Web Design Professional
Students must first complete all requirements of the Web Design Essentials Certificate (15 credits)*
Select 9 credits from these options:
- Introduction to Programming
- Emerging Tools for the Web Workshop
In this workshop, review latest trends and the newest tools for web design. Review the front-end web designer workfl ow to improve your wireframing tools, explore alternatives to Photoshop and/or Illustrator such as Sketch and Pixelmator and some in-the-browser tools (MACAW, Adobe Edge Refl ow). Test desktop designs on mobile interfaces (Sketch, Coda, iOS) to stay current in this changing industry. Prerequisite: Web I or equivalent experience.
- Evaluating Content Management Systems Workshop
Examine, discuss and compare CMS options (Drupal, Joomla, MODX) to WordPress. Assess the functionality of a CMS and its ability to meet the client’s needs including an examination of open source and commercial CMS solutions and WordPress and MODX similarities and differences. In addition, the workshop considers getting a custom theme into MODX and building a blog in MODX. Prerequisite: Web II and WordPress Development Workshop or equivalent experience.
- Mobile Application Design
This course teaches the fundamentals of designing for mobile applications. You will learn about user experience and user interface design standards for both iOS and Android mobile applications. Also learn the fundamental differences between the two main mobile platforms and how to design unique experiences that follow the design paradigms for each. User experience and user interface patterns for each platform are examined so you can create engaging mobile experiences that take into account content, platform and use cases. Prerequisite: Usability + Responsive Design or relevant experience.
- Fundamentals of Digital Operations + Project Management
Are you freelancing, starting a design services-based business, or looking to become a member of an existing design and development team? This course on digital agency operations, business development and project management offers a comprehensive guide to the potential and pitfalls inherent in web-based projects. All aspects of digital agency operations are examined, from finding the right clients and negotiating the best price for your services, to contract writing basics and effectively scheduling and managing your workflow. Perform the steps an operations industry professional follows in planning, running, tracking and completing projects. By the end of this course you will be able to scope potential web-based work, create project tasks and identify and confirm user requirements, including interviewing techniques, and present solutions to common web-based project problems. Prerequisite: Web Design I or Overview of Social Media or equivalent experience.
- Server-Side Web Development – PHP + AJAX
- Usability + User Experience
This course explores the user-centered design paradigm via readings, case studies, research and testing, and hands-on design exercises, providing theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to understand the user-centered web development process and to manage a web project from start to finish. You will be exposed to the entire user-centered website design process, from planning and discovery to launch, promotion and maintenance. Prerequisite: Web III or equivalent experience.
- WordPress Workshop
Learn how to use the WordPress Content Management System as the backbone and platform of all development projects. This is an advanced, intensive and comprehensive class geared to give developers the tools to develop solid websites using the open-source technology of WordPress. This course will help you understand WordPress so you can make it work for you and your clients without having to do all the heavy lifting of development yourself. Prerequisite: Web II or equivalent experience.
- Capstone Project: Web Design Professional
This course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Web Design Certificate program. At its core, this course focuses on project management skills, planning and the creation of a successful website that meets the needs and expectations of a real-world client. You must arrive at the first class session having identified a client for your project. This course concludes with a formal presentation to a panel of instructors and students. Prerequisite: This class is for Web Design Certificate enrollees only; successful completion of all prerequisite classes is mandatory.
|Total Minimum Required||27.0||10 courses (including 2 labs)|
*For those not proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, up to 6.0 additional credits may be required beyond the 27 total required credits.