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Web Graphic Production Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 17.5
A newer version of this program is available. View the latest version here.

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Term Effective: Summer 2010


This version of the certificate is no longer active. A newer version of this certificate is found listed as Computer Studies: Web Graphic Production

The 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 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:

  1. Demonstrate a competency in specific web development skills in the areas of coding, validation, image processing, and editing;
  2. apply the skills of effective communication, time management, problem solving, and client management, as they plan and produce a Web site;and
  3. evaluate the numerous tools available to create a web site and select the appropriate tools for the specific situation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Web Graphic Production Certificate program are:

  • Complete 17.5 units from
    • Web Graphic Production Core Requirements

Web Graphic Production Core Requirements - complete 17.50 units
CIS 58.51ACreating Webpages Using HTML & CSS 11.50
CIS 58.51BCreating Web Pages 2 - HTML1.50
CIS 58.51CIntroduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)3.00
CIS 58.54Web Content Development4.00
CIS 73.21Adobe Photoshop 13.00
CIS 73.22Adobe Photoshop 23.00
CIS 73.35AAdobe Illustrator 11.50

Term Effective: Summer 2010

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2012

Previous Versions:

Web Graphic Production - effective Fall 2008
Web Graphic Production - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Special program status granted by the State Chancellor's Office on 5/12/2010. 17.5 Unit program is now a Certificate of Achievement.

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