Web Design (Associate)

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Web Design Associate Program

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

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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.

As part of the curriculum, student will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Graphic design
  • Motion graphics
  • Web content creation
  • Client and server-side scripting
  • Digital advertising
  • Social media and brand management
  • Digital business development
  • ...and more!

*When completed in normal time

Web Design Courses

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.

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.

Where You Could Be After Completing This 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!

Career Opportunities

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Web Design, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit www.onetonline.org).

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.

Meet the Web Design Faculty

Bushra Hage


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Jeffrey Staso


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Rory Decker


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Wesley Nimmo


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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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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.

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Program Information

Program Length

The Web Design, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms consecutively.

Instructional Methods

The Web Design, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) program is practical application and involves intense online interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with learning activities and practical application laboratory 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 (A.S.) 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 the Web Design, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for the Web Design, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.).

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