Course Info

In this two year course, students will learn how to design and code websites. In a project-based environment, students will master the three coding languages of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In the second year of this course students will learn employment skills, project management and entrepreneurship as they create and run a web design business. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and applying higher-end skills in responsive design and JavaScript. Students in both years of the course are prepared for several industry-recognized certifications from Adobe and Microsoft.

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Web Design Foundations

The main goal of the first year in this program is to prepare students for the rapidly expanding opportunities in Web design and Development. Students learn and apply proper design principles while developing solid coding skills in web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Additionally, students learn to create, manipulate, and optimize images and multimedia content for the web. Students in the program use the latest industry standard web design software from the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Qualified students are eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams from Microsoft and Adobe.


The following certifcations are earned in the first year of the program:

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    Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) Dreamweaver
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    Microsoft® Technology Associate HTML/CSS
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    N.O.C.T.I. Workplace Readiness Certification

The following certifcations are earned in the second year of the programs:

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    Microsoft® Technology Associate JavaScript
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    N.O.C.T.I. Virtual Enterprise
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Advanced Web Design

Students in the Advanced Web Design class, the second year of the program, apply strong knowledge of current web technologies in a variety of design projects. The disciplinary focus is on developing more intricate and complex web design technologies such as JavaScript and Responsive Web Design in a highly project-based environment.

While continuing to develop strong technical skills, the students provide web design services to potentially hundreds of "virtual" businesses around the country. Using the Virtual Enterprise model of learning, students start a simulated web design business within the classroom. They leverage their technical skills to provide websites for various client needs that work on any device including: desktop browsers, smart phones, and tablets. This unique approach enables -not only the application of the students' skills in a real world environment, but it also develops an excellent foundation in employment processes, project management and customer interaction. Students also prepare for advanced industry recognized certifications.