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Web Design - Interactive Media Certificate

Eight-month certificate

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September
  • Get your web design career started in just eight months.
  • Learn the fundamentals of effective design, web tools and graphics, basic marketing, business foundations and more.
  • Gain skills in HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP and Database.
  • Explore a variety of topics including web analytics and usability, social media and graphic design.

Career possibilities: Qualify to work as a freelance/corporate web designer, database technician, front-end web developer and more.

WHY CHOOSE NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE?

  • Technical expertise. In response to industry and employer input, NIC's programs include an increased number of advanced technology courses to give you a high level of technical expertise.
  • Innovation. Today’s employers and businesses value creative problem solving. NIC’s Interactive Media instructors look for innovative, creative solutions preparing you for your future career.
  • Develop your style. At NIC, you'll learn in small classes from experienced instructors who are focused on your success. You'll have access to resources, professional guidance and encouragement to develop your personal style.
  • Want to go further? The Web Design certificate counts as credit toward the Web and Mobile Application Development diploma and Advanced Communication and Interactive Design diploma, which leads to a wide range of knowledge, opportunities and careers.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

NIC's interactive media programs provide you with the skills you need today and in the future. Part-time study is available but, because technology changes rapidly, you are encouraged to complete your studies as quickly as you can.

The web design certificate is the technical foundation for NIC"s interactive media web programs and introduces you to the design of web applications. The program is suited to anyone exploring a career in web design and web applications, whether you are a high school graduate or seeking a second/alternate career.

You will graduate with fundamental knowledge in design for print and web, programming, social media marketing and typography. With accompanying courses in effective organizational writing, basic marketing principles, entrepreneurship and small business management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates qualify for a wide variety of entry-level, front-end web design positions. You may also choose to keep studying toward NIC's Mobile Application Development certificate or Web and Mobile Application Development diploma. 

Supply List

You are required to have sufficient hardware and software for completing coursework. Please review the supply list document for a complete description of technical requirements.

Admission Requirements

  1. C in one of Provincial English 12, English 12 First Peoples, NIC ENG-060, ENG-096, ENG-098, ESL-090, or equivalent; or English assessment.

 

Upgrade with us to meet prerequisites

Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.


Program Requirements

plus one English course from the following:

  • ENG-107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama
  • ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis
  • ENG-120 Introduction to Literature: Short Stories and the Novel
  • ENG-121 Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama
  • ENG-125 Composition & Indigenous Literature I
  • ENG-126 Composition & Indigenous Literature II
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2016, Winter, Spring & Summer 2017

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $2,850
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $150
Books $1,500
Learner Resource $150
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,045
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan.

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $12,480
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $150
Books $1,500
Learner Resource $150
Health and Dental $275
Total $14,675
Additional Costs for International Students include the $100 Application fee and the $280 Accommodation Placement fee (optional).
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan.

Linda Perron

Linda Perron

Linda.Perron@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5054 | Location DIS - 215

Ashley Blacquiere

Ashley Blacquiere


Frank Lu

Frank Lu

Faculty

Business Administration, Computer Science Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics-Science

MSc (Business Admin) in Management Info Systems (UBC, 1992)

Subjects: Business, Info Tech & Comp Science, Interactive Media, Mathematics
frank.lu@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5046 | Location TYE - 121

Steve Mackey

Steve Mackey

Steve.Mackey@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4105 | Location RAV - 108B

Kevin Niemi

Kevin Niemi

kevin.niemi@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4268

Frank Niscak

Frank Niscak

frank.niscak@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5045 | Location TYE - 121

Susanne Sampson

Susanne Sampson

susanne.sampson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5228 | Location RAV - 108A

Barbra Sundquist

Barbra Sundquist

barbrasundquist@gmail.com
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000

Nico Tewinkel

Nico Tewinkel

Faculty

Computer Science Technology

BSc, Computer Science (University of Victoria, 1993)

Subjects: Interactive Media

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson

megan.wilson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5056 | Location RAV - 108B

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