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.
Required courses comprise 166.5 course hours and focus on effective web design, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, jQuery, scripting, and more. Electives comprise the remaining 20 class hours. Students must complete 186.5 course hours to earn the certificate.
The Bellevue College Continuing Education (BC CE) 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 separate required courses on search engine optimization, web accessibility, or user experience design and separate electives on responsive design for a variety of devices or designing for mobile sites.
The program offers a broad range of other electives too, including basic courses in Flash, web analytics, web content development, and WordPress and an advanced course in Photoshop.
The program culminates in the Capstone course, which focuses on completion of the Capstone Project. In this project, students build a portfolio 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.
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.
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Explore the planning and design phase of creating a user-focused website. This course provides the steps to take before you build your websi... More »
Enhance the look and feel of your website using cascading style sheets for formatting web pages. Study correct style sheet syntax and how to... More »
Study the current guidelines and requirements for making a website accessible to users with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation ... More »
Apply advanced CSS techniques to enhance the appearance and usability of your website. Learn how to create vertical and horizontal navigatio... More »
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 »
Use proven methods to evaluate the success of your website and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Apply relevant data to streamline your... More »
This class focuses on optimizing graphics for effective and efficient presentation on a website. Optimization techniques include selecting a... More »
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 »
This last required class in the Web Design Certificate Program helps prepare students for their final presentation. Combine all the elements... More »
WordPress is a free and open source online application used by professional designers to create websites. Though it is commonly used to writ... More »
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 »
This course is designed for artists interested in color theory fundamentals and the practical application of color in graphic design. Learn ... More »
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 »
Designed for students who have taken at least two web design classes, this session will help you determine next steps and plan your path to ... More »
HTML gives you the building blocks to create your own web pages in this hands-on course. Use these blocks to create a basic web page with te... More »
Build on the skills learned in the HTML: Level 1 and CSS: Level 1 classes to develop more advanced web pages. You'll explore additional feat... More »
Skilled web designers are adept at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of r... More »
This course introduces Adobe's HTML 5 authoring tool for creating interactive and animated web content. Create web content that displays con... More »
Practice authoring interactive media and Web applications using HTML5 and its canvas tag. This project based course would begin with simple ... More »
Create a dynamic website using WordPress and cloud hosting. WordPress a powerful blogging platform that runs more the 10% of all web sites ... More »
Illustrator is a powerful vector illustration tool used to create artwork for the Web and print media. Topics: creating and editing shapes, ... More »
InDesign is the benchmark tool for producing print-based brochures, flyers, business cards, or newsletters at your home or office. Topics in... More »
Photoshop offers an impressive array of tools for editing digital photos, scanned photographs and creating photorealistic images. This is an... More »
This course builds on the basic skills covered in the Photoshop: Level 1 class. Topics: using Adobe Bridge, processing images with camera ra... More »
Illustrator is a vector-drawing environment for creating graphics that scale across media. Capture your vision with shapes, color, effects, ... More »
Discover the basic concepts of Flash for design and development of media. Learn how to use drawing tools, import images, create vector graph... More »
In this project-based course, you will use Dreamweaver’s tools to create a website. Topics: setting up the Dreamweaver environment, defini... More »
This boot-camp style, project-based class simulates the work of the design team in implementing user experience design principles when plann... More »