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Web Design Certificate Online at Sessions College

Online Web Design Certificate

Web Design Professional Certificate

Expand your creative and technical web design skills

  • Explore coding:
    HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and Javascript
  • Utilize software:
    Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Gain front-end website design skills
  • CLASSES START: JANUARY 01 ENROLL NOW

    UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY. LEARN ONLINE, AT YOUR OWN PACE

    What You’ll Learn

    • Build proficiency in the technologies that Web design clients and employers demand.
    • Create page designs for modern, standards-compliant Web sites using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript.
    • Learn how utilize the Bootstrap framework using Adobe's HTML editor Adobe Dreamweaver.
    • Learn the fundamentals of creating graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
    • Design websites that are both functional and attractive.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Online. Study 100% online from anywhere with 24/7 access to classes.
    • Self-paced. Complete your program on your own time in 9 months or less.
    • Industry Relevant. Develop in-demand skills for your creative field.
    • Expert Instructors. Receive feedback on your work from industry pros.
    • Customize. Customize your program with added courses and concentrations.

    WHAT MAKES SESSIONS COLLEGE DIFFERENT

    Study at your own pace

    Study at your own pace

    Learn by doing

    Learn by doing

    Connect with pros

    Connect with pros

    grow your portfolio

    Grow your portfolio

    Web Design Professional Certificate COURSES

    PROGRAM FLOW

    Designed for the busy adult learner, the Professional Certificate in Web Design is a 360 clock hour program completed in nine months studying part time.

    7 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. Learn More

    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. Learn More

    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. Learn More

    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. Learn More

    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. Learn More

    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. Learn 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.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. Learn More

    BUILD YOUR OWN LEARNING PATH

    This program is adaptable to a wide range of experience levels. Choose the option(s) below that best meet your learning goals.

    Option 1

    Specialize

    New to the field? Simply complete all required courses in the certificate program.

    Option 2

    Customize

    Already have some industry and/or software experience? Customize up to 50% of your programChoose from courses in Graphic Design, Software, Motion & Video, and more by choosing alternate courses.

    Option 3

    PLUS

    Need more training? After you've completed your program, add concentrations at reduced tuitionChoose from concentrations in Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Illustration, and more to enhance your creative skills.

    OUTCOMES

    Program Outcomes

    By completing the program, Professional Certificate in Web Design students develop the following competencies:

    1. Web Coding/Design

    Layout and design responsive websites using standards-compliant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code, and adapting modern frameworks such as Bootstrap.

    2. Technology

    Create images and design layouts by effectively and efficiently using design software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other industry technologies.

    3. Art/Design Principles

    Demonstrate the ability to produce visually compelling work by applying knowledge of color, typography, and composition.

    4. Web Publishing

    Publish sites to the Web, validating and troubleshooting sites to fix errors or cross-browser issues, with a knowledge of accessibility best practices.

    Sessions Student Work

    what students say

    The benefits of studying online are endless. I didn’t start my program until after I had found a full-time job, and what I found out was that this program was extremely helpful in advancing and excelling my skills for the day-to-day job responsibilities. All-in-all, receiving this Professional Certificate in Web Design was well worth my time and is another great boost for my resume.

    Kristen Chin

    Professional Certificate in Web Design, Class of 2019

    FACULTY

    Piper Nilsson Faculty profile image Piper Nilsson is a graphic/Web designer and award-winning instructor.
    Catherine George Catherine George is a digital media designer, developer, and instructor.
    Andrew Shalat Andrew Shalat is an author, designer/illustrator, educator, and Mac expert.

    VIEW ALL PROGRAM FACULTY

    Get expert feedback in classes taught by our industry-leading faculty.

    Instructor Biography Degree(s) Earned

    Andrew Shalat is an author, designer/illustrator, educator, and Mac expert who is a regular speaker at Macworld and has written several books on design for McGraw-Hill and Peachpit Press.

    • MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
    • MA in English and American Literature, Brandeis University
    • BA in English Language and Literature, State University of New York at Stonybrook
    Bruce Bicknell

    Bruce Bicknell is a writer, instructor, illustrator, animator, Web designer, video editor, marketing pro, and graphic designer based in Tampa, Florida. Bruce has worked on projects for Adobe Systems, ATI, Photoshop Elements Techniques, MacTribe, Yellow Machine, and Mac Design.

    • Associate's of Science in Web Design and Computer Animation, International Academy of Design and Technology
    Catherine George

    Catherine George is a digital media designer, developer, and instructor. Catherine has worked in the industry for more than 10 years in a variety of capacities: graphic and interface designer, Web designer, animator and motion designer, illustrator, project manager, programmer.

    • BFA in Special Studies in Art, Syracuse University, NY

    Michael Hamm is a Senior UX Designer who has worked for Oracle Corporation and Expedia, and an Adobe Illustrator expert with over 20 years of experience in the creative field.

    • Diploma in Graphic Design, Art Institute of Houston, TX
    Piper Nilsson Faculty profile image

    Piper Nilsson is a graphic/Web designer and educator. Piper has been working with the Web since 1997, working in various roles as a designer, programmer, and information architect, Piper blueprinted sites for such global clients as MetLife, Pepsi, ETS, and Citibank.

    • AOS in Graphic Design, Pratt, NY

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    Web Design and Development Job Facts

    In order to make your work towards a web design certificate worth it, you need have great job prospects. Thankfully, web design and development is booming.

    Facts are sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, which classifies Web design as Web development. For more information about the web design industry visit: W3C, Smashing Magazine, awwwards.com, or CSS Zen Garden.

    80%

    Median income for Web Developers in May 2017 was $67,990 a year, 80.3% higher than the median for all workers.

    15%

    Employment of Web Developers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

    GETTING STARTED

    Our online application process makes getting started easy, fast, and convenient.

    What's the Admissions Process?
    Open Admissions.

    The Professional Certificate is open admissions, with classes starting each month. 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.

    How Long is the Program?
    Nine Month Program.

    The program can be completed in nine months studying on a part time schedule. Since you study at your pace, you may complete it sooner! 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.

    Will the Program Fit My Schedule?

    There are no set login times, so you can complete your program at your own pace in our most flexible program. A designated Student Advisor will track your progress from class to class, providing you support and motivation.

    What Software or Supplies Do I Need?

    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).

    There are no textbook or course material costs to participate in this online program. Student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud software is available to enrolled students.

    What are the Program Costs?

    Sessions College programs are flexible and affordable. There are no textbooks required; tuition costs include all digital materials. Effective May 1, 2021, tuition and fees for Professional Certificate programs are as follows: 

     Professional CertificateProfessional Certificate PLUS
    Tuition$2,550$3,550
    Registration Fee$200$200
    Total Cost$2,750$3,750

    Paid in Full Discount: Total program cost is $2,700 for students who pay in full.

    Enrollment in any certificate program requires a $200 registration fee (non-refundable after 5 days of enrollment in the program). All tuition and fees must be paid on time, including those paid by third parties.

    Can I Use a Payment Plan?

    Most definitely. Affording your education is easier with our Payment Plan.

     

    1. Pay for your Professional Certificate with 11 monthly payments of $250.
    2. Once you’ve set up your plan, your payments are automatic.
    3. Your first payment which includes a $200 Registration Fee.

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