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Graphic Design: Website Design

2016-17

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 500101C
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Website Design four-term certificate program is designed to give students a solid foundation in layout/design concepts with basic knowledge and skills in Web page and website design using Web authoring software, HTML, CSS, and scripting. Students will also receive instruction in computer fundamentals including terminology, software use, hardware configuration, and operating systems. All courses in the program have high academic standards and serve dual purposes: They prepare students for careers or serve as a vehicle for those wishing to learn specific skills.

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of specific information about career and technical certificate programs to prospective students. Data includes Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes, graduation rates, tuition and fees, typical costs for books and supplies, job placement rates for students completing the programs, and median loan debt incurred by students completing the programs. For more information visit www.roguecc.edu/GainfulEmployment.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores, and meet with an adviser prior to enrolling in the program. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Computer Science Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor and review the roadmap at www.roguecc.edu/Programs/CareerPathways.


Graduation Requirements

Students completing the credits in the program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree. 

Prerequisites

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
CS120 Concepts in Computing I or documented proficiency

Note: Successful completion of CS120 or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years fulfills this requirement.

0-4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or BT113 Business English I or designated placement test score 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-8

Required Technical Courses

Course No.
Course Title
Credits

First Term

PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math course 4
GD120 Digital Graphic Design I 3
10

Second Term

ART115 Basic Design (Composition) or ART116 Basic Design (Color Theory) 3
GD160 Digital Imaging (Photoshop) 3
CS125dw Introduction to Dreamweaver 3
CS195 Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS) 4
13

Third Term

CS196 Web Authoring II (HTML/CSS) 4
MTH96 Applied Algebra II or MTH65 Fundamentals of Algebra II or higher level math 4
WR121 English Composition I 4

12

Fourth Term

CS235 Word Press/Content Management Systems (CMS) 3
CS235w Website Design I 4
CS247 Web Analytics and Search Engine Optimization 3
GD260 Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop 4
14
  TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 49

For more information contact the Computer Science Department:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7213
Medford: 541-245-7527
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7213 or Ext. 7527
email: rwccomputerscience@roguecc.edu or rvccomputerscience@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/computerscience
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