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Web Design Technician Program Code 311522

Technical Diploma

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

The Web Design technical diploma provides learners the ability to develop web sites by learning how to design and code functional graphics, interfaces, navigation, animations, page formatting and styles.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment as a:

Web (site) Developer

Front End Web Developer

User Experience (ux) Designer

User Interface (ui) Designer

Graphic and Interface Designer

Some positions may require additional education and/or work experience.

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

. 901352, Web Design

Program Outcomes

. Perform or direct web site updates.
. Design content, graphics and digital assets for web sites.
. Develop front-end Web user interfaces.
. Implement web site content and graphics to meet user needs.
. Convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
. Redesign existing websites with compliant Web techniques.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. Completed one year of high school algebra or equivalency.
. Computer familiarity and ability to use a keyboard and mouse.
. Minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55: Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Web Design Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

FIRST SEMESTER

10-111-101 Macintosh-Image Editing
3
10-152-185 Website Coding
3
10-804-133 Math & Logic
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
SECOND SEMESTER

10-135-115 Online Search Strategies
3
10-135-150 Web Graphic Design
3
10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
9
THIRD SEMESTER

10-102-100 Bus and Info Tech Occup Prep
1
10-135-151 Website Design
3
10-135-155 Web Content Management Sys
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
7

TOTAL CREDITS
26

Curriculum Note
* The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-102-100 BUS AND INFO TECH OCCUP PREP ...career exploration, self- exploration, career planning, career placement, job seeking skills. This course should not be taken before the 3rd semester or completing at least half of the core program courses.

10-111-101 MACINTOSH-IMAGE EDITING ...(Adobe Photoshop + Adobe Acrobat) scanning, editing, color correcting and creating composite montage photographs. Prepare images for publication in print. An introduction to manipulating bitmap images.

10-135-115 ONLINE SEARCH STRATEGIES ...understanding of how search engines relate to the success of a website or web-based business by investigating the primary search engines and the tactics that can be used to increase visibility within search engines.

10-135-150 WEB GRAPHIC DESIGN ...(Adobe Photoshop) design and prepare graphics for the web including graphics for backgrounds, rollover effects, navigation, and badges. Also includes techniques for optimization and transparency. (Prerequisites: 10-111-101, Macintosh Image Editing; 10-152-185, Website Coding)

10-135-151 WEBSITE DESIGN ...(Adobe Dreamweaver) use standards based HTML5 and CSS3 to design, develop and deploy websites; including: browser compatibility, FTP, forms, multi-media, RSS, and site management. (Prerequisite: 10-135-150, Web Graphic Design; 10-804-133, Math & Logic)

10-135-155 WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ...(WordPress CMS) install, configure and customize using themes and plugins. Analyze security, user management, blog usage and mobile development. Develop using HTML5, CSS3, PHP and MySQL. (Prerequisite: 10-135-150, Web Graphic Design)

10-152-185 WEBSITE CODING ...create code for generating the structure, function, and design of static websites using standards-based HTML5 and CSS3; validate code; test multi-browser and multi-device functionality.

10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.