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Graphic Design Website Design, Certificate of Specialization

Banner code: 2_CE_GDWSD
Financial aid: Not eligible 

This certificate will prepare the student for a career in the field of web design. The focus is upon web design skills in designing the look, layout, functionality and organization of websites.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Web Designer
  • Animator
  • Corporate Designer
  • In-house Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Editorial Designer
  • Typography Designer
  • Illustrator

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the web page design process.
  2. Design and build simple web pages.
  3. Design and build advanced web pages.
  4. Evaluate current web pages on the Internet.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

This certificate focuses on skill-based competency, so the student can quickly move into the workplace. Therefore, there is an emphasis on updating or learning newly emerging technologies. The coursework for the Certificate of Specialization must be under 18 units. This certificate is not approved by the State, there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation, and it is not recorded on a transcript. In order to earn a Certificate of Specialization, all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. Fifty percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
DART G135Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator3
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
DART G178Introduction To Web Page Design3
DART G180Introduction To Web Animation3
DART G200Advanced Web Design3
Total Units15

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general maps for students to finish all requirements for the Certificate. There may be advisories or time requirements that students may want to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
DART G135Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator3
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
DART G178Introduction To Web Page Design3
Units9
Course Title Units
Semester 2
DART G180Introduction To Web Animation3
DART G200Advanced Web Design3
Units6