Web Design and Interactive Media Certificate

Earn Your Certificate in 1.5 Years

Take the first step toward a successful career in web design! You’ll learn the technology behind today’s Internet and website design protocols by producing professional communications, interactive web solutions and develop an understanding of the technical aspects of interactive web design. Ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a web design/interactive media career and for people whose current jobs have expanded to include website responsibilities.

Courses include best practice web design (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), WordPress, mobile technologies and web standards and accessibility.

Certificate credit can be applied to the Web Design and Interactive Media Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To learn more, visit the Web Design and Interactive Media page.

Space is limited for the Monday, August 16, 2021 program start.

Benefits of This Fast Track Program

  • Earn college credit that can be applied toward an accredited Associate's degree.
  • Prepare to enter a new industry or advance your career within web and graphic design.
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge within your current position.
  • Get support from academic advisors throughout the program.
  • Interact and share experiences with fellow students as part of a cohort.
  • Learn from established industry professionals with web design expertise.
  • Take all courses in an online format, including “live,” synchronous scheduled sessions with your instructor and classmates.

What You'll Learn

  • Overview of the Internet, basic computer programming, hardware, databases, networking, security concerns, and version control tools.
  • Basic website design and development from drawing an initial sketch to hand-coding a responsive, multi-page website with HTML and CSS, and uploading a website to a web host provider.
  • Conduct user research and user experience design.
  • Create still and animated images for using on websites and other digital platforms.
  • Advance CSS skills to produce websites with complex and creative designs.
  • Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript programming.
  • Learn and compare the latest JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular and Vue) for developing complex, modern websites.
  • Ensure websites adhere to Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines.
  • Create and maintain a WordPress business website. Design an accompanying mobile app prototype using Adobe XD.
  • Develop an understanding of industry expectations of a portfolio and obtain interview skills. Showcase your web design skills along with creating self-branding assets.

Sample Course Schedule - Web Design and Interactive Media Certificate

Your actual schedule may be different. Classes are entirely online.

Timeframe Course # Credit Hours Course Name


Attend a mandatory orientation focused on your success in the program.

Semester 1

WEB 110


Internet Fundamentals




Web Foundations

Semester 2

WEB 200


Web Scripting Foundations


WEB 170


Web Graphics & Prototyping

Semester 3

GRA 145


Wordpress and Mobile Technologies

Semester 4

WEB 210


Web Accessibility


WEB 235


Interactive Scripting

Semester 5

WEB 180


Web Multimedia


WEB 299


Web Design Capstone

27 credits: Web Design and Interactive Media Certificate earned.



Career Outlook

This certificate prepares you for entry-level employment to become a web designer or interactive media specialist. Career opportunities can include designing web sites for non-profit organizations or small businesses. An additional background in graphic design can expand career opportunities including those in a design agency.

Next Steps

For more information about Harper's Fast Track Program, please call us at 847.925.6438 or FTSTUDENT@harpercollege.edu, schedule an appointment or attend an info session.