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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Web Design (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to the design development process including research, ideation and iteration, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout, and composition techniques using industry-based software.

Description: This course introduces students to the planning and development of interactive media, with a special emphasis on web design.

Description: HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are widely used technologies to create and display content on the web. HTML is the primary language used for creating web pages including basic text formatting, linking between pages and adding images and other media. CSS is a styling language that enables the separation of content from style and provides precision control over the display including layout, colors and fonts. Students will learn to apply best practices for web design and create sites that enhance the usability and interactivity of the pages.


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental principles and elements of design, through the application of critical and creative thinking skills, messaging, and storytelling; understanding of social and cultural context, human behavior, color, typography, image and modeling, resulting in traditional and digital conceptualization of visual communication projects. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: The course will explore fundamental concepts in human-computer interaction (HCI) theory and usability and learn about various cutting-edge technologies to measure digital media environment design effectiveness. The coursework will allow students to learn to pay specific attention to user expectations and how they drive user behavior. The course's primary outcome is the design and management of usability study, then reporting that study's results.

Prerequisites: VIS 1140

Description: This course is an introduction to web design. Students will learn how to evaluate and develop quality websites by applying various web concepts. Students will learn how to use software to design and develop websites.

Prerequisites: VIS 1140 and VIS 1310 and CIS 1350


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.