Applied/Visual Media: Web Site Design and Development - Applied Certificate

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Program Overview

Location(s):
  • Distance Learning options available
Length: 35 weeks

Our Program

Web Site Design and Development is an applied certificate program. If you are an innovative person who is interested in the new and rapidly expanding field of technology-based communication, then this is the program for you.

These online courses are offered regularly throughout the academic year (part-time study). It is possible to complete all the online courses in an academic year (full-time study). The online courses may involve a combination of Internet-based resources, videos, class discussions, text-based chat sessions, and peer critiques. Your instructor provides guidance, assistance, and timely feedback.

You will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to understand and apply Internet concepts when designing and developing websites. You will learn how to build visually attractive websites that are intuitive and easy to navigate. You will also develop the skills needed to build quality sites with interactive content.

You will learn how to use up-to-date techniques to create the look, feel and navigation for websites. You will also learn how to administer websites, install and configure http and ftp servers, and develop an understanding of website security issues.

Your studies will focus on:

  • graphic design principles
  • graphic production
  • HTML and website development
  • Flash
  • JavaScript
  • network fundamentals and Web and ftp server set up and configuration
  • interface design and website usability

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for entry level employment in Internet and Web-related occupations. They will have a clear understanding of the recent advances in technology and know how to design and develop interactive content on the Internet.

For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the campus nearest you.

Program Details

Start Date(s): September (full-time); Varies (part-time):

Tuition and Fees

    Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the SIAST campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.
$5,640

Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Note
  • A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful program completion. Contact the program at 306-765-1647 for more information.

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores and Post Secondary Success Requirements for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 75 Reading
  • 75 Sentence
  • 4 WritePlacer

Post-Secondary Success

One year post-secondary studies

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of SIAST programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

SIAST recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. Frequently asked questions regarding PLAR for this program are answered in the Factsheet. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many SIAST students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • All of the courses are fully credited to our New Media Communications Certificate Program offered at Wascana Campus and Woodland Campus.
  • After successfully completing the program, you will have completed approximately 40% of the New Media Communications Certificate Program. You may continue your education by enrolling in the New Media Communications Certificate Program and, after successfully completing the remaining courses, obtain your certificate.

Courses

CodeCourse Name/DescriptionCredits
DSGN 101

Design Principles

You will study basic design theory in the context of visual communications. You will learn about design tools and materials, and design processes (including critiques and drawing). Using the formal elements of design, you will develop practical design skills. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion.


Credit Units: 3

Course Hours: 45.0

Equivalent Courses: GAP 340, GRPH 125, GRPH 260

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

3
DSGN 103

Web Page Design Principles

You will learn how to integrate the knowledge and skills from other courses to design, develop and test effective Web sites. You will also learn how to analyze and critique existing Web sites for effectiveness.


Credit Units: 3

Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites: GRPH 100, MULT 120

Learning Methods: Web CT/Blackboard

3
GRPH 100

Graphic Elements

Your studies will focus on the graphic elements of type, format and image. You will analyze how graphic elements are used alone and in combination in design. You will apply these skills to create effective communication solutions.


Credit Units: 3

Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites: DSGN 101

Equivalent Courses: GAP 340

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

3
MULT 114

Introduction to JavaScript

You will learn the basics of programming in JavaScript and apply those skills to enhance Web pages. Your studies will include the examination and use of the programming model, programming concepts, events and event handlers, and variable methods. You will also study and use the Document Object Model and recognize browser and platform compatibility issues related to the use of JavaScript.


Credit Units: 4

Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisites: MULT 124

Learning Methods: Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

4
MULT 120

Web Authoring

You will learn computer application programs used to prepare and edit graphics, text and animation for the Web. You will acquire knowledge and technical skills in the use of these programs to develop specific components for the Web. You will learn how to use basic HTML and Web authoring applications to create basic Web sites. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion. Please contact the program for specific details.


Credit Units: 4

Course Hours: 60.0

Equivalent Courses: GRPH 260

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

4
MULT 124

Intermediate HTML

You will develop intermediate HTML skills such as creating image maps, using frames, incorporating multimedia elements and adding interactivity. You will learn to create standards based websites with CSS layouts. You will apply these intermediate skills to a Web site project.


Credit Units: 3

Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites: MULT 120

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

3
MULT 125

Introduction to Flash

You will learn how to use the basic components of the Flash software program. Using Flash's interface, drawing tools, animation and tweening, you will create and present a Flash project.


Credit Units: 4

Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisites: MULT 120

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Lecture/Lab, Web CT/Blackboard

4
MULT 126

Web Development Essentials

Your studies will prepare you to set up, configure and administer various types of servers for the Web, develop data integrity and backup plans, and appreciate security considerations for Web sites. You will research and develop an e-commerce implementation plan.


Credit Units: 3

Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites: MULT 120

Learning Methods: Prior Learning, Web CT/Blackboard

3
MULT 127

Intermediate Flash

Building on your existing Flash knowledge and skills, you will learn advanced Flash features (including ActionScript programming to increase interactivity and to develop non-linear presentations).


Credit Units: 4

Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisites: MULT 125

Learning Methods: Web CT/Blackboard

4
MULT 128

Advanced HTML

You will continue to expand your HTML skills as you learn to develop DHTML-based Web sites. You will acquire skills in Cascading Style Sheets, layers, form creation and JavaScript programming. You will use DHTML to provide animation and enhanced navigational structures for Web pages. You will also learn about the components of project proposals, develop a proposal and then develop the actual project.


Credit Units: 4

Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisites: MULT 114, MULT 126

Learning Methods: Web CT/Blackboard

4

  • You must achieve 60% in each course to complete the applied certificate.

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