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Diploma Diploma in Web Design and Development

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Program Description

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development is the fastest-growing career in today’s economy, with a projected 20 percent growth rate by 2022. Web developers earn a median salary of $63,000 and up to $110,000 per year. They design and create websites and are responsible for a website’s look, as well as many of its technical aspects, such as performance and capacity.

The Diploma in Web Design and Development teaches you the essential webpage development skills, which you learn by developing websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You will write code manually; use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools; work with images; create hyperlinks; and add tables, forms, video, and audio to your webpages. Additionally, you will learn how to use HTML5 and JavaScript Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extend the functionality of webpages, including geolocation, drag-and-drop, canvas, and offline web applications.

Through the three units within the Diploma, you will learn how websites are developed as managed projects. You will gain a solid understanding of essential Adobe CC software; user interface design theory; principles of usability; a strong design sense; and the ability to creatively employ color, type, and layout. You also will identify e-commerce solutions and relate website development to business goals. Completion of this diploma establishes that you have foundational knowledge in developing basic websites.

This diploma is ideal for students and professionals who want a career in website design or marketing. The comprehensive, intensive course of study introduces you to many of the key areas of web design work. This blended-delivery diploma consists of asynchronous and synchronous lectures and demonstrations with hands-on studio-lab sessions to put your knowledge into action. Knowledge is assessed through project-based assignments and presentations. You will learn by developing and maintaining a series of website elements using authoring and scripting languages, creating content and digital media, and employing standards and technologies for business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce websites.

Work Product

As a participant in this program, you will be required to create a series of portfolio sites that showcase your understanding of, and ability to apply, web design and development principles, practices, and concepts. Additionally, you will give a 15-minute recorded final presentation that will include a five-minute Q&A to demonstrate presentation and communication skills. Once in the job market, you will be able to utilize this portfolio to illustrate your understanding and abilities within the web design and development cycle.

Job Skills

  • HTML knowledge
  • CSS knowledge
  • Design sensibility
  • JavaScript knowledge
  • Project management skills

 

Job Titles

  • UI Designer: strong user-centered design aesthetic; experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • UX Designer: strong understanding of layout, color, and typography; strong research and analytic skills
  • Visual Designer: a solid foundation in typography, layout, and design; demonstrated knowledge of interaction design and methodology
  • Art Director: the ability to conceptualize and execute creative ideas; working knowledge of web technologies
  • Front-End Developer: an understanding of web standards, compatibility, and best practices; familiarity with programming languages
  • Web Designer: the ability to work independently and in a team

Tuition: $2,200

Duration

2 semesters

You'll Walk Away With

  • The practical experience of designing and coding impressive multipage websites using current HTML and CSS coding skills
  • The ability to design and enhance web graphics using the industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite
  • Documented results of original and effective solutions to web design briefs
  • The capacity to employ a range of software and online resources, including text editors such as Notepad++, Sublime Text, cloud storage options, Server Integration, and FTP software
  • A portfolio of interactive enhancements to websites that contribute to an impressive user experience
  • The ability to use CSS to add stylistic enhancement to web content quickly and easily
  • An up-to-date skill set that includes HTML to create single and multipage websites

Required Program Curriculum

hand selected to give you the skills and training you need to start your new career

Web Foundations

Learn to develop websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Web I: Coding--HTML and CSS Essentials

Learn to use HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to create webpages that easily adapt to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and traditional PCs.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Web II: JavaScript for Designers

Learn about the use and the features of the JavaScript language for designing client-side, platform-independent solutions.

2017 Summer
1 section

JobFocus: Web Design and Development

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the field of web design and development.

2017 Summer
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have earned a high school degree

• Evidence of earning a high school degree or a GED

• If out of high school for 5 years or more, two years
  work experience required

 

Web Foundations

Learn to develop websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Web I: Coding--HTML and CSS Essentials

Learn to use HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to create webpages that easily adapt to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and traditional PCs.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Web II: JavaScript for Designers

Learn about the use and the features of the JavaScript language for designing client-side, platform-independent solutions.

2017 Summer
1 section

JobFocus: Web Design and Development

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the field of web design and development.

2017 Summer
1 section