Certificate of Completion in Web Design

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"Since taking the Web Design Certificate course 2 years ago, I've used the knowledge constantly. Anissa is a really great instructor. You can see some of the work I've done in this area at www.FaroCommunications.com"...Rob Scalfaro

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This certificate will prepare an individual with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary
for Web design. In this series of courses you will learn the fundamentals of HTML and web site development. You will gain valuable experience with specific web development and graphic tools: Dreamweaver, a web design and coding application; Fireworks, a web graphic design and image optimization tool; and Flash, a web animation and multimedia application.


All classes are offered at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson. Web Design classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

The courses have been scheduled for Friday evenings and Saturdays for the
convenience of working professionals.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon the completion of four required courses and one elective. All courses provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and a certificate can be earned in one semester. Those who do not wish to pursue a certificate may take individual classes.

Limited computer experience is all that in needed to take these courses. Students should be familiar with basic concepts of how to use a computer (either PC or Mac), including: loading and saving text files; using a mouse; accessing an external drive; and basic OS functionality (cut-copy-paste, keyboard shortcuts, etc). Programming experience is helpful, but not required.

Business professionals and students who want a thorough knowledge of Web design and development in a short period of time should attend these classes.

Courses are designed to prepare you for the following positions:

  • Web Design / Integrator
  • Web Developer
  • Web Programmer
  • Content Manager

Anissa Barton-Thompson, a full-time web developer and graphic designer, has received awards for her work on high-end e-commerce, consumer, entertainment, community service and education sites. She has taught web site design at CSUDH since 1995, and is the developer of this certificate. Anissa is a Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver MX / 2004 Developer, and holds Master Level Certifications in HTML and Dreamweaver MX.

Visit Anissa's class website for recommended reading, sample projects and other resources:
»  http://webcert.anissat.com
Learn more about Anissa Barton-Thompson:
»  http://www.anissat.com

(4 courses):
CIX 912-01 Building a Better Web Site
CIX 913-01 Intermediate HTML Publishing
CIX 914-01 Advanced HTML Publishing
CIX 902-01 Using Dreamweaver

(Choose 1 of 2 courses):
CIX 935-01 Using Flash
CIX 936-01 Using Fireworks

Required Courses (Choose ALL of the following:)

CIX 912-01 Beginning HTML
(Building a Better Website)
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; programming or word processing experience helpful.
This course is an HTML beginning-level workshop. Students will create a basic Web page for business, a non-profit organization, or for individual personal or professional use. Beginning principles of HTML include: proper HTML code structure, color selection, and placing images, text, and links on a page.
0.9 CEUs

CIX 913-01 Intermediate HTML »
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; CIX 912, and/or basic knowledge of HTML.
This course builds on the skills gained in the Building a Better Web Site class. Topics covered include: a quick review of basic HTML structure, advanced tags, styling text with fonts, using tables to control layout, and creating online forms.
0.9 CEUs

CIX 914-01 Advanced HTML »
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; CIX 913, and/or intermediate knowledge of HTML.
This course builds on the skills gained in the Intermediate class and adds: building complex sites using CSS, frames, multimedia (sound, video & animation), adding JavaScript functionality, detailed FTP and directory structure overview, and more.
0.9 CEUs

CIX 902-01 Using Dreamweaver »
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; CIX 912, and/or intermediate knowledge of HTML
Learn to use this popular web design tool! Topics covered include: working with text and graphics, visual page design, tools for creating tables and forms, site management, implementing style sheets, and adding JavaScript or behaviors.
Topics by session:
Day 1: Creating Basic HTML with Dreamweaver
Day 2: Building Complete Websites with Templates
Day 3: Extending Your Web Page Design with CSS and JavaScript
Day 4: Site Management and Dreamweaver Tools
1.8 CEUs

Elective Courses (Choose ONE of the following:)

CIX 935-01 Using Flash »
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; CIX 912, and/or basic knowledge of HTML.
Flash is the web standard for vector graphics and animation. Designed for the web, Flash is used to create beautiful and compact animations, navigation, interfaces, ad banners, logos, technical illustrations, and full-length cartoons. Using Flash, web designers can create interactive vector graphics and animations without scripting.
1.2 CEUs

CIX 936-01 Using Fireworks »
Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills; Basic knowledge of HTML.
Macromedia Fireworks is the premier program for bridging the gap between graphic design and web development. Fireworks eliminates the need for expensive image editing programs with high learning curves, allowing you to manipulate photos design fantastic web graphics and create animation with little or no design experience, And, it takes things a step further: import your web design into or create a new design in Firworks, and let it optimize and slice your images, and create the HTML and JavaScript as well!
1.2 CEUs

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For further information: 310-243-3729 | jbouchard@csudh.edu

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• Carson, California 90747 • (310) 243-3696