Academic Catalogs

UX Design, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_UXDS
Control Number: 22384

The UX Design Certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position in the UX/UI Design Industry. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create original digital art used to integrate user research, psychology, as well as, text,images, animation, video, and other content into effective user interface design. Students will create prototypes that explore,demonstrate, and verify the effectiveness of their design solutions for the Web, Apps, Watches, and/or other Interactive Design Products. Digital Media Arts and Design is an important sector of the economy and industry is eager to find qualified candidates who not only understand practical knowledge of UX/UI design principles, but also know how to collaborate with fellow designers,stakeholders, clients.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate skill in design utilizing industry standard user experience design and visual design software.
  2. Design and create website and mobile app projects and prototypes, that demonstrate knowledge of design for different screens, user interface design, and best practices in typography, design and navigation.
  3. Create a portfolio utilizing a variety of design techniques for the purpose of gaining employment and/or acceptance to an Art College or University.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ART A110 Color and Design: Two-Dimensional 3
DMAD A117 Rapid Illustration Techniques 3
DMAD A151 History of Graphic Design 3
DMAD A181 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
Semester 2
DMAD A115 Typography I 3
DMAD A182 Graphic Design 3
DMAD A190 Illustrator for Design 3
DMAD A193 Photoshop for Design 3
Year 2
Semester 1
DMAD A200 Designing for the Web 3
DMAD A203 UX/UI Design 3
Semester 2
ART A180
Professional Studies
or Studio Internship
DMAD A288 Digital Portfolio Development 3
 Total Units35-35.5