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Web Design Certificate Program

Our Web Design Certificate Program was created by an advisory board of web designers and managers from the area’s leading employers and by a team of instructors with deep industry experience. This challenging program teaches skills that are directly transferable to the workplace. Hands-on classes offer high-level training in the most current industry practices and emphasize learning by doing. Instructors are respected professionals currently working in the field.

See an Overview Table of required and elective courses for more details. Courses in the program may be taken individually or as part of the full certificate program.

Program Components
Required courses comprise 177 course hours and focus on User Experience/User Interface, effective web design, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, scripting, and more.

Note: The program components for this Certificate have been updated beginning Winter Quarter 2016. Please see the Overview Table for a summary of changes and guidance for students who enrolled in the Web Design Certificate program prior to Winter Quarter 2016.

The Bellevue College Continuing Education Web Design Certificate Program offers a breadth of classes that can’t be found in other web design programs. Unlike other programs, BC CE’s program includes courses on user experience design, responsive design for a variety of devices, search engine optimization, and web accessibility, all of which are critical skills for any web design professional.

The program offers a broad range of non-required courses as well, including courses in web analytics, Adobe graphic design tools and WordPress.

The program culminates in the Capstone course, which focuses on completion of the Capstone Project. In this project, students build a website for themselves or the client of their choice. The project highlights the skills acquired in the other courses in the program and helps the student to prepare for a final class presentation on their design. Satisfactory completion of the Web Design Capstone Project is required to receive the Web Design Certificate.

Accommodating and Flexible
The program’s small classes let instructors give students personal attention. Classes are taught during evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
Our flexible program lets you start any quarter you like and finish at your own pace. You can take as few as one or two classes a week. Although the program can be completed in as little as 3 quarters (9 months), you may take as long as 3 years to earn your certificate.

Current Web Design Certificate Program Classes

  • Certificate Open House

    Are you seeking new skills for personal and professional development? Join us for our Certificate Open House on Monday, December 14th... More »

  • Web Design Certificate Program Information Session

    Getting started with a new training program can be a challenge because you may not have enough information to decide your first step. Find a... More »

  • After Effects CC

    Adobe After Effects is an industry standard for motion graphics and visual effects. Having Adobe offer so many products with Creative Cloud ... More »

  • Color in the Digital Age

    This course is designed for artists interested in color theory fundamentals and the practical application of color in graphic design. Learn ... More »

  • Design Principles

    Formerly Designing Effective Websites. Explore the planning and design phase of creating a user-focused site. This course pcovers the steps ... More »

  • Design Tools

    Learn the process of building a website and the various tools you can use. In this class you will explore the planning tools, text editors, ... More »

  • Developing Web Content

    This course is designed for writers who want to learn how to write effective web content. Students will learn how to focus on the reader, se... More »

  • HTML and CSS: Level 1

    Use the latest version of HTML to create the content of a web page with text, images and hyperlinks. Then enhance the look and feel of your ... More »

  • HTML and CSS: Level 2

    Build on the skills learned in HTML and CSS: Level 1 to develop more advanced web pages. You'll explore additional features for creating web... More »

  • Illustrator CC: Level 1

    Illustrator is a powerful vector illustration tool used to create artwork for the Web and print media. Topics: creating and editing shapes, ... More »

  • Illustrator CC: Level 2 - Color Your Vector World

    Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard for the vector art you see today. It’s used to create company branding, advertising and even com... More »

  • Illustrator CC: Level 2 - Font Master

    Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard for the vector art you see today. It’s used to create company branding, advertising and even com... More »

  • Illustrator CC: Level 2 - Shape Manipulation

    Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard for the vector art you see today. It’s used to create company branding, advertising and even com... More »

  • InDesign CC: Level 1

    InDesign is the benchmark tool for producing print-based brochures, flyers, business cards, or newsletters at your home or office. Topics in... More »

  • InDesign CC: Level 2

    This course is designed for those already familiar with the basic functions covered in the InDesign CC Level 1 class. Topics include interac... More »

  • jQuery Fundamentals

    This course is an introduction to the jQuery JavaScript framework and describes how to use it to add professional-quality code modules and U... More »

  • Photoshop CC: Level 1

    Photoshop offers an impressive array of tools for editing digital photos, scanned photographs and creating photorealistic images. This is an... More »

  • Photoshop CC: Level 2

    This course builds on the basic skills covered in the Photoshop: Level 1 class. Topics: using Adobe Bridge, processing images with camera ra... More »

  • Responsive Web Design

    Skilled web designers are adept at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of r... More »

  • Scripting for Web Designers

    This course is designed as an introduction to web page scripting for the designer. Students will learn how and when web page scripting is us... More »

  • Search Engine Optimization

    If you build it, will they come? This class will outline what you can do to help people find your website. Discover the steps you can take t... More »

  • User Experience Design Fundamentals

    This boot-camp style, project-based class simulates the work of the design team in implementing user experience design principles when plann... More »

  • User Experience Research

    A core skill for UX/UI professionals, this team-based, project-based, workshop-style course will teach you how to prepare, conduct, and anal... More »

  • Web Accessibility

    Study the current guidelines and requirements for making a website accessible to users with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation ... More »

  • Web Graphics

    This class focuses on optimizing graphics for effective and efficient presentation on a website. Optimization techniques include selecting a... More »

  • WordPress: Level 1

    WordPress is a free and open source online application used by professional designers to create websites. Though it is commonly used to writ... More »

  • Web Design Certificate Capstone

    This last required class in the Web Design Certificate Program helps prepare students for their final presentation. Combine all the elements... More »

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