Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Website development student at a computer

An ideal candidate working in website development has enthusiasm for web design and development and the ability to engage with new technologies. Web developers can work almost anywhere: large corporations or small businesses, the public or private sectors, and everywhere in between.

What will I do on the job?

Students who complete the program will be qualified to assist in the development of professional websites. As a developer, you will create dynamic applications and databases to present, collect and utilize information. If focusing on web design, you will work with graphics, layout, formatting, navigation, and software such as Flash and Photoshop to create an interactive online experience. After finishing the program, individuals working as administrative support personnel and entrepreneurs will gain the necessary skills to develop and manage websites.

What skills will I use on the job?

You’ll learn a host of applications and languages, including XHTML, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Cold Fusion, and more. You’ll also develop skills in organization, communication, and structured design methodology.

Who will hire me?

Organizations of all kinds hire website developers to design, implement and maintain their online presence – and the demand for web developers is expected to keep growing. You will find jobs in large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, or as independent contractors.

How much can I earn?

Starting annual salaries in the Portland area range from approximately $28,000 – $40,000. Experienced positions may earn: $40,000 – $80,000.