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TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

Web Designer

Web Designers create and build websites and web pages by combining any number of visual design elements including text, photos, graphics, animations and videos.

Start your career in web design today.

Become A Qualified Web Designer

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a web design foundation, learn industry-standard software programs, and produce a well-rounded and exciting portfolio. Students learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites and learn to use industry-related programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Animate, for website designs.

Students will also explore HTML and CSS for web publishing alongside essential topics, such as accessibility standards, color, typography, and composition, as well as dig into PHP and WordPress development. Web Design graduates develop a professional design process for building a website from concept to launch.

Program Type

Diploma

Duration

51 WEEKS

Expected Wage Range

$37k – $69k
(Payscale Canada)

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may pursue positions such as:

  • Web Designer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Website Developer
  • Intranet Site Designer
Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.
An admissions interview and entrance essay will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.
Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Keyboarding
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)

Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system

Word Processing
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word

Office Skills
Internet Fundamentals
Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users

Business Skills
Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship
Marketing & Sales
Customer Service

Web Design
Introduction to Web Design
Web 101
HTML and CSS Essentials
Color Theory
Fundamentals of Typography
Dreamweaver 1 and 2
Information Design
Animate
JavaScript for Designers
Web Design 1
Dynamic Web Development with PHP
WordPress Development
Web Practical Simulation
Web Portfolio Design

Graphics/Presentation
Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics

Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing
Strategies for Success

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