Short Term Certificate: Web Design & Development

Suggested Semester Sequence

The goal of the Short Term Certificate in Web Design & Development is to prepare candidates for a rewarding career in this expanding field. The curriculum is based on web standards and best practices of web design & development companies, as well as in-house orcorporate web teams.

Learners are assisted in the development of technical, design and professional skills while building related skills, from coding to user experience. This sequence is especially beneficial for those who already hold a degree in a related field but wish to update or add web design & development to their skillset.

Learners who wish to apply these courses to obtain an Associate of Applied Business degree in Visual Communication & Design with a concentration in Web and Interactive Media, may do so seamlessly.

First Semester Credit Hrs
VC&D 1000 Visual Communication Foundation 3
VC&D 1015 Digital Studio Basics 3
VCIM 1570 Web Publishing I: HTML 3
VCIM 1770 Web Publishing II: Site Theory & Construction 3
VCIM 2270 Animation for the Web and Media OR VC&D 1430 2D Design 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester Credit Hrs
VC&D 1200 Typography and Layout 3
VCIM 2280 Web Publishing III: Media Rich Websites 3
VCIM 2290 Web Publishing IV: Data Driven Sites 3
VCIM 2071 Service-Learning Web and Interactive Studioc OR VC&D 2991 Portfolioc 3
Semester Total 12
This program is designed to prepare learners to demonstrate the following outcomes:
  1. Research, Analysis & Planning: Utilize interviews, surveys, questionnaires and general research to asses client and end users needs. Identify possible technical and organizational solutions to meet desired outcomes.

  2. Structural and Visual Design: Build wireframes, flowcharts, lists, navigational structure and visual designs per research and client consensus.

  3. Construct, Test and Deploy: Construct websites per specifications, conduct usability and technical testing, make corrections and adjustments as needed and deploy. Measure and analyze post-execution outcomes.

  4. Professional Best Practices: Develop essential interpersonal skills including collaboration, adaptability, presenting ideas and understanding cultural diversity. Practice maintaining a good attitude, balancing multiple deadlines, work ethic, listening, written, and verbal communication skills. Utilize knowledge of copyright law and ethics to ensure the integrity of project. Plan for ongoing professional development.

C = Capstone course