Online Advanced Web Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design

In the Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design you can take your front-end web design skills to the next level. The program will provide you with advanced training in software, design, and coding skills for the web design field. Students entering the program are expected to have completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design or have equivalent experience.*

In the program, you will hone your Photoshop and Illustrator skills and deepen your knowledge of Bootstrap, CSS/Flexbox, and JavaScript/JQuery. Classes in Wordpress and UX/UI design will help you extend your web design services. You will graduate with a range of completed web site projects.

* Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap, as well as a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.

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Program Description

In the Sessions College Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design program, students take their front-end web design skills to the next level. Students entering the program are expected to have completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design or possess equivalent experience. In the program students will hone their Photoshop and Illustrator skills and deepen their knowledge of Bootstrap, CSS, and JavaScript. Classes in WordPress and UX/UI design help students extend their web design services. Students will graduate with a range of completed web site projects.


The Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Web Design is a 24-credit program completed in two semesters. Part-time schedules are available.

Second Semester

Program Outcomes

By completing the online Advanced Web Design certificate program 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 and focusing on WordPress.
  2. Software. Create high quality images and graphics utilizing software including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  3. Design. Demonstrate knowledge and use of color and typography to develop effective, professional-level designs for clients.
  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.
  5. Marketing. Implement basic techniques for marketing web sites, including SEO, search advertising, and email marketing.

Course Descriptions

The program builds current skills for entry-level Web design work or further study. All credits can be later transferred into the Associate in Web Design degree program.

WEB 214 Bootstrap Using Dreamweaver II - 3 credits

In this course, Web design 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.

DES 222 Photoshop II - 3 credits

Transcend the basic Photoshop skillset to learn vector illustration techniques, photo-realistic painting tools, high-impact typography approaches, and professional photo editing methods, all with attention to preserving the editability of your original images. Students will build proficiency with the Pen tool, select perfect color harmonies, use Smart Objects and Smart Filters to non-destructively edit images, and even create paintings with custom brushes and the Mixer Brush.

ILL 142 Illustrator II - 3 credits

Create photo-realistic illustrations, complex patterns, rich designs, and learn how to speed your efforts with helpful workflow features. You’ll build on your existing Illustrator skills to tackle high-end projects with depth, dimension, and wow-power.

WEB 241 WordPress for Designers - 3 credits

Explore the world of WordPress development and learn how to develop sites that take advantage of the power, versatility, and community of WordPress. You’ll start with the basics of WordPress navigation and interface, then you’ll open the hood, learning the anatomy of WordPress themes and how to make your own. From there, you’ll explore child themes, functions, hooks, filters, plugins, widgets, and more

WEB 209 Advanced CSS - 1.5 credits

Take your coding to the next level with flexbox, a new set of CSS properties that swoop in where floats leave off. Flexbox easily adapts to different screen sizes and different sizes of content, providing limitless, robust ways to structure page content, designing navigation, create column based layouts, and add sticky footers. The course also focuses on using scalable vector graphics (SVG). to create and animate images.

WEB 220 JavaScript for Designers II - 3 credits

Learn how to program using JavaScript and jQuery with techniques geared to visually oriented designers. Master the fundamentals of JavaScript programming, focusing on how you can add interactivity and responsiveness to your Web designs without too much technical jargon or coding mumbo jumbo. Working with a JavaScript guru, you’ll learn coding and programming concepts through fun, step-by-step exercises and apply what you’ve learned to creative, professionally oriented projects. Class projects include a range of interactive projects: a trivia quiz, a user adaptive form, a single-page site, a Web application, a responsive site, and portfolio or personal site enhanced by plugins.

GEN 206 Design Business - 1.5 credits

Learn the essentials of finding work as a designer, whether in a design firm, in-house design department, or freelance. You'll gain feedback from a design pro on everything from how to present your portfolio and resume, find work opportunities, and market yourself, to building a professional persona and networking with your peers.

WEB 222 UX/UI Design - 3 credits

Work with veteran UX/UI designer and learn UX/UI from the ground up. Using your favorite prototyping tool - Sketch, Invision, Adobe XD, or Figma – you will learn how create a concept for an app, and turn your sketches into live prototypes with hotspots, transitions, and slick graphics, using the iterative development process practiced in the industry.

WEB 231 Web Design I - 3 credits
Learn a systematic professional approach to Web design. You’ll use site maps, wireframes, comps, color palettes, usability tests, and other tools and concepts to make sure your responsive designs hit the mark. Students entering this class are expected to have a basic competence in HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Building upon those skills, students will complete four portfolio projects that challenge their Web design skills and build an understanding of how to manage Web design projects in a professional context.

Financial Aid

Did You Know? Eligible students entering Undergraduate Certificate programs may be entitled to Federal financial aid. Grants and loans can help you cover the cost of your education.

Student Feedback

"I loved everything about Sessions online courses. The instructors were all fantastic! They answered any question that I may have had during the course. I learned so much during the time that I was a student." - Virginia Lamp, Undergraduate Certificate in Illustration Design

Student Work

Featured 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.

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.

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Getting Started

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Program At a Glance

Students entering the program are expected to have earned a high school diploma, GED, or state-approved home school equivalent. Any students under 18 years of age will need to provide the signed permission of a parent or guardian.

Classes start in January, May, and August, with early start options in February, June, and October. Our online application is simple and convenient, and there is no application fee.

NOTE: Students entering the program are expected to have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

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.
  • A Web hosting account with an ad-free hosting service.
  • Webcam, headphones or speaker, VPN connection, and microphone connected to the computer for live proctored exams.

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.

Effective July 1st, 2019, the tuition for Undergraduate Certificate students is as follows:

Undergraduate Certificate Tuition
$440 per credit
$5,280 per semester
$10,560 total program tuition

Tuition for part-time students is $490/credit and paid by semester.

A $200 registration fee is required to process your enrollment in the program. Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from the scheduled beginning of program orientation. (Active service members are exempt from registration fees.) See Undergraduate Certificate Tuition and Payment options.

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