Online Web Design Certificate
Professional Certificate in Web Design
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Kick Start Your Web Design Career in Just Nine Months
Study at Your Own Pace
Build Design Skills That Employers Want
Complete Your Program in 9 Months
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.
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.
By completing the program, Professional Certificate in Web Design students develop the following competencies:
- Coding. Layout and design responsive websites using standards-compliant HTML and CSS code, adapting frameworks such as Bootstrap, and using Wordpress.
- Software. Create high quality images and graphics utilizing software including Adobe Photoshop.
- Design. Demonstrate knowledge and use of color and typography to develop effective, professional-level designs for clients.
- Web Publishing. Publish sites to the Web, validating and troubleshooting sites to fix errors or cross-browser issues.
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.
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
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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.
Nine Month Program. Classes start at the beginning of each month. The program can be completed in nine 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).
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.
Sessions College programs are flexible and affordable. There are no textbooks required; tuition costs include all digital materials.
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.
Affording your education just got easier with our Payment Plan.
- Pay for your Professional Certificate with 11 monthly payments of $415.
- Your first payment (which includes a $200 Registration Fee) is due at enrollment.
- A $65 payment plan charge is included.
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.
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 Advanced Certificate programAdd concentrations and build a deeper portfolio.
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