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The Computer Studies: Web Designer Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of website design and development as a Web Designer. The role of the designer is to visually communicate the website message.
This program stresses the practical application of web development skills in real life projects. Students are expected to work in teams to create websites 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 websites 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 Front-End Developer, Web Designer, Front-End Designer, User Interface Designer, UIX Designer, Interface Architect, Web Creative Lead, Web Designer, Design Lead.
More information about Computer Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Department Web site.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- 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.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence .
The requirements for the Computer Studies: Web Designer Certificate program are:
Complete 28 units from
- Web Development Core Requirements
- Web Designer Emphasis Requirements
|Web Development Core Requirements - complete 12.00 units|
|CS 50A||Web Development 1||3.00|
|CS 50B||Web Development 2||3.00|
|CS 50C||Web Development 3||3.00|
|CS 57.11||Introduction to Social Media||3.00|
|Web Designer Emphasis Requirements - complete 16.00 units|
|CS 50.21||Web Design 1||3.00|
|CS 50.32||Web and Digital Media Projects||4.00|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|CS 74.11||Introduction to Digital Media||3.00|
|GD 72||Principles of Screen Design||3.00|
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.