Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Web Development and Design : Certificate of Achievement

Web Development and Design is one of the most dynamic and challenging careers available to anyone interested in the intersection of art, communication, and technology. Opportunities for web designers, developers, and UI/UX professionals exist in a wide variety of settings including design firms, advertising agencies, marketing departments, educational and government agencies, and as independent freelancers.

The Web Development and Design Certificate trains students in the skills necessary to gain employment in the dynamic field of web, UI/UX, and interactive media content design, development, and delivery. Students gain skills in all phases of website design, including site planning and information architecture, user experience design (UX), user interface (UI) and graphic design, content management, web programming and production, animation and motion graphics, audio and video integration, and designing for interactivity. Students who complete this certificate will understand the most important principles and practices of web design and development, learn current computer software applications, as well as gain a solid foundation in project planning, design, management, communication and teamwork.

Employment opportunities include web designer, web developer, web producer, front end developer, interaction designer, interactive developer, UI designer, UX designer, UX engineer, production assistant, information architect, mobile content designer, creative director, and project manager.

Foundation Courses (required 15 units / 5 classes)

Emphasis Courses (select 12 units / 4 classes; at least 3 units at 200 level)

Elective Courses (Students may substitute 3 units from the Elective courses below in lieu of 3 units from the Emphasis courses listed above)

  • MAT 292 Internship Studies (0.5–3 units)
  • CSIT 146 E-Commerce and Web Presence (3 units)
  • CSIT 155 Social Media for Business (3 units)
  • BUS 133 Project Management (3 units)
  • CS 130 Fundamentals of Scripting Languages (3 units)

Required to Graduate (required 3 units, 1 class)

Total Required: 30 units