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Web Site Design Certificate (Online)

Program Highlights

Marketing on the World Wide Web is the fastest growing advertising sector for just about any product or service. We can help you join the wave and turn talent into profit through training in Web Design concepts, writing code for web applications in several language and market your clients' ideas, all with up-to-date software and technology.

Is This You?

Website designers have a good eye for design and colour and are comfortable with computer concepts. Software and techniques are constantly updated, so a passion for continuous learning is essential and keeps the tasks interesting.

Career Prospects

  • Web Developer
  • Web Author
  • Graphic Designer
  • Internet Marketing
  • Freelance web design
  • Small business owner or employee

Recommended skills and pre-requisites

Intermediate to advanced Windows computer and Internet skills (managing files and folders, keyboarding, email and Internet searches)

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Web Site Design Certificate (Online)

Details and registration below

Mandatory (3 Required)

HTML Introduction (COMP303)

Explore the fundamentals of HTML as you create Web pages with graphics and links, build tables, and learn how to control page layout with CSS (cascading style sheets). Also explore how to create a multimedia Web page, insert JavaScript, and create a Web page with forms. Software Required: Any word processing software.

Web Usability (COMP493)

Focus is on creating audience appropriate, user friendly dynamic web sites & mobile applications. You will discover how to use flow charts and navigational plans to design the framework for your sites. Learn how to rewrite print based copy for use on the web, establish content guidelines and create sites and applications that are accessible, usable and flexible. Analyze web site/application audiences and apply web usability testing principles and site metrics to ensure good website/mobile application design and traffic flow.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Adobe Dreamweaver (COMP218)

Learn the basics of creating a professional website without having to write code by hand. Dreamweaver covers HTML5 and CSS3 for responsive web design. Create headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics; add links to text and images; apply cascading styles sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. And finally, publish a finished site to the Web. You will need Dreamweaver CS6 or CC for this course.

Electives Online (3 Required)

HTML Intermediate (COMP284)

Applying your knowledge of HTML and web page design, delve into Dynamic HTML focusing on more advanced CSS. You will also examine the WordPress process and customize templates using your HTML and CSS skills. Pre-requisite: HTML Introduction or equivalent experience with HTML and CSS.

Javascript (COMP151)

Explore JavaScript constructs including sequence, selection, repetition, variables, arrays, objects and cookies, so you can write functions using objects, the properties (data) and methods (programs) needed for web development. Learn to apply fundamental JavaScript to deliver dynamic content to WEB based programs. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Dynamic Web Sites with AMP (Apache, MySQL and PHP) (COMP437)

This specialized programming course introduces server-side web development using industry leading server technology. You will create dynamic web pages using PHP, the Canadian high level language that has been adopted internationally as the primary server side programming language for the creation of commercial web sites. You will install the Apache web server and the MySQL database server and learn to interact with Apache and MySQL via PHP. This is a must-have subject for those wishing to create more dynamic, interactive web sites. Pre-requisite: HTML Intermediate.

MySQL Databases (COMP498)

Focus is on creation, modification, implementation, and maintenance of MySQL and MSSQL databases, as well as how these databases interface with internet applications and database servers. Software and Pre-requisite: Knowledge of Microsoft Access. Recommended: HTML.

Intro to E-Business (COMP208)

Develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution, and electronic collaboration. Security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities are explored.

Digital Marketing Management - Fundamentals (MKTG049)

Learn how to develop and implement digital marketing strategies in business and consumer markets. Explore a variety of strategic and creative marketing principles including email marketing, search, design, content, and measurement. Through student collaboration, research, and discussions you will assess how a Business to Consumer (B2C) business utilizes digital strategies to acquire, convert, retain, and add value for their customers. As part of this course you will develop a digital marketing plan for a business.

Wordpress for Business (non-coding) (COMP574)

Web-based content management systems (CMS) provide structured content management features such as the ability to store news documents, images, video and any other online content type imaginable. WordPress is an industry-leading CMS and is used by businesses of all sizes. You will learn to build and maintain a self-hosted website using the WordPress hosted service. Topics include layout, themes, plugins and widgets. Upon completion, you will have the ability to expand and edit your work with confidence.

Adobe Photoshop 1 (COMP167)

Discover the user interface of this image edition software, manipulate photographic images, use special tools to control such functions as colourizing, blurring, distorting, adding text, layers, combining images, and understand the process of preparing the file for output to hardcopy. Software required: CS6 or newer.

Adobe Illustrator - Digital Illustration & Design (COMP435)

Develop your skills and knowledge in creating digital files for graphic design projects using Adobe Illustrator. As the graphic design industry changes through the development, advancement and integration of computer technology, the importance of learning Adobe Illustrator for the design and production of digital files becomes evident. Software required: Illustrator CS5 or newer.

Adobe Animate Introduction (COMP229)

Begin your introduction to this software by learning the interface basics, drawing and painting, working with objects, using type, importing artwork, working with layers, working with symbols and instances, creating animation, adding interactivity, working with sound, publishing and exporting to HTML and self-contained movies. Software: Adobe Animate CC for PC or MAC.

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