Web Development

Learn coding skills and agile web development business practices to solve real-world problems and support organizations in meeting demands of the ever-changing digital landscape.

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Charla Beaulieu

Program Coordinator, Instructor

Charla is a true local – born and raised in Ymir, BC.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she later worked as a research scientist for five years. In 1996, she received her Bachelor of Education degree, also from UBC, through the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program.

Charla has been teaching web development, digital arts and computer programming since 1997 and joined the School of the Arts Digital Arts faculty in 2004. During her teaching career, she has developed over 20 online and blended delivery courses both at the high school and college levels. Since the mid 90s, she worked as a contract web designer and has done many volunteer web development projects for non-profit organizations.

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Kate Tait

School Chair
Kate believes strongly in the mission of Selkirk College and is passionate about the diverse learning opportunities available in the region.

Kate moved to the Kootenays in 2008, after growing up in the Yukon, and spending years in Vancouver and travelling abroad. She worked in various industries on three continents including fashion, hospitality, construction and research and engineering. Kate joins the School of the Arts after several years teaching math in Academic Upgrading and the School of Business. She believes strongly in the mission of Selkirk College and is passionate about the diverse learning opportunities available in the region. When Kate isn’t on campus, she enjoys team sports with her five children, gardening, hiking the local trails, and trying out new math puzzles.

Frequently Asked Questions About Web Development

What is the application process like?

The application process involves meeting admission requirements, applying online and then submitting a questionnaire. Find complete instruction here…

How much does the Web Development Program cost?

Semester one tuition is $2,600 and semester two tuition is $2,655. Your yearly fees are included in that cost at approximately $950.

What is a full stack web developer?

A full stack web developer has the ability to develop with both front-end and back-end web development languages, including an in-depth knowledge of how to deploy and manage servers & databases.

Do I need previous web experience?

Previous web experience is not necessary, but preferred. Students will require above average skills on the computer.

What are the hardware and software requirements for this program?

For the 2021 – 2022 academic year, the Web Developer program will be delivered online. Students are required to purchase a suitable computer for use at home. Students opting for a laptop should also purchase a 21″ – 27″ monitor compatible with their system.

Students should purchase a computer identified as Better or Best (or equivalent) found on this list.

What technologies will I be learning?

Students will learn how to use HTML, CSS & Javascript, Javascript libraries such as Node.js. PHP & MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Linux Servers (Ubuntu), Docker & Virtual Machines. Students will learn how to managed DNS services.

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