Certificate of Proficiency | 29 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-3361
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisors Cindy Clark, SCC, 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisors Gordon Storrs, SCC, 1.061MD (801) 957-3361
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica -Assistant Professor, BFA Graphic Design, MFA Graphic Communications Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, AS General, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Assistant Professor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration
Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
The Web Graphic Design Certificate of Proficiency is designed to prepare students to design websites from concept to completion and includes coursework in basic design principles, website architecture, graphic design, web animation, audio and video production, and website promotion. Students will prepare a portfolio of websites they can use to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
Upon completion of program, students will qualify for work as assistants or junior web designers.
This certificate is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.
Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and graphic software.
Estimated Cost for Students
In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, web design students may expect to pay an estimated $300 for books, hosting and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.
Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
|Students will be able to design and create complete information architecture of a website to industry standards while demonstrating substantive field knowledge, critical thinking and effective communication.
||1, 2, 4, 7
|Students will demonstrate competencies to design and create web site assets, such as buttons, illustrations, images, video, and sound, and so on in appropriate formats using industry standard coding and appropriate software.
||1, 4, 6, 7
|Students will be able to incorporate visual communication design principles including color theory, typography, and layout into websites.
||1, 4, 7
|Students will be able to export appropriate image and associated web assets compressed appropriately. The site effectiveness will be evaluated by both peer teams and the instructor.
||1, 3, 4, 7