Web Fundamentals Certificate

WEB FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE prepares students for career entry in the Web industry by emphasizing standards-based coding and scripting, creative problem solving, digital imaging, layout and typography, usability, accessibility, customization of content management systems, and project management. The curriculum has the objective of developing technical and design skills, a combination of competencies that employers and clients value. Students develop realistic expectations about work conditions through individual and collaborative work-based projects and by learning in the same technological environment in which they will eventually work.

Students must complete 19 units in the program with a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C,” in all courses for the major.

P/NP grading may not be used for courses in a student’s major field.

Career Opportunities

Web Site Designer, Web Site Developer

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to

  • Identify concepts of Internet technology, networking, databases, and electronic communications.
  • Demonstrate technical and creative mastery of the creation of Web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive
  • Use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of
    Web content.
  • Apply design principles to solve visual communication problems.


Web Design Core Courses (complete all of the following) Requisites Units
CSCI C101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems Advisory: ENGL C070 3
DMA C102 Digital Imaging with Photoshop Advisory: ENGL C070 3
DMA C111 Fundamentals of Web Development
Advisory: ENGL C070 3
DMA C113 Accessibility and UX Design
Advisory: DMA C111 4
DMA C117 Web Design with Dreamweaver Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C111 3
DMA C211 Web Scripting with Javascript Advisory: DMA C111, MATH C050 3

Program Prerequisites

Computer Competency

Upon entering the program, you should be strong in the following skills:

  1. Perform computer start up and shut down procedures correctly.
  2. Use computer input and output devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, stylus, trackball, or printer with proficiency.
  3. Access and manage login accounts and documents effectively. This includes downloading, creating, naming, retrieving, and decompressing files and folders with an awareness of file size, location of saved files and folders, and available space on storage media and a clear distinction between various campus, email, and course login accounts.
  4. Perform editing tasks, such as copying, cutting, and pasting of content and applying spell checking.
  5. Send an outgoing e-mail with an attachment, and open an incoming e-mail and its attachment.
  6. Search and navigate the Internet and other types of media and environments easily.
  7. Be aware of the need to evaluate Internet content for relevance, authenticity, authority, and currency.

If you are not comfortable completing the above tasks, you should complete CSCI C070 before taking any digital media arts courses.

Reading and Writing

You should also have college-level reading and writing skills including

  1. Comprehend central points of a variety of text sources.
  2. Write short essays without major grammar and spelling errors.

Recommended Sequences

This certificate requires 2 semesters for completion, and the following is a recommended sequence of courses:

  • CSCI C101
  • DMA C102
  • DMA C111
  • DMA C113
  • DMA C117
  • DMA C211

Of course, you have the option of taking fewer classes each semester and completing the program over a longer period of time.