Web Design Certificate Program

Web Design Certificate Program
This introductory program delves into the basic design, planning and development of a web-site. Basic understanding of Windows and the Internet are prerequisites. Adobe Creative Suite CS5 will be used for all courses. To earn a certificate in web design, candidates must complete the following five courses: Photoshop Skills for the Web, Dreamweaver Basics and Essentials, HTML and CSS Basics, Advanced Dreamweaver and CSS and Maintaining a Website. This is also the preferred order for courses to be taken. Please contact Marci Barnes at 781-280-3669 or barnesm@middlesex.mass.edu if you have questions about coursework or to request a certificate.Students who earn the Web Design certificate can be awarded 3 credits for Course #ART 158, Introduction to Web Design.

DreamWeaver Basics and Essentials
Dreamweaver is the web development program used by more than 80 percent of web professionals. Students will learn to use Dreamweaver's WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) work flow to define sites, format text, insert graphics and media, create hyperlinks, tables, and forms. Students will create a 5-page, working website and practice publishing it to a simulated web host. Students must have working knowledge of Windows. (21 hrs) $379
3/6-5/1                  6p-9p                  R                          B                         NA-102
TEC 623 30             14475                DONOHUE
No class 3/20 or 4/24 

HTML & CSS Basics
This course offers an introduction to HTML code used for creating web pages on World Wide Web as well as the basics for styling pages using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets.) In the process of creating a small working web site, topics covered include HTML tags, text, lists, adding simple images, hypertext links, tables and forms. Students will also explore the use of CSS to develop site-wide page properties, text-formatting, table styling, and more. This course requires hand coding using Dreamweaver's built in HTML/CSS editor. Students must have basic word processing skills, knowledge of Windows, and of the Internet. (21 hrs) $379
5/7-6/18               6p-9p                  W                        B                         NA-102
TEC 624 31             15766                DONOHUE

Maintaining a Website
This course will take the students through the planning process of developing a website from client meeting to site launch and beyond. Topics will include work flow, client meetings,contracts,color,wire framing, web hosting, domain registration, development, SEO (search engine optimization) and analytics. Students will also learn to incorporate Facebook and Twitter (social media plug-ins) into their site. (12 hrs) $189
5/5-6/2                  6p-9p                  M                         B                         NA-102
TEC 639 30             16144                DONOHUE
No class May 26

Attention Massachusetts Small Business Owners:  This program is approved by the Massachusetts Workforce Express Fund.   This pool of funding is designed for small business owners with less than 100 employees to quickly provide training for employees.  Funding is paid to employers (not employees).  If eligible, this fund will reimburse employers 50 % of the tuition cost.  Employers must apply 6 weeks in advance.  For more information, please contact Kara O'Donnell Galvin at KOGalvin@commcorp.org or 617-717-6919
The state approved course number is 1091805, Web Design Certificate

Other Web Design Courses: 

This introductory course is designed for the student who has mastered XHTML and would like to add interactivity to his or her websites. Topics covered include basic JavaScript programming, creating interactive forms, using frames and cookies, working with graphics and multimedia. Students will incorporate various JavaScript programs into existing websites. Please bring a flash drive to class.  Prerequisite:  Proficiency with XHTML or HTML.  No required text. PDFs are freely available and can be downloaded from course Blackboard site at course beginning. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming (http://eloquentjavascript.net/); Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML (PDF);  the Web Book: How to create Web sites and applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL (PDF); Software Tools: HTML-Kit; free version available at http://www.chami.com/html-kit/download/ Filezilla; FTP client freely available at http://filezilla-project.org/
(18 hours)  $269
6/10 - 7/22          6 – 9p                    T              B             AR-101
TEC 740 30           12771                    DUBIE

Websites with WordPress  Course # EDG 855
Do you want to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website—without having to learn any special coding? WordPress is the most popular Web design tools because it's free, it's easy, and it produces professional results. You'll get hands-on exerience as you create your own WordPress site and blog. As you walk through the process from start to finish, you'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add  images and video, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features.  Discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and  you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. Classes begin monthly. 24 hours. $130. To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition  waivers. For questions, 781-280-3663 or campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu                                          




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