The goal of the Certificate of Proficiency in Web Design Development is to prepare candidates for a rewarding career in this expanding field. The curriculum is based on web standards and best practices of web design development companies, as well as in-house or corporate web teams. Learners are assisted in the development of technical, design and professional skills while building a strong, marketable portfolio. The certificate offers in depth coursework in a broad range of web related skills, from coding to user experience. This sequence is especially beneficial for those who already hold a degree in a related field but wish to update or add web design development to their skillset. Learners who wish to apply these courses to obtain an Associate of Applied Business degree in Visual Communication and Design with a concentration in Web and Interactive Media, may do so seamlessly.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED not required, but highly recommended.
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test recommended.
  • MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test is highly recommended.
  • Complete VC&D-1000 Visual Communication Foundation
  • Complete VC&D-1015 Digital Studio Basics

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Utilize interviews, surveys, questionnaires and general research to assess client and end users needs. Identify possible technical and organizational solutions to meet desired outcomes.
  2. Build wireframes, flowcharts, lists, navigational structure and visual designs per research and client consensus.
  3. Construct websites per specifications, conduct usability and technical testing, make corrections and adjustments as needed and deploy. Measure and analyze post-execution outcomes.
  4. Develop essential interpersonal skills including collaboration, adaptability, presenting ideas and understanding cultural diversity. Practice maintaining a good attitude, balancing multiple deadlines, work ethic, listening, written, and verbal communication skills. Utilize knowledge of copyright law and ethics to ensure the integrity of project. Plan for ongoing professional development.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
VC&D-1000 Visual Communication Foundation 3
VC&D-1015 Digital Studio Basics 3
VCIM-1570 Web Publishing I: HTML 3
VCIM-1770 Web Publishing II: Site Theory & Construction 3
Select one of the following: 3
Animation for the Web and Media  
2D Design  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
VC&D-1200 Typography and Layout 3
VC&D-2701 Media Design 3
VCIM-2280 Web Publishing III: Media Rich Websites 3
VCIM-2290 Web Publishing IV: Data Driven Sites 3
Select one of the following: 3
Service-Learning Web and Interactive Studio  
Portfolio Preparation  
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30