Web Design Assistant 

Certificate of Completion: 39 credits. Advising Guide

Career Description

The Web Design Assistant provides foundational training in the principles of web design and the creation of computer graphics. This one-year certificate is designed to prepare students in entry-level web site design duties such as the design, creation and modification of graphics. Students are prepared to assist web designers with editing graphics on existing web pages and creating or designing graphics for specific customer web pages.

Course of Study

The Web Design Assistant is a stand-alone certificate; however, it is closely related to and shares several courses with the Web Development Assistant certificate. Upon completion of either certificate, students may choose to complete the other certificate by taking five additional required courses, preparing them to perform the tasks of a well-rounded web assistant versed in both development and design. Students must also meet general certificate requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Provide basic design support for existing websites in the workplace
  2. Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of web design
  3. Apply website design skills in a business environment to assist in the creation and maintenance of websites following current professional and/or industry standards.
  4. Use critical thinking skills to identify key web design issues.


  • Placement into MTH 65 Beginning Algebra (4 credits) or MTH 98 Quantitative Math (4 credits) or equivalent placement
  • WR 115 Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits) or equivalent placement

Course Map

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

Courses Credits
CAS 108 Beginning Photoshop 3 credits
WT 101 Introduction to Web Design & Development 1 credits
WT 102 Social Media Marketing 3 credits
WT 105 Writing for the Web 3 credits
WT 106 Intro to HTML for Designers 2 credit
Total 12 credits

Courses Credits
CAS 181 Web Content Management 3 credits
CAS 230 Design Principles 3 credits
CAS 231 Desktop Publishing 3 credits
CIS 120 Computer Concepts I 4 credit
WT 200 Web Trends 1 credits
CG 209 Job Finding Skills 1 credit
Total 15 credits

Courses Credits
BA 207 Introduction to E-Commerce 4 credits
CAS 208 Intermediate Photoshop 4 credits
WT 235 Graphic Design 4 credits
Total 12 credits

Credit Summary  
Requirements Credits
Computer Application Systems (CAS) 16
Web Technologies (WT) 14
Business Administration (BA) 4
Computer Information Systems (CIS) 4
College Guidance & Success (CG) 1