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Web Graphic Designer

The role of the designer is to visually communicate the site's message. Web designers should have a good understanding of design principles including layout, interface design, color theory, and typography.

In the Web Site Development Web Graphic Designer Certificate of Achievement program, designers gain understanding of how images should be created for display on the Web, as well as the basic knowledge of Web site construction. The program stresses a thorough understanding of HTML and Photoshop. Students will be expected to design Web sites to meet the standards of clients from the community.

A successful Web designer exhibits a strong work ethic, perfectionist standards, patience, strong people skills, and shows an attention to detail.

Job titles include Web Graphic Artist, Web Graphic Designer, Interface Architect, Web Creative Lead, Web, HTML Designer, and Design Lead.

E-mail the certificate coordinator for further information.

Web Graphic Designer Certification Coursework
Course # Course Name Units Delivery
first semester course of study 7.5 CL OL
CS 50.11A
Creating Web Pages 1 - HTML 1.5 X
CS 50.11B Creating Web Pages 2 - HTML 1.5 X X
CS 70.11A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0 X X
APGR 72 Principles of Screen Design 1.5   X
second semester course of study 13.0 CL OL
CS 50.21A Webpage Design with Cascading Style Sheets and Graphics 1.5   X
CS 50.21B Advanced Web Graphic Projects 1.5   X
CS 50.11C Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 3.0   X
CS 50.31 or
CS 99I
Web Content Development
or Occupational Work Experience Internship
4.0 X
CS/GD elective 3 units of electives from list below 3.0 X X
third semester course of study 8.5 CL OL
CS 50.32 Web/Interactive Media Projects 4.0 X X
CS 50.25 Creating an Electronic Portfolio for the World Wide Web 1.5   X
CS/GD elective 3 units of electives from list below 3.0 X X
  Total Units 29.0    

Elective Options - Choose 6 units
Course # Course Name Units CL
CS 71.11A Adobe Illustrator 1 1.5 X  
CS 71.11B Adobe Illustrator 2 1.5 X  
CS 70.11B Adobe Photoshop 2 3.0 X X
CS 70.12 Photoshop Advanced Concepts 4.0 X X
CS 70.13 Image Correction & Restoration w/Adobe Photoshop 3.0 X X
GD 20 Typography and Letterforms 3.0 X  
GD 53 Design Techniques in Illustrator 3.0 X  

CL = classroom
OL = online