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UX Design

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate in UX Design prepares students for entry-level positions in the field and/or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in a similar 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 design projects that can help them transition to doing internship, freelance or contract positions. Students are encouraged to apply to bachelor’s degree programs within the area. In either a work or school scenario the aspiring designers will gain professional skills for advancement within a design discipline. Students completing the degree have demonstrated skills in the design and development of digital products including: websites, smartphone and tablet apps, and other digital interface products. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for employment in app design and development and may be prepared for employment as a: Front-end Web Developer or Designer, Multimedia Artist, App Developer, UX/UI Designer, Graphic Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Digital and Social Marketer, and Visual Designer.

Major Core Requirements (21 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
GDES001Adobe Creative Apps for Graphic Design3 units
GDES003Introduction to Graphic Design3 units
GDES004Visual Design Practice4 units
GDES008Photoshop for Designers3 units
GDES020AUX Design 14 units
GDES020BUX Design 24 units

Major Electives (4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
GDES007Digital Illustration: Illustrator4 units
GDES009Introduction to Typography3 units
GDES011Blogs and Site Development: WordPress1 unit
GDES021AWeb Development 14 units
GDES023Introduction to App Design4 units
GDES025Portfolio Development3 units
ARTS031ABeginning Drawing 3 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 "P") or better for all required courses.

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

  • Sketch wireframes designs for user interface prototypes
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to apply UX and UI standards to digital products
  • Apply programming languages to layouts and user interactions for digital products
  • Follow standard user interface guidelines for accessible interfaces
  • Apply basic design principles to UX designs
Last Updated 7/19/23