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Web Site Design Certificate (Online)

This program has been suspended pending curriculum review. Students may continue to take available courses but not all subjects will be offered in upcoming semesters.

For further information and to discuss your options, please contact Chris Reher at

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)

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 LAMP (COMP437)

The parallel growth of the Internet and open source computing continues rapidly with a multitude of mobile devices that make working and playing on the go as easy as accessing the Internet from a traditional desktop. The demand for database-driven, cross-platform, web-based applications has increased tremendously. This course is aimed at students with little programming or database experience who wish to develop professional, database-driven web sites that can be accessed from any web-enabled computing device. This is a specialized course that uses the Apache web server's PHP module and the MySQL database server, typically run on the GNU/Linux operating system. Students will install the Apache and MySQL servers and write web-based applications in PHP and SQL.

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.

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.

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

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