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Web Design Certificate   

You may register online below, or for further assistance please email or call 253-333-6030.

According to recent research, online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not. In this program, learn what it takes to produce an effective web design. You’ll discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS (no prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required) and learn ways to enhance web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics and images. You will also learn how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications and take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and search engine optimized. Finally, you will learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework, and you’ll explore CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks.

The Web Design Certificate is offered through our partner, Learning Resources Network, Inc. (aka UGotClass), and it’s composed of three one-month courses:

Introduction to Web Design - 1 month

Unit 1 – Principles of Web Design

  • Plan the structure of a website / file management
  • Target your audience
  • Designing effective web layout and navigation

Unit 2 – Structure vs. Presentation

  • Introduction to HTML5 basic markup
  • Introduction to CSS3 - linking and embedding stylesheets

Unit 3 – Web Graphics and Content

  • Understanding web graphics
  • Acquiring images / copyright law and graphics on the web
  • Optimizing images
  • Adding images to your web page

Unit 4 – Publishing Your Site

  • Domain name registration / hosting services
  • Finding the appropriate hosting space
  • Publishing website using FTP-Client

Intermediate Web Design - 1 month

Unit 1 - JavaScript

  • Expressions and control flow
  • Functions, objects, and arrays
  • Form validation and error handling
  • Accessing CSS from JavaScript

Unit 2 - MySQL

  • Install a local testing server
  • Use phpMyAdmin to create MySQL databases and manage users
  • Create MySQL database tables with common field types and options
  • Gain a working knowledge of most common MySQL statements

Unit 3 - PHP

  • Structure
  • Expressions and functions
  • Objects and arrays
  • Practical use

Unit 4 - Accessibility and Search Engine Optimization

  • Accessibility guidelines
  • Accessibility conformance
  • Search engine optimization

Advanced Web Design - 1 month

Unit 1 - Responsive Web Design

  • Planning your layout
  • Creating HTML containers, content, and links

Unit 2 - Responsive Web Design - Styling

  • Creating and styling the layout with CSS
  • Creating a menu system
  • Styling headings, body text and footers

Unit 3 - Responsive Web Design – Styling the Navigation and Making Adjustments

  • Making layout adjustments for different screen sizes
  • Swapping high-resolution graphics for Retina displays
  • Making sure content is printable
  • Where to go for more information

Unit 4 - Responsive Web Design / Additional Frameworks

  • What is Bootstrap?
  • Creating a basic template
  • Reviewing basic styles and typography
  • Where to go for more information



After you register, you will receive an email from UGotClass with a web address to access your online classroom. Utilize the password you are given, and your email address, to gain access. If you haven't received an invitation by the Thursday before the course begins, please email, and they will forward a copy of the invitation to you.

Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect:

Participate When You Want

The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What You Will Do

Each course is composed of several units. For each unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time, day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.



1. Make at least one comment every week in the discussion.


  • The comment should show thought and be more substantive than just “Yes, I agree.” There is no length required for comments.
  • Replies to other comments and responses to other participants count as comments (in most cases your instructor values replies and responses as comments).
  • Questions and online discussion facilitative comments also count as long as there is some thought to them.

2. Take the self-quiz at the end of every unit.

  • You must score 80% or higher.
  • You may retake any self-quiz as often as you need to get to the 80% score.

Completion Timeline


  • The requirements should be completed by the last day of the course.
  • Individual instructors may extend the deadline upon request.
  • If, for any reason, you are not able to complete the requirements during the course, UGotClass will provide you with their Course Transfer Option. The course Transfer Option allows you to retake any or all of the same UGotClass online course at a future offering within the next 12 months at no extra cost.

    A pdf Certificate of Completion is issued by Learning Resources Network, Inc. and will list Green River College as its partner organization.


    Once the program has started, please direct all questions to


Web Design Certificate

  • Item #: 13384
    Date: 6/3/2024 - 8/30/2024
    Fee: $595.00
    Location: Online

Please note: The email address provided during the registration process will be utilized to send instructions for accessing the course.


Web Design Certificate

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  • Item #: 41382
  • Date: 4/1/2024 - 6/28/2024
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