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Web Design Technical Diploma

Program Code: 311522

Imagine yourself in the exciting world of web design! As a Web Design Technician graduate, you're prepared to design and develop dynamic websites, code website formatting styles, develop interactive web graphics, create functional website navigation, test website usability, and upload and manage websites. Career opportunities include website developer, front end web developer, user experience designer, user interface designer, and graphic and interface designer.

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
• Web Development, 101522
All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:
• Web Design, 901352

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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.

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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.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2017Spring 2018Summer 2018
Green Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Web Design Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101)
10-111-101
Photoshop Fundamentals
3
10-152-185
Website Coding
3
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
3
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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-109, Pre Algebra with a “C” or better; 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better)
10-890-101
College 101
1
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.
SEMESTER TOTAL
11
SECOND SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-135-115
Online Search Strategies
3
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
3
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)
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores; 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
THIRD SEMESTER
10-135-151
Website Design
3
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 Sys
3
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)
10-135-199
Web Dev Career Experience
2
10-135-199 WEB DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation)
SEMESTER TOTAL
8
TOTAL CREDITS
29
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

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.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during the year contact your academic advisor.

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