Web Design - Course Planning

As a student in the Web Design program at Seattle Central College, you will share many core classes with students in other Information Technology (IT) programs in order to gain a more complete understanding of what it's like to work as part of a web team on large-scale projects.

Web Design students have the option of earning a certificate or going on to complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.


Students must meet eligibility to enroll in ENGL&101 Composition I and MATH 098 Intermediate Algebra. These courses do not have to be taken to complete the certificate.Prior to enrolling in the Web Design program, you should complete the following courses with a minimum grade of a 2.0 GPA.

ITC 102: Information Systems Concepts
5 credits
Intro to computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development and the evolving role of computers in society. Waiver for prior experience or test out is possible.

BTM 111: Business Applications Support I
5 credits
Intro to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Personal Information Management and Presentation software. Creating letters, business correspondence, spreadsheets and presentations commonly used in business settings. Waiver for prior experience or test out is possible. Previously known as MIC 101.

Web Design Program Courses

During the program students will take classes in typography, Adobe Photoshop, user-centered design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, content management systems and more.

BTM 260 Project Management
5 Credits

WEB 110 Web Authoring I
5 Credits

WEB 112 Typography for the Web
4 Credits

WEB 114 Photoshop for the Web
3 Credits

WEB 120 Web Authoring II
5 Credits

WEB 130 Web Authoring III
5 Credits

WEB 150 Introduction to Javascript
5 Credits

WEB 160 Writing for the Web
2 Credits

WEB 170 Content Management Systems
5 Credits

WEB 200 Theory of Web Design
5 Credits

WEB 202 User Centered Web Design
5 Credits

WEB 204 User Research Methods
5 Credits

WEB 205 Web Career Strategies
2 Credits

WEB 210 Advanced Web Design
5 Credits

ITC 240 Web Applications I
5 Credits

ITC 220 Database Development
5 Credits

ITC 197 Work Experience
1 Credit

Total Certificate credits = 72 (Not Including Prerequisites)

AAST-Degree - Web Design Certificate plus

  • BUS 240 Internet Law - 5 Credits
  • ENGL&101 Composition I - 5 Credits
  • HUM 105 Intercultural Communications - 5 Credits
  • MATH& 146 Statistics - 5 Credits
  • Natural World Science Course OR ICS Social Science Course - 5 Credits
  • ITC 285 Capstone Project - 5 Credits

Total Credits = 30
Total for AAS–T Degree credits = 102 (after prereqs)

Class Schedule