Explore Web Design
Gain a foundation in web design (including knowledge of key applications, platforms, and programming languages) and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect with Champlain's online web design certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online bachelor's degree in web design & development or online bachelor's degree in computer information systems.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our web design certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a web design certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
Academic Excellence and Recognition
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction
Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Web development careers are expected to grow 13% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online web design undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online web design courses encompass the top skills needed by today's web design professionals.
Today's high-quality digital images are as much art as they are science. In this course, students learn to use Adobe Photoshop to prepare and create images for web use. Hands-on activities develop familiarity with tools like eyedropper and quick mask, but also challenge students to create vector shapes and incorporate typography into the design of an ebook cover. Students also must create an email campaign and redesign a web site to specifications.
From storyboard to form creation, students walk through the steps to create a basic four to five-page website to specification in this course that introduces HTML5 and CSS. Hands-on assignments reinforce skills development and best practices in design: navigation, column layout, image editing and usage, fonts and tables.
Great websites are created with specific audiences in mind and are the culmination of a process that includes creating messaging and developing a strategy that maps out the best content and functionality to reach the audience and influence its behavior. In this course, students begin with a SWOT analysis and development of a mission statement, and then create a sitemap and content, before publishing a website and blog.
Websites must balance technology with aesthetics. In this course, students study web design patterns and personas, and then create a wireframe storyboard with at least four panels designed for a standard desktop view. Students use Mockups 3.
Complete WEBD-110 and WEBD-125
Websites have three functions - to facilitate, enable and persuade - and are only useful if they can connect people and achieve definite goals. In this course, students learn to understand the concept of usability, and the roles of interaction, users, communication and collaboration as well as how to evaluate usability, and observe and test users.
WEBD-215 OR SDEV-230
Graduates of the online web design certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Practice a balanced perspective of web analysis and design, giving attention to both technology and aesthetic considerations.
- Apply a site analysis process to include a feasibility study followed by a detailed needs analysis, and culminating in site design proposals.
- Select appropriate interactive technologies to engage users, effectively communicate messages, and meet web standards.
- Use popular image-editing software to design commonly used web images and learn how to adjust images for web effects.
- Apply intuitive navigation structures and interactive elements to design effective, accessible and usable websites.
- Adobe Photoshop
- Mockups 3
Champlain College Online's web design faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our web design certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s web professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in web design program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:
- 3PLAY Media
- American Community Management
- Contour Products
- Computer Generated Solutions
- Turbine, Inc.
Titles our alumni hold include:
- Controls Technician
- Director of Training and Website Service
- Graphic Designer
- Quality Assurance Analyst
- Web Developer
Tuition & Costs
Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.
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