Learn the skills to design visual aspects of a website that incorporate aesthetic appeal and psychological effect that directs users to information they are seeking and motivates them to take action. Students will learn the connection between web technologies and the presentation of information on a web page to deliver media and interactive content that meets the needs of users.

  • Practice a balanced perspective of web analysis and design, giving attention to both technology and aesthetic considerations.
  • Apply a site analysis process to include a feasibility study followed by a detailed needs analysis, and culminating in site design proposals.
  • Select appropriate interactive technologies to engage users, effectively communicate messages, and meet web standards.
  • Use popular image-editing software to design commonly used web images and learn how to adjust images for web effects.
  • Apply intuitive navigation structures and interactive elements to design effective, accessible and usable websites.

Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.


Course #TitleCredits
WEBD 110Designing Digital Images for the Web3
WEBD 210Writing for the Web3
WEBD 215Website Design3
WEBD 240Animation and Interactivity I3
WEB 370Web Usability and Design3
Plus 1 of the following electives:
WEBD 340Animation and Interactivity II3
WEBD 120Introduction to Virtual Worlds3
WEBD 320Streaming Media Technology3
SDEV 200Wireless3
 Total 18

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