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Web Designer Diploma
Program Objective
This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to create graphics and Flash animations for the Web, and to plan and design compelling interactive Web sites. It provides in depth knowledge of how to use Macromedia Dreamweaver and Notepad to create Web pages. In addition, the program introduces students to HTML and JavaScript programming, and thereby provides them with a great degree of control over the appearance of their Web sites and skills that are in demand by Web design companies. Students also gain skills and experience in using industry standard graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Fireworks to create, edit, and optimize graphics for the Web.

Duties & Responsibilities
Web designers source and combine the textual content, graphics, interactive elements, and navigation structures that comprise Web sites. Web designers use their artistic and creative vision to design the look and feel of a Web site, and use Web software and programming skills to create Web sites. Their duties may include: Presenting creative ideas. Assessing client and end user needs. Consulting with IT professionals to determine how best to incorporate a Web site into existing frameworks. Designing the typography, layout, and look and feel of Web pages. Designing and incorporating graphics and interactive elements. Sourcing, selecting, and organizing information for inclusion in the Web site. Testing Web site functionality. Updating Web content and maintaining Web sites.

Program Notes
Financial assistance may be available to qualified students. Graduation requirements: Students must achieve a 75% average to obtain a diploma.

Personal Attributes Required
Ability to embrace and incorporate new technology Ability to keep abreast of Web and graphic design trends Conceptual and analytical skills Presentation skills Artistic and creative vision Time management skills Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Ability to balance competing creative visions Ability to handle criticism Software and hardware troubleshooting skills Problem solving skills Ability to communicate complex thought processes and ideas in simple terminology Willingness to work overtime when required

Career Opportunities
Recent studies indicate that strong growth in Web design jobs, particularly in the consulting sector, is expected over the next few years. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include: HTML Programmer JavaScript Programmer Graphic Designer Web Producer Flash Developer Web Consultant Flash Animation Developer

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Web Designer Diploma
Admission Requirements
Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evening, or on weekends. WEB DESIGN Introduction to Graphic Design, Fireworks Basics, Introduction to Web Design, Information Design 1, Dreamweaver Basic Concepts, Web Design 1, Dreamweaver 2, Flash Basics, Flash Experience Design, Web Portfolio Design, HTML Basics, and Fundamentals of JavaScript SIMULATION Web Practical Simulation *Note: Actual course selections may vary by campus and are made at the time of enrollment.

Competencies upon Completion
CORE COURSES* KEYBOARDING Minimum 25 words per minute. BASIC COMPUTER CONCEPTS Introduction to Personal Computers OPERATING SYSTEMS Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS Basic level of proficiency using the Internet and Microsoft Word GRAPHICS / PRESENTATION Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator BUSINESS SKILLS Completion of Customer Service, and Workplace Success/Intrepreneurship EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Job Search and Résumé Writing

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Each Academy of Learning College is operated by an independent owner/operator licensed by LaunchLife International Inc. Academy of Learning and all other trademarks associated with the Academy of Learning System are owned by LaunchLife International Inc., and are used under licence.