Get the Skills to Be a Web/Graphic Designer or Developer

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Combine your creative skills and technical savvy with the Web Design degree program at Laurus College for career success

Web Design Training in 2 Years*

The Associate of Science degree in Web Design prepares students for a career in the expansive web design
industry. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an eye for design and gain an understanding of the theories and technologies required to build and maintain effective web pages and other web-based solutions.

The program includes training in page construction, coding and scripting techniques, principles of design, content creation, and usability design. Students learn the skills needed to leverage existing technologies and frameworks to build mobile-ready, responsive web sites quickly and easily.

Here’s How You’ll Grow With Us

The goal of this Associate Degree program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in web design, front-end development, digital marketing, brand development, usability design, and content creation. As part of the curriculum, student will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Web Page Authoring
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Management
  • Client-Side Scripting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web Frameworks
  • Digital Business Development
  • Digital Advertising
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Content Creation
  • Social Media Management
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing

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The Big Three of Web Design & Development

Web Authoring courses focus on crafting web pages utilizing modern coding techniques to create mobile-ready, responsive web sites using semantically correct code. Students also learn how to leverage existing technologies and frameworks to build pages and sites quickly and easily, and to apply both client and server-side code to improve their user experience.

Digital Marketing courses focus on researching and applying data toward creating campaigns that meet both user and business goals. They equip students with the primary concepts and skills necessary to manage social media communities and to design, develop, and deploy touch points to maximize conversions.

Content Creation and Design courses build student skills in writing, image development, audio/video editing, and multimedia creation, as well as graphic design and layout skills, with an eye toward developing concrete visual hierarchies and effectively utilizing design patterns and trends.

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Learning Goals

Upon completion of the Web Design Associate of Science degree, students should be able to:

  • Plan and design an effective web solution for specific client goals.
  • Build and customize a website to client specifications.
  • Suggest appropriate changes to improve the usability of a given site.
  • Incorporate common website components and features to an existing site.
  • Create and implement an online e-commerce store.
  • Modify a website to align with common compliance standards.
  • Alter the code of a web framework site to achieve a given result.
  • Use design theories and techniques to improve the aesthetics of an image.
  • Plan and design common creative for a given brand.
  • Code simple scripts using JavaScript.
  • Create and deploy effective web-based content for a given brand.

Program Length: The Web Design Associate of Science Degree program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms full time and consecutively.

Instructional Methods: The Web Design Associate of Science Degree program is practical application and involves intense interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with practical application laboratory and computer time for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: Students in the Web Design Associate of Science Degree program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements: Students wishing to obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Web Design from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits,

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Where You Could Be After Completing Our Program

Web Design professionals design, create, and modify web sites. This includes analyzing user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity, and may also involve integrating web sites with other computer applications. Web designers also convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of web and multimedia content.

Individuals with Web Design training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • UI Designer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • and more!

List of Potential Careers

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

You already have a life. We appreciate that!

We offer online Associate Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our unique learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And pursuing training with Laurus for a career in web design, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.

If you’re ready to make use of your creative skills and technical savvy to move up in life and create a brighter future with a rewarding career, Laurus College is your school.

With a program led by industry professionals, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills, experience, and ongoing support to pursue successful careers.


The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Associate Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

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* Program length when completed in normal time.