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Web Design Certificate

Web Design Certificate

This program consists of 24-26 units

This is an interdisciplinary program created to provide the necessary basic technical and creative skills for those planning to enter this rapidly growing field of visual communication.

Designer, developer & architect

This program will prepare students to enter the web design field as entry level web designers, graphic designers, content developers, and information architects.

Creative problem-solving

Some examples where students might find employment using their creative problem-solving, design, and illustration skills might include website design and development, design and illustration of electronic magazines and books, design of interactive marketing presentations, interactive learning products, scientific visualizations, etc.

Working with the latest software

The students, by the end of the program, are expected to understand and apply the basic principles of visual communication along with a working knowledge of appropriate software packages used in web design and content development, which is a specialized aspect of multimedia design. 

Core Curriculum Courses Required:

Number
Class Name
Units
GDS 035
Introduction to Computer Graphic Design
3.0
GDS 064
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
3.0
GDS 070
User Experience & Multimedia Design
3.0
GDS 045
Web Design With HTML and CSS
3.0
GDS 046
Intermediate Web Page Design with Dreamweaver and CSS
3.0
GDS 060
Page Layout & Typography
3.0
GDS 085
Professional Portfolio and Design
2.0

 

Select one (1) course from the following:

Number
Class Name
Units
GDS 047
Web Animation
3.0
 
OR
 
GDS 049
Dreamweaver, Jquery, Wordpress and CMS
3.0
 
OR
 
GDS 051
Mobile Application and Web Development with Web Standards
3.0

 

Plus select an additional course to complete the required minimum total of 24-26 semester units:

GDS 089
Javascript 1
3.0
GDS 062
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
3.0
GDS 047 *
Web Animation
3.0
GDS 049 *
Jquery, Wordpress and Content Management Systems
3.0
GDS 051 *
Mobile Application and Web Development with Web Standards
3.0
GDS 088A
Introduction to Javascript for the Web
 1.0
GDS 088A
Intermediate Javascript for the Web
 2.0
GDS 055A
Graphic Design - Image and Promotion
3.0
GDS 074
Digital Video Production with Final Cut Pro
3.0
CAP 92A
Introduction to Cloud Technologies and Social Media
3.0
ART 033A
Basic Design: Two Dimensional
3.0
BUS 084
Internet Marketing
3.0
CIS 086
Web Development with PHP and MySQL
3.0

 

* This course may only be used as an elective to meet the requirements of the Certi cate if not already used as a Core Curriculum Course.

Close-up photograph of a woman's face.Quotation mark."The classes not only teach us how to use the programs, but also about the concepts that form the basis of design. We also get a good sense of what it's like to work in such a competitive field."- Graphic Design Student -Mission College