Online Web Design Certificate

Web Design Professional Certificate

Build a foundation in coding and visual design for the Web. In our 6-month Web Design Professional Certificate, you'll learn the fundamentals of Photoshop, color, and typography, and how to design responsive, interactive websites for mobile and desktop applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the Bootstrap framework. With Faculty feedback on your coding and design work as you go, you'll graduate with a strong foundation for professional work or more advanced programs.

Online web design certificate program image
Student work by Alexia Rojahn, Web Design Certificate

Kick Start Your Web Design Career in Just Six Months

NEXT CLASS STARTS:
SEP 1ST
Share this program:

Study at Your Own Pace

Build Design Skills That Employers Want

Z

Complete Your Program in 6 Months

Program Outline

Designed for the busy adult learner, the Professional Certificate can be completed in six months studying part time. (Nine month tracks are available.)

Level 1

4218 Photoshop Basics
4017 Color Theory
5229 HTML And CSS Essentials
4221 Fundamentals Of Typography

Level 2

5303 Bootstrap using Dreamweaver I
7110 Javascript For Designers I
5304 Bootstrap using Dreamweaver II

Already have some design experience? You can customize the program around your learning goals. Browse our Web design courses or course list and talk to an advisor.

Program Courses

4218 Photoshop Basics

Get a thorough grounding in Adobe Photoshop, the premiere image-manipulation tool for print design, Web design, and photography. You’ll learn to choose and use the best techniques for common Photoshop jobs including selecting and isolating objects, creating image composites, masking and vignetting images, setting typography, and improving images with retouching and effects. Every designer must tame this creative powerhouse of a program.

4017 Color Theory

Focus on developing appropriate color systems for graphic design projects. Projects explore the principles, terminology, and applications of color theory, with an emphasis on manipulating color. A working knowledge of the expression and perception of color, and color interaction, lends credibility and sophistication to a designer’s work.

4226 HTML and CSS Essentials

To create Web pages, a Web designer must have a foundation in HTML and CSS. This course begins with the basics of HTML markup and specifications for standards-compliant Web pages. CSS scripting is examined as a method for positioning page elements and styling typography. Cutting-edge features of HTML5 and CSS3 are also introduced. The emphasis is on the contemporary use of markup and scripting to create effective and attractive Web sites.

4221 Fundamentals of Typography

Explore the critical role of typography in graphic design. Course projects build an understanding of the anatomy of the letterform, the distinguishing features of different typefaces, and creative applications of type. An assured grasp of typography is essential in any visual communication project.

5303 Bootstrap Using Dreamweaver I

Bootstrap provides a framework of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to speed up your site development. Working with an expert instructor, you'll learn how to build responsive, mobile-first web sites using Bootstrap 4 and Dreamweaver, Adobe's HTML editor. This course will show you how to design web sites by using CSS to structure and design layouts, ensuring that your designs work on a range of platforms and devices.

7110 Javascript for Designers I

Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, the programming language that allows you to make things happen when a user interacts with your website. You will learn how to create clean, valid code as you create programs that respond to various kinds of user interaction. Assignments include a range of projects: interactive dialogue boxes, a trivia quiz, a rainbow color picker, a sortable database, and more.

5304 Bootstrap Using Dreamweaver II

In this course, students will further their exploration of Bootstrap using Adobe Dreamweaver, focusing on the use of CSS, templates, and library items to design responsive sites. Topics includes using image effects, animated content areas, and interactive navigation, and creating mobile and tablet layouts with CSS3 media queries.

Program Objectives
In the program, students learn how the following skills:
  • Layout and design websites using standards-compliant HTML and CSS code.
  • Design responsive website designs using modern frameworks Bootstrap and skeleton.
  • FTP sites to the Web, validating and troubleshooting sites to fix errors or cross-browser issues.
  • Write clean, valid Javascript code to create basic interactive features for websites.
  • Create images in Adobe Photoshop at a high standard of quality.
  • Use a knowledge of color and typography to develop effective, professional-level designs for clients.

Student Feedback

I improved the most in the area of coding. My instructors provided great critique and feedback, and walked me through my difficulties and made me improve a lot. I can now successfully build and design responsive websites. I have learned to prepare, execute, and upload websites in a timely manner.

James Holman, Web Design Professional Certificate

Student Work

Learn to design from a faculty of professional artists and designers.

Career Information

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in Web design and development. Potential employers for Web design program graduates include specialized design firms (e.g. Web design firms), advertising agencies, publishers, computer systems design firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Job titles include Web Designer, Front End Designer, UX/UI Designer, and more.

Visit our Career Center for more information, or browse the Federal Occupational Handbook or O*NET database.

Take advantage of our award-winning programs. They’re accredited, affordable, and delivered 100% online.

Getting Started

Enrolling online is easy and convenient.

Apply

Complete our free application form online.

Chat

Ask us about payment options and customizing your program.

Register

Confirm your payment and register online.

Program At a Glance

Open Admissions. The Professional Certificate is open admissions, with monthly class starts. To apply for the program, simply complete our free, no-obligation application and select your program options. Applicants are expected to have graduated high school.

Six Month Program. Classes start at the beginning of each month. The program can be completed in six months studying on a part time schedule. If you need more time to complete, there is a painless extension policy for an additional 6 months of access for students who qualify based on academic progress.

To take this program, you’ll need the following:

  • Mac or Windows computer with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CC.
  • Your computer must meet software manufacturer requirements.
  • An ad-free Web hosting account (free services are available).

Student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud software is available to enrolled students.

This program is available in 6 or 9 month tracks. Choose the track that best fits your available time.  
 Program Length Avge. Time/Week
6 Month Program360 hours15 hours/week
9 Month Program360 hours10 hours/week

Sessions College programs are flexible and affordable. There are no textbooks required; tuition costs include all digital materials.

Professional Certificate6 month track9 month track
Tuition$2,824*$2,974*
Registration Fee$200$200
Total Cost$3,024$3,174
* Promotional tuition in effect until August 31st, 2018. Tuition includes $260 digital materials fee and $75 technology fee. (Full tuition for Professional Certificate = $6,560 / 6 months, $6,710 / 9 months.)

Enrollment in any certificate program requires a $200 registration fee (non-refundable five days after beginning of Orientation class or submission of first assignment). All tuition and fees must be paid on time, including those paid by third parties.

Web Design Advanced Certificate program

Add concentrations and build a deeper portfolio.
Comparing programs? Browse some other degree or certificate programs you might like:

Related Programs