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Web Design and Development

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Move beyond first generation HTML-based web pages and create interactive, state-of-the-art, web-based applications that support the demands of tomorrow's e-business processes. Whether you are experienced or relatively new to the field, achieving your Web Design and Development Certificate is a significant advancement in your career development.

The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to design and implement effective and dynamic websites. Students pursuing the certificate have the option of taking either the Web Design track or the Web Development track, depending on their particular area of interest.

Web Design Track

This track prepares students for careers as professional website designers, including those who are interested in designing the look, layout, and organization of websites.

Web Development Track

This track prepares students for careers as professional web developers, including those who are interested in developing functional aspects of websites including database integration, programming, and other server-side components.

Note: Students may mix courses from both tracks for certificate completion.

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of combined 9 units of required courses and 6 units of elective courses totaling a minimum of 15 units (150 hours) of instruction with a grade of "C" or higher in each course.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

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Program Benefits

  • Design, implement, publish, and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools and digital media
  • Learn how to clearly organize a consistent and functional website from both a user and business perspective
  • Evaluate scripting code to ensure that it is valid, properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices or operating systems
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types
  • Construct, extract, transform, and present database resident content directly into a web delivery mechanism

Who Should Enroll

Current and future uses of the web require a knowledge of distributed computing and security issues as well as web development, server maintenance and application support. People working in this area need to refresh their skill-set to allow them to work in the more complex, security conscious and regulated environment which currently prevails. This certificate program is for:

  • Individuals interested in entering into the web design field
  • Individuals interested in building and maintaining their own websites
  • Graphic designers, multimedia designers and marketing professionals who want to increase their expertise in the area of web design
  • Those already working in the field who want to keep up with this rapidly changing industry