Online Web Design Certificate
Web Design Professional Certificate
Our affordable web design courses are 100% online. Get started with your web design career on your schedule with Sessions College.
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Designed for the busy adult learner, the Professional Certificate can be completed in six months studying part time. (Nine month tracks are available.)
4218 Photoshop Basics
4017 Color Theory
5229 HTML And CSS Essentials
4221 Fundamentals Of Typography
5303 Bootstrap using Dreamweaver I
5304 Bootstrap using Dreamweaver II
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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. A Certificate in Web Design from Sessions College will prepare you to apply your skills to these types of careers:
- Web Designer
- Front End Designer
- UX/UI Designer
- App designer
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.
Median income for Web Developers in May 2017 was $67,990 a year, 80.3% higher than the median for all workers.
Employment of Web Developers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
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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.
|Program Length||Avge. Time/Week|
|6 Month Program||360 hours||15 hours/week|
|9 Month Program||360 hours||10 hours/week|
Sessions College programs are flexible and affordable. There are no textbooks required; tuition costs include all digital materials.
|Professional Certificate||6 month track||9 month track|
|* Promotional tuition in effect until December 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.