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Web Design

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Design provides students with comprehensive and focused studies in web design, including advanced image manipulation, vector graphics, page layout, video editing and design principles. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Web Development and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Web Design/Development are also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Web Design (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5986
Total Credits Required
38-43
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design websites using knowledge of computer information systems, including security, computer concepts, web delivery system architecture, and file management.
  2. Research, plan, design, develop, test, publish, and maintain websites.
  3. Create complex websites using current standards in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Javascript.
  4. Research and utilize best practices in user interface, user experience, accessibility and search engine optimization to build complex websites.
  5. Design and implement e-commerce solutions.
  6. Construct a website using a content management system.
  7. Apply project management skills to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  8. Adhere to industry accepted professional, legal, and ethical practices.
  9. Communicate professionally in formal and informal situations to diverse audiences.
  10. Collaborate with others to address web design challenges.
  11. Create digital media content using principles of design.
  12. Select design elements and composition appropriate to the project.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers

$63,470

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS136 Content Management Systems: WordPress 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II 3
CIS235 E-Commerce 3
ADA/ART183 or
(ART100 and
ART181)
or
ART112
Digital Graphic Arts I or (Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design I) or Two-Dimensional Design 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DB Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DA or
CIS120DK
Introduction to Adobe Premiere or Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3
CIS220DF Adobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging 3
RE Restricted Electives Select 2 to 6 credits in consultation with your program advisor to further develop skills in the areas of Adobe, Art, Social Media, Marketing, Business and/or Multimedia 2–6

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS136 Content Management Systems: WordPress 3
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS235 E-Commerce 3
ADA/ART183 or
(ART100 and
ART181)
or
ART112
Digital Graphic Arts I or (Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design I) or Two-Dimensional Design 3–4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DB Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS120DA or
CIS120DK
Introduction to Adobe Premiere or Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
CIS220DF Adobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives Select 2 to 6 credits in consultation with your program advisor to further develop skills in the areas of Adobe, Art, Social Media, Marketing, Business and/or Multimedia 2–6
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Web Design (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=154038).


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