Certificate of Completion in Cross Functional Design and Web Essentials

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cross Functional Design and Web Essentials provides students with focused application in the intersections of graphic design, web design, and social media. It synthesizes the theory and practice of designing websites and advertising collateral following a marketing strategy using HTML, CSS, design principles, appropriate color, and art.

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Cross Functional Design and Web Essentials (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5927
Total Credits Required
16-19
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe website technology and current interface theory (UI, UX).
  2. Analyze the different terminology for creative production as it relates to cross functional design and web essentials.
  3. Apply best practices using business applications (word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software) to the cross functional design and web essential spaces.
  4. Explore system security, privacy, and ethical challenges in cross functional design and web essential spaces.
  5. Apply best practices in web accessibility.
  6. Design advertisements and campaigns across digital, mobile and social channels, including video.
  7. Produce graphics for web publications and social media channels, using type and design elements in a marketing strategy for diverse audiences.
  8. Design and produce a multi-page web site utilizing HTML, CSS code validators, appropriate design, color, and art.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers

$63,470

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts OR Permission of Program Director 0–1
ADA203 Creative Design for Advertising 3
ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 1–3

Restricted Electives

Complete two (2) courses for a total of four to six (4-6) credits from the lists below that best align with your academic and professional goals. For assistance, consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART177 Digital Photographic Imaging I Focus Area 1: Graphic Design OR Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
ART103 Typography in the Digital Age Focus Area 1: Graphic Design 3
ART298AA Special Projects Focus Area 1: Graphic Design 1
ART104 Cross-Media Marketing for Designers Focus Area 2: Marketing 3
ART181 Graphic Design I Focus Area 2: Marketing 3
CIS120DB Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development OR Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
CIS136 Content Management Systems: WordPress Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS220DF Adobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS108 or
CIS298AA
Electronic Portfolio Development or Special Projects Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 1
CIS103 Introduction to Social Media Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking Focus Area 4: Social Media 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts OR Permission of Program Director 0–1
ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA203 Creative Design for Advertising 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 1–3

Restricted Electives

Complete two (2) courses for a total of four to six (4-6) credits from the lists below that best align with your academic and professional goals. For assistance, consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART177 Digital Photographic Imaging I Focus Area 1: Graphic Design OR Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
ART103 Typography in the Digital Age Focus Area 1: Graphic Design 3
ART298AA Special Projects Focus Area 1: Graphic Design 1
ART104 Cross-Media Marketing for Designers Focus Area 2: Marketing 3
ART181 Graphic Design I Focus Area 2: Marketing 3
CIS120DB Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS120DF Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development OR Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
CIS136 Content Management Systems: WordPress Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS220DF Adobe Photoshop Level II: Advanced Digital Imaging Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 3
CIS108 or
CIS298AA
Electronic Portfolio Development or Special Projects Focus Area 3: Web Design/Development 1
CIS103 Introduction to Social Media Focus Area 4: Social Media 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking Focus Area 4: Social Media 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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