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This version of the certificate is no longer active. A newer version of this certificate is found listed as Computer Studies: Web Graphic Designer
The Web Site Development: Web Graphic Designer Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of Web site design and development as a Web Designer. The role of the designer is to visually communicate the Web site message.
Web designers should have a good understanding of design principles including layout, interface design, color theory, and typography. Designers need to understand how images need to be created for display on the Web, as well as a basic knowledge of Web site construction. The program stresses a thorough understanding of HTML, Photoshop, Principles of Design, Illustrator, and the Web development cycle. Students will be expected to design Web sites to meet the standards of clients from the community.
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 is 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.
A successful Web Designer exhibits strong work ethics, perfectionist standards, patience, strong people skills and attention to detail.
Job titles include Web Graphic Artist, Web Graphic Designer, Interface Architect, Web Creative Lead, Web Designer, Design Lead.
More information about Computer and Information Sciences programs can be found at the Computer and Information Sciences Department Web site.
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, user interface, and graphic design;
- 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 tool for the specific situation.
The requirements for the Web Site Development: Web Graphic Designer Certificate program are:
Complete 29 units from
- Web Graphic Designer Emphasis Requirements
|Web Graphic Designer Emphasis Requirements - complete 29.00 units|
|CS 50.11A||Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 1||1.50|
|CS 50.11B||Creating Webpages Using HTML & CSS 2||1.50|
|CS 50.11C||Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|CS 50.31||Web Content Development||4.00|
|CS 99I||Computer Studies Occupational Work Experience Intern||0.50-8.00|
|APGR 72||Principles of Screen Design||1.50|
|CS 50.21A||Webpage Design with Cascading Style Sheets and Graphics||1.50|
|CS 50.21B||Advanced Web Graphics Projects||1.50|
|CS 50.25||Creating an Electronic Portfolio for the World Wide Web||1.50|
|CS 50.32||The Business of Website Production||4.00|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|APGR 20||Introduction to Typography||3.00|
|APGR 54.1||Production Techniques in Illustrator||3.00|
|APGR 54||Commercial Illustration||3.00|
|CS 70.11B||Adobe Photoshop 2||3.00|
|CS 70.12||Photoshop Advanced Concepts||4.00|
|CS 70.13||Image Correction and Restoration with Adobe Photoshop||3.00|
|CS 71.11A||Adobe Illustrator 1||1.50|
|CS 71.11B||Adobe Illustrator 2||1.50|
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.