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UX and Web Design, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 2_CN_UXW

Control Number: 42330

Not Financial Aid Eligible


This certificate will prepare students for a career in the areas of web design, user interface design, and user experience design. Students will learn design and technical skills applied to layout, aesthetics, functionality, user ability, and organization of websites and mobile apps. Industry preferred software for web design and mobile app creation will be used as well as hand coding methods.

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 process for creating websites and mobile apps.
  2. Design websites and mobile apps for use on multiple web browsers and mobile devices.
  3. Evaluate current websites and mobile apps.
  4. Utilize software to produce websites and mobile app projects.
  5. Use HTML5 and CSS, or latest versions, to code responsive websites.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
DART G160Interaction Design for Mobile3
DART G178Web Design I3
DART G1802D & 3D Motion Graphics for Web and User Interface3
DART G200Web Design II3
DART G240UI/UX Design3
Total Units18

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 G178Web Design I3
Units9
Course Title Units
Semester 2
DART G1802D & 3D Motion Graphics for Web and User Interface3
DART G200Web Design II3
Units6