Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instruction. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.
This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a Web Design foundation, learn industry-standard software programs, and produce a well-rounded and dynamic portfolio. Students learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites, and use industry-related programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Animate in their website designs. In addition, this program introduces students to HTML and CSS for Web publishing, as well as essential topics such as accessibility standards, color, typography, and composition. Web Design graduates develop a professional design process for building a Web site, from conception to launch.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
Recent studies indicate that strong growth in web design jobs, particularly in the consulting sector, is expected over the next few years. Career opportunities that will allow students to communicate and captivate with the skills learned in this program include:
- Web Designer
- Internet Site Designer
- Website Developer
- Intranet Site Designer
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM).
- Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system.
- Word Processing
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in one database application.
- Office Skills
Internet Fundamentals and Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users
- Web Design
Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career