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.