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UX and App Design

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate in UX and App Design prepares students for entry-level positions in the field and/or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in a like discipline. Students learn foundation skills in strategic thinking, planning, iterative prototyping, and acquiring proficiency with the range of technology platforms used in interactive design. Students plan, develop, test and market web and app design solutions with an emphasis on visual flow, functionality and code using optimum parameters, accessibility standards and user experience guidelines. In completing the program students will have an entry-level portfolio that can help them transition to doing internship, freelance or contract positions. The portfolio can also be tailored for applying to bachelor’s degree programs. In either a work or school scenario the portfolio is the aspiring designer’s professional tool for advancement. Students completing the degree have demonstrated skills in the design and development of digital products including: websites, smartphone and tablet apps, and digital interfaces. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for employment in app design and development and may be prepared for employment as a: 1. Front end web developer or designer 2. Multimedia Artist 3. App Developer 4. UX/UI designer 5. Graphic Designer 6. Interactive Media Designer 7. Digital and Social Marketer

Major Requirements (17 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
DIGM001The Creative Suite for Graphic Designers3 units
DIGM003Introduction to Graphic Design3 units
DIGM014CDigital Illustration: Illustrator4 units
DIGM020AInterface Design4 units
DIGM086Portfolio Development3 units

Electives: Select Web or App Concentration (8 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Web Concentration

Web Development 1
Web Development 2

4 units
4 units
App Concentration

Introduction to App Design
Application Design and Development 2

4 units
4 units

Total Certificate Units: 25 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Plan and create client-focused websites that weave traditional design concepts, innovative interface ideas, and current technologies together in order to deliver and market quality web and mobile solutions.
  • Sketch wireframes designs for user interface prototypes
  • Apply programming languages to deliver web sites and Apps online and in App store
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to apply UX and UI standards to digital products
  • Write design proposals for marketing, app design, or marketing of digital products
  • Apply programming languages to layouts and user interactions for digital products
  • Follow standard user interface guidelines for accessible interfaces
Last Updated 10/14/22