Develop the skills necessary to specialize in website design with University of the Potomac. Flexible, online courses in web design and development, information technology, and cyber security can prepare you for a new career.

That’s the mission of The Potomac Workforce Training & Development Center, where a new series of Education-2-Employment classes are helping veterans, their family members, military servicemembers, career changers, and more find success in competitive new career fields.

Build upon basic web authoring skills with best practices in web design, tools and technologies. With a CIW Web Design Specialist course, you’ll earn a certificate that will prepare you to compete in our increasingly high-tech world. You’ll also finish the 12-month, mentor-supported program prepared to take the exam to earn CIW Web Design Specialist certification.

CIW certification is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral web technology certification program. It’s the educational standard that will set you and your proven abilities apart from other web designers, IT workers, graphic artists and business professionals. At University of the Potomac, you’ll learn:

  • An overview of web design concepts
  • Web development teams, including web project management
  • Web project management fundamentals, including documentation and communication
  • Website development, navigation and wireframes
  • How to build effective web page layouts
  • Web page accessibility
  • Browsers and their design considerations
  • Navigation concepts
  • Creating web graphics and images
  • Multimedia for the web, including animation, audio and video
  • Ethical and legal issues in web development
  • The function and evolution of HTML and markup languages
  • Tables and framesets for web page structure
  • Website content, internet marketing and search engine optimization
  • Creating web pages with open-source tools
  • HTTP Servers and Web Applications, including server administration
  • Web design and databases
  • Site testing, publishing and maintenance

You’ll also learn to work with essential production tools like Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. You will study design and development technologies and languages including Cascading Style Sheets, Extensible Markup Language, JavaScript, Java applets and Dynamic HTML.

Talk to a training advisor today about enrolling in this online course, or any of the online career training courses University of the Potomac offers in technology and computer programs. Call 1-844-­235-­9108 or email [email protected]. Learn more about exciting new career options at the Potomac Workforce Training & Development Center.