Dunwoody Web Programming & Database Development

Dunwoody’s Web Programming & Database Development program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to build and maintain useful cross-device apps and websites, including sophisticated database-driven applications.

The degree emphasizes a well-rounded education in open source and proprietary languages and database systems, so that you graduate with a diverse set of skills.

Through lectures, hands-on projects, and individual practice, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of responsive web development; client and server-side scripting; object-oriented languages; industry-standard database creation and management; secure coding practices and programming logic; current industry project management techniques; basic user interface and user experience principles; data structures; and structured query language (SQL) within multiple database systems.

You’ll also take courses in color theory and web graphics alongside graphic design students, so that you’re well equipped to collaborate and communicate with creative professionals when you’re out in the workforce.

Instruction comes from industry-experienced and education-focused instructors, who have years of practice working in the fields you hope to enter.

You’ll also have opportunities to work on real projects for real clients that allow you to build your résumé and portfolio before graduation.

In your final semester, you will complete a project-based capstone or internship.

International Students

This program is an official STEM Designated Degree Program, as listed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) qualifying it to fulfill the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension requirement for the F-1 student visa.

Cybersecurity Bachelor Completion Degree Option

This degree transfers directly into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.

Class topics include:

  • Web Development
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Business Architecture (including Agile)
  • Web Graphics
  • Open Source Software
  • Database Systems

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Web Programming & Database Development

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Design Ready Controls
  • Magenic Technologies
  • MMIC
  • United Health Group
  • Vickerman Company

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Software Developer
  • Web Specialist
  • Agile Business Analyst

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Game Development Club
  • Open Source Group
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

Learn more.

Professional Organizations

The following professional organizations may be of interest:

ACM – Association for Computing Machinery

IEEE Computer Society


Computer Hardware Lab

Become familiar with all the parts that go into a computer and how those interact with each other and with the operating system to create the computing experience.

  • 20 desktop computers (for disassembly and reassembly)

Computer Networking Lab

Learn how switches, routers and other networking equipment is used to link phones, computers, servers and other hardware and devices in fast, secure, and stable data networks.

  • Network switches and routers
  • Cisco Academy connection software and materials
  • Serial communications equipment
  • Network test equipment
  • Wireless networking and VOIP equipment