Course Detail: CMP300 - Web Design Professional Certificate

Begin a career as a website designer. Learn the skills to create an engaging user experience across multiple display devices.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Microsoft® Office products, basic computer skills, and proficient keyboarding skills.

Learn to use the most current web page language to structure web content. In this fast-paced program students will discover how to control design and layout using cascading style sheets while incorporating links, images, tables and lists. Explore effective web site planning, as well as, learn how to build interactive forms, embed audio and video, and advanced features using Custom Style Sheets (CSS).

  • Learn how to create interactive web pages to achieve more effective communication with your audience.
  • Create and manage website content using web-standard HTML code with visual editing tools.
  • Create web pages, focusing on the content, styling, and design.
  • Retain user interest by means of providing an engaging user experience across multiple display devices.

Program Highlights:
- Plan and create a home page and supporting web pages using any text editor
- Insert bulleted and numbered lists
- Display tabular data
- Work with images for design and background
- Create and format links
- Control site design and structure through CSS
- Learn effective techniques for organizing content and structure
- Embed audio and video
- Discover advanced techniques in CSS
- Incorporate special fonts
- Create editable content
- Discover techniques for testing sites

Students will create or update an existing website to apply skills learned throughout the course
 and will present their final Capstone Project at the end of the program.

Career Outlook:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 20% employment growth for Web Developers in the next 5 years. During that period, about 28,500 new jobs will need to be filled in an industry that already has roughly 141,400 positions.

The expansion of e-commerce is expected to be the main driver of Web Developer job growth in the next decade. As more companies offer or expand their online retail presence, more Web Designers will be needed to build the websites visited by consumers to purchase their favorite products. Increased reliance on mobile search is another reason the industry's employment growth should remain strong.

Adobe® Dreamweaver® Creative Cloud is an all-in-one visual development tool that allows you to create, publish, and manage websites and mobile content.

Dreamweaver® CC allows users to create clean web-standard code with visual editing tools. Students will also learn to maintain and administer your website with Dreamweaver's site and page management tools. The website and pages you create will reflect your content and design and will be professionally accurate for your site visitors.

If you are already familiar with creating web pages, using Adobe® Dreamweaver® CC, this program will teach you the skills to enhance web pages by means of adding advanced functions such as navigational controls, media elements, and forms.

It is also essential to ensure that your websites are compatible with various modern day display devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and smartphones. Dreamweaver® will help you create fluid CSS layouts, implement mobile integration techniques, and share files over a server to work in a collaborative manner.

This class has two options to participate:

1. Fully in-person at Purdue Fort Wayne. Students will participate in the live sessions during the scheduled course days and times. Adobe® Dreamweaver® CC will be available in the classroom computer lab.

2. Fully online via Zoom. Students will participate in the live sessions during the scheduled course days and times. (Online Course Requirements: Students should have access to Adobe® Dreamweaver® CC, a reliable internet connection, and a working computer camera and microphone).

Student Testimonials:

"The strongest-point of this program was the way the instructor interacted with the class. He was keen to make sure everyone was on track and he didn't have a pre-disposed position on what the class may/may-not have already known, which I found especially compelling." - Former Student

"This course had strong materials and great instructor guidance." - Former Student

This class also qualifies for the Professional Certificate in Digital Media. To learn more, visit the program page here:  PFW Professional Certificate in Digital Media

Students have the option to take this program fully online via Zoom. Students will participate in the live sessions during scheduled course days and times. Students are required to utilize the camera and microphone to participate in this interactive class. Class participation enhances the online learning experience.

Online Course Requirements: Students should have access to a reliable internet connection, and a working computer camera and microphone.

Instructor Todd Raines is the IT Training Coordinator at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Raines was the recipient of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Mid-America Region Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service Award.

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