Our online Web Design Certificate programs provide a flexible, customizable course of study designed for adult learners. Complete your vocational program on a part-time schedule, fully online. Build professional skills with a Professional Certificate and add concentrations in an Advanced Certificate program.
Classes start at the beginning of each month. Apply academic or experience credits to customize your program. Advanced Certificate students choose from concentrations in Advanced Web, Graphic Design, Flash Design, and more.
"I decided not to lose any time and improve my skills in graphic and Web design. Taking a program has allowed me to show my thoughtful, creative, and artistic sides." - Anita Riedner, Web Design Certificate.
The goal of the online Web Design Certificate program is to prepare you for a professional career as a Web designer. You will begin to develop a portfolio of individual creative work you can present to potential employers. Here are the standards you are expected to meet as a student in this vocational program.
#1 Digital Imaging
Your work will demonstrate entry-level professional Photoshop skills and effective decisions in selecting and editing images. You will be able to improve images for professional publication by retouching and correction, and create realistic or imaginative images by compositing or collage.
You will develop distinctive color palettes based on the principles of color harmony. Your work will exhibit a sophisticated use of color and contrast, the ability to research colors and make choices that are appropriate for each client and project.
#3 Vector Art
You will develop entry-level professional skills in creating vector art illustrations in Illustrator, using shape drawing and freehand drawing tools, Pen tool, type tools, and basic effects. You will be able to create simple, stylized logos, icons, and illustrations for effective visual communication.
You will be able to research and select appropriate typefaces and design typography to support the branding or communication goal of a particular client or project. You will demonstrate the ability to organize text into a clear, readable information hierarchy in page layouts while using display type for impact and expression.
#5 Web Editor
You will be able to design professional-level, valid HTML Web sites using Dreamweaver and publish them to the Web. You can create consistent, visually appealing page designs using CSS to control presentation (typography, color, layout, and positioning).
#7 Web Design
You will use a professional design process for Web design including competitive research, mood boards, site maps and wireframes, color design and imagery, development of CSS layouts, and basic usability testing. Your work shows the ability to design professional-level Web page layouts with attention to usability principles: consistent navigation, clear visual hierarchy, and intuitive interface design.
Classes in our vocational programs start at the beginning of each month. The Professional Certificate is open admissions: To apply for the program, simply complete our application and select your program options. Applicants are expected to have graduated high school.
"The Professional Certificate helps you develop graphics software, coding, and design skills concurrently. It's our basic training for website design." – Brenda Meda, Senior Admissions Advisor
Whenever you're ready, talk to our admissions staff to explore program options and learn about our fast, convenient application process. Here are some next steps:
To take this online program, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection as well as additional software and supplies.
Review the online Web Design Certificate requirements below, and be sure to visit our Student Store for discounts on hardware and graphic design software. You must be an enrolled student to be eligible for educational discounts.
A Windows-based or Macintosh computer that meets manufacturers' requirements for required software in the program.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CS6 or CC.
A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.