will learn how to integrate business logic into web applications by building and coding a powerful backend, using the appropriate technologies.

Database Design and Principles

This course covers database design and the use of database management systems for web applications.  It includes extensive coverage or the relational model, relational algebra, SQL and NOSQL

DevOps and Deployment

This course introduces students to various deployment tools and platforms and provides a working knowledge of cloud computing for the web, version control and virtualization.

Capstone Course

This course is the icing on the cake, the grand finale that takes you through a full-stack life cycle tying together all that you would have learnt thus far. This integrative course will not only give you another opportunity to question in-depth your learning so far, but also to apply your learning to a real-life web development project.


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