Web Design Essentials

Program: WBDE
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 210 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Varies


The Web Design Essentials certificate provides an introduction to web design. This certificate program introduces students to web design principles and skills. Courses in this program introduce the study of mark-up languages, programming concepts, user focused design, building web graphics, and designing visually appealing web sites.

Career Opportunities

This certificate is intended as a career enhancement for professionals in areas such as graphic design, marketing, and communications. It is also ideal for professionals in a corporate environment who need to understand the technical aspects of their company's web presence.

Graduates may continue their studies and apply course credits towards a post secondary diploma in Computer Programmer or Interactive Web Design and Development.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • create and edit web sites using the current version of HTML;
  • apply layout techniques, typography, colour, imagery, and interactive elements to web pages using CSS and JavaScript;
  • apply information architecture principles to the web site design and development process;
  • design and program web pages that interact with databases and/or web services.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

5 Mandatory Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.


Mandatory Courses
COMP 1002HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Fundamentals
COMP 1006Introduction to Web Programming using PHP
COMP 1053Information Architecture
COMP 1054Web User Interface Design
COMP 2081Advanced Web User Interface Design

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