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Web Design Specialist Program

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Midwestern Career College’s 8-week Web Design Specialist program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of web design and equip students with the ability to create a simple or advanced website.

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Those interested in starting or furthering a career in website design will excel in this program.

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Program Length: 8 Weeks

Web Design Specialist Definition

Web Design Specialist Definition

According to Robert Half, Web Designers are responsible for designing and building the interface, navigation and aesthetic of websites for businesses and clients. Likely working in the IT team of an organization or for a digital design agency that services clients, Web Designers should possess a range of skills and qualities.

A Web Designer’s job description could include:

  • Designing engaging and responsive landing pages
  • Integrating client CMS programs and data feeds into websites
  • Optimizing sites for maximum speed and scalability
  • Employing industry and design best practice through website build process
  • Conducting website testing
  • Liaising with back-end developers to ensure web and app logic is properly integrated
  • Ensuring website function and stability across devices i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet
  • Working with marketing and research teams to incorporate brand elements and relevant market research findings into website
  • Providing internal support and external customer service throughout the build and launch process of the website

Program Objectives

The mission of the Web Design Specialist program is to provide career-focused education in entry-level website design. Students will learn how to code, post basic HTML and CSS files to the Internet and apply Javascript graphics applications and other authorizing tools to design, editing, and publishing of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web.

MCC’s Web Design program explores key industry-standard design guidelines to ensure strong online presentation while applying foundational knowledge of website creation including planning, design and development of a functional web page.

Program courses include:

CST103 Web Page Design

The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the theoretical foundations of human-computer interaction and an appreciation for human factors in software systems. Students will practice designing user-centered interfaces. In this course, students will learn HTML basic tags, images, links, lists, tables, CSS basics, responsive design, Twitter bootstrap, and HTML forms.  

CST106 Intro to Java Script

This class introduces the JavaScript language, with a focus on advanced language features and client-side programming. Topics covered include basic syntax, object-oriented programming, closures, higher-order functions, the DOM, and AJAX.

Upon completion of MCC’s Web Design Specialist program, students will be able to:

  • Read and write basic HTML and CSS code
  • Apply Javascript graphics
  • Create a full functioning website
  • Understand how to edit and upload websites to a web server
  • Be familiar with different web design theories and understand web terminology
  • Apply key industry-standard design guidelines in a functioning website

Additional Information

Program Length: 8 weeks

Semester Credit Hours: 6

Clock Hours: 135

Admission requirements: Potential students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

* Note: this program is not approved for Title IV Financial Aid

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the continued popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1



Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.



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