Web Design

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This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various careers requiring commercial art and/or communication design
production skills. The program’s courses include the rapidly advancing technology of computer graphics and hands-on training in typography, layout production, and design fundamentals. The credits acquired in this program are applicable toward the A.A.S. in Graphic Design.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level professional Photoshop skills including selecting, editing, retouching, and compositing images.
  • Exhibit a refined use of color appropriate for each client and project.
  • Research and select appropriate typefaces and design typography to support the
    branding or communication goal of a particular client or project.
  • Utilize a professional design process including research, concept development to
    create professional level Web page designs.
  • Create a consistent, visually appealing web page layouts utilizing Web Editors,
    hand-coding using HTML and CSS.
  • Utilize a computer as a production tool.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their certificate in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ARTA104 Art History II 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS155 Website Development I 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphics and Page Design 3
GRAD109 Understanding Social Media 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science 3
COMS156 Website Development II 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD142 Digital Typography and Color 3
Total Semester Credits

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.