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Web Designer Diploma

The Web Designer program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a web design foundation. Using a combination of Integrated LearningTM System training, Online training, and Instructor-led training, students will learn industry-standard software programs and produce a well-rounded and exciting portfolio. Students learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites and learn to use industry-related programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Animate, for website designs.

Students will also explore HTML and CSS for web publishing alongside essential topics, such as accessibility standards, color, typography, and composition, as well as dig into PHP and WordPress development. Web Design graduates develop a professional design process for building a website from concept to launch.

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AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Program Outcomes:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presenting creative ideas
  • Assessing client and end user needs
  • Consulting with IT professionals to determine how best to incorporate a website into existing frameworks
  • Designing the typography, layout, look, and feel of web pages
  • Designing and incorporating graphics and interactive elements
  • Sourcing, selecting and organizing information for inclusion in a website
  • Testing website functionality
  • Updating web content and maintaining websites
Required Skills and Personal Attributes:
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Software and hardware troubleshooting skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to embrace and incorporate new technology
  • Ability to keep abreast of web and graphic design trends
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to balance competing creative visions
  • Ability to handle criticism
  • Ability to communicate complex thought processes and ideas in simple terminology
  • Artistic and creative vision
  • Willingness to work overtime when required
Program Notes:

Tuition fees include student manuals and all other course materials. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Career Opportunities:

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in web design jobs, particularly in the consulting sector, is expected over the next few years. Career opportunities that will allow students to communicate and captivate with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Web Designer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Website Developer
  • Intranet Site Designer
Admission Requirements:

Grade 12 or equivalent graduate or Mature Student Status (i.e., 19 years of age or over with at least one year out of high school) and subject to the discretion of the college Director. Grade 12 or equivalent graduates who cannot supply appropriate proof and Mature Students will be required to complete an entrance examination to properly assess their personal strengths and weaknesses. Good command of the English language, an ability to work with an individualized learning system, particularly the Integrated Learning™ System or online learning as applicable, and an ability to follow instructions are required. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.

Competencies upon Completion Core Courses:

Keyboarding

  • Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)

Operating Systems

  • Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system

Word Processing

  • Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word

Office Skills

  • Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users, and Microsoft Outlook

Business Skills

  • Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship, Marketing and Sales, and Customer Service

Web Design

  • Introduction to Web Design, Web 101, HTML and CSS Essentials, Color Theory, Fundamentals of Typography, Dreamweaver 1 and 2, Information Design, Animate, JavaScript for Designers, Web Design 1, Dynamic Web Development with PHP, WordPress Development, Web Practical Simulation, and Web Portfolio Design

Graphics/Presentation

  • Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics

Job Readiness/Employability Skills

  • Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Graduation requirements:

Students must achieve a 75% average to obtain a diploma. Method of Delivery Combination of:

  • Integrated Learning™ System training facilitated by Academy of Learning College facilitators.
  • Online training supported by Academy of Learning College facilitators or online instructors
  • Instructor-led training

Duration

52 Weeks

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Kelowna

Victoria

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