PHP Programming certificate students will receive advanced coverage of the latest version of the PHP programming language. Many database-driven websites are written in PHP and many web applications and content management systems are also designed and developed using this language. Students in this certificate program will gain a focused understanding of the PHP programming language, while building and modifying PHP-based web applications that integrate other web technologies.

With this certificate, you will:

  • Get hands-on programming experience using open source software, PHP and MySQL to build professional-quality, database-driven websites.
  • Develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security by integrating PHP with HTML and CSS.
  • Learn how to apply basic and advanced object-oriented programming techniques, use libraries and frameworks, advanced database connectivity techniques and integrate PHP with other web technologies to build secure ecommerce applications.
  • Become familiar with a variety of open-source content management systems written in PHP and understand how they operate.
  • Customize an application to meet the specific needs of a client use case as would be done in a real-world application.

NOTE: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
CMIT 200 Relational Database Design and SQL 3
WEBD 310 Server Side Scripting — PHP 3
WEBD 330 Client Side Scripting — Javascript 3
WEBD 225 Web Development II — CSS and XML 3
WEBD 325 Advanced PHP Programming 3
WEBD 410 Content Management Systems 3
  Total 18

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.