The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Computer Studies: Web Graphic Production Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development. Web Graphic Production graduates are responsible for processing the majority of graphics found at a Website. Possible job titles include: Web Graphic Production Assistant, Web Production Artist, Art Production, Web Design Assistant and Web Graphic Artist Assistant. The training stresses usage of the Web as a platform to deliver solutions to business problems. Students will gain an understanding of the relevant Web technologies, the most common software and hardware products, the resources necessary to support a site, and the requirements of site maintenance. The curriculum includes basic production techniques, HTML, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and the design process.
This program stresses the practical application of Web development skills on real life projects. Students are expected to work in teams to create Web sites for non-profit organizations in Sonoma County. The ability to work in a group, communicate with a client, resolve problems, meet deadlines, and understand the Web development cycle are just as important as understanding HTML or creating graphics. This hands-on approach ensures that as students complete the program, they will have practical experience, as well as working Web sites to feature in an electronic portfolio.
The Internet has become a powerful force in the Bay Area and national economy. The selection of Web-related jobs has grown with the demand. There are many different Web specialties, and most companies plan to expand their Web operations further.
More information about Computer Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a competency in specific web development skills in the areas of coding, validation, image processing, and editing;
- apply the skills of effective communication, time management, problem solving, and client management, as they plan and produce a Web site; and
- evaluate the numerous tools available to create a web site and select the appropriate tools for the specific situation.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence website.