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Web and Interactive Design (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Web and Interactive Design, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 37-39

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: The web and interactive design certificate is intended for professionals already holding a degree who wish to make a career change or update skills in the web design industry. Professionals with a traditional background in print design hoping to expand into the web arena may also benefit from the certificate in web and interactive design. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Visual Arts Professional AAS Web and Interactive Design Area of Concentration. The program provides an introduction to the design process from concept to completion, as well as allowing the student to choose an additional area of focus: marketing or programming. This certificate is not a substitute for a degree in web or interactive design.

Range of Occupations

  • Entry-level web or interactive designer
  • Junior web or interactive designer
  • Web or interactive design intern
  • Freelance web designer

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Select two courses from one of the following areas: 6-8 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Web and Interactive Design Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Create designs that take advantage of the principles and elements of design to communicate content in a visually compelling, user-centered manner;
  • Effectively and professionally present concepts to clients both verbally and in written form;
  • Apply user experience techniques to the design of interactive projects;
  • Design for the requirements of multiple screen sizes and unique user contexts;
  • Use appropriate image file formats, resolutions, and expert parameters;
  • Incorporate industry-standard tools to write standards-compliant, efficient, and content-focused HTML and CSS code;
  • Create a professional portfolio of work to present at job and client interviews.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.


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