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Undergraduate Certificate in Web 2.0

American Public University

12 months
285 USD/credit
285 USD/credit
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This course introduces students to Web 2.0 trends and technologies. Students will profile the various features, tools, communities, and practices available in Web 2.0. This certificate includes a survey of the concepts, tools, and practices used to build blogs and wikis. 


The undergraduate certificate in Web 2.0 surveys the concepts, tools, and best practices used to build websites, blogs, forums, discussion boards, online communities, and wikis. 

You will review the various methods of posting information from blogs into webpages using RSS and Atom techniques, and will examine how Web 2.0 has increased global communication, information sharing, and business success in many industries. 

Prior experience with scripting languages such as JavaScript is recommended.

After completing this certificate, you may consider pursuing your CIW JavaScript Specialist, CIW Web Foundations Associate, or CIW Web Design Specialist certification.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the architecture, directory structures, document flow, and protocols of the World Wide Web; also differentiate between the technologies, practices, and management issues in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
  • Appraise the trends and the potential of Web 2.0.
  • Profile the tools for building blogs, wikis, forums, discussion boards, and other Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Design blogs using Web 2.0 tools for blogging, photo sharing, and social networking.
  • Evaluate the principles and practices to manage the users of Web 2.0 tools and technologies.
  • Analyze social networking and examine its impact on business processes and relationships.
  • Assess the psychological and sociological aspects of Web 2.0.
  • Appraise marketing and branding concepts in relation to Web 2.0.


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Web Page and Web Site Design
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Web 2.0 Fundamentals
  • Web Development Using JavaScript
  • Web Development Using XHTML
  • Web Content Management Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED) to apply to the university.
  • You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID before registering for courses. Military undergraduate students will submit a government issued JST or CCAF transcript.
  • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment. If you have previously earned 9+ hours of college credit, please contact us about waiving this requirement.
  • If you are a transfer student, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from any other schools where you earned college-level academic credit.
  • Your first course here will be Foundations of Online Learning (COLL100). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.


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