Web Design - What You'll Learn

Seattle Central College’s Web Design program was developed with input from industry experts to help students prepare for careers as user interface designers, web producers and other front-end design jobs.

As a Web Design student, you'll gain practical skills in design, scripting and project management, as well as usability testing and the ability to effectively communicate with the rest of your team. By studying modern web technologies like HTML5 and CSS, you'll be well-prepared for a variety of career roles after graduation.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Carry out project management skills related to web design such as:

  • Gather data to identify customer requirements
  • Develop and present design specifications and concept alternatives
  • Create and refine preliminary design mock-up
  • Plan and coordinate customer acceptance testing
  • Plan roll-out of new websites

Communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, using appropriate modes such as in-person presentation and electronic formats, tasks including:

  • Documenting application/website changes
  • Recommending web site improvements
  • Creating, updating or adapting web site content and integrating customer feedback
  • Developing and implementing usability testing

Implement websites through use of web technologies such as:

  • W3C standards, HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), computer graphics and animation, client-side scripting, typography and development environments such as databases.

Learn more about course planning for the Web Design degree and certificate programs.