Website Design


Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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21 hours

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology/Math & Computer Science Department.

Program Description

The courses offered in the website design certificate provide students with the skill necessary to design sites that are visually attractive and emphasize the human-computer interface aspects of websites. The content of the program emphasizes basic principles of attractive design and teaches students the techniques for using graphics on interactive, presentation, and commerce websites. Students are encouraged to use their creative skills and artistic ability to design pages that are unique, attractive, and effectively use both text and graphics for navigation and linking. The program includes practical experience with numerous hands-on and real-life projects.

As businesses and organizations are developing and maintaining websites at an astonishing rate, more artistic and design expertise is required for those who develop and maintain these sites. The website design certificate is intended to meet that presentation need.

Minor may be taken in lieu of the certificate program. Students may choose to receive the minor or certificate but not both.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

The U.S. Department of Education defines Gainful Employment program criteria and data requirements. View this program's Gainful Employment Disclosures at to see important information about the education debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the program content.
  • Students will be able to explain the concepts and features necessary for Web site development and deployment.
  • Students will design and build Web sites.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to create user-centered Web sites.

Course Requirements

  • COAP 2000 Introduction to Web Programming* (3 hours)
  • COAP 2130 Web Scripting (3 hours)
  • COAP 2145 Web Usability (3 hours)
  • COAP 2150 Design Principles (3 hours)
  • COAP 3120 Designing with Style Sheets (3 hours)
  • COAP 3150 Design Principles II (3 hours)
  • COAP 3200 Advanced Web Programming (3 hours)


  • COAP 2110 Web Animation (3 hours)
  • COAP 2120 Web Editors (3 hours)
  • COAP 2190 Mobile Web Design (3 hours)
  • COAP 2100 Web Technology Principles (3 hours)

*Students that can demonstrate HTML proficiency may choose a course substitute from the approved elective list.

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This page was modified on 13 October 2017.
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.