Web Professional Certificate

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

The Web Professional Certificate

  • Prepares students for employment or self-employment in the web industry
  • Emphasizes standards-based coding and scripting, usability, accessibility, and creative problem solving, media production, e-commerce concepts, project management, and networking
  • Helps students obtain acquire multimedia design skills with one option and web programming skills with another
  • Helps students obtain skills in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier, as well as open source products, such as WordPress
  • Helps students develop realistic expectations about work conditions through individual and collaborative work-based projects and by learning in the same technological environment in which they will eventually work
  • Web development option designed to equip students for Certified Internet Web Professional certifications, including the Web Foundations Associate Series, the Web Design Specialist, and the E-commerce Specialist

You can use this to:

  • Enhance career opportunities in:
    • Website Design
    • Website Development
    • Content Management System Development
    • Content Management Theme Design
    • Web Database Development
    • Mobile Web Development
    • eCommerce Development
    • Search Engine Optimization Consulting

The demand for web professionals continues to exceed the number of qualified workers. Many web professionals work from home and work with clients all over the world.

EMSI predicts 27% job growth in California and median earnings for $33.28/hour for web professionals.

eCommerce Development offers growing job opportunities, high wages, and high job satisfaction.

More information at academy-webdesign.com.

What will I learn?

  • To describe contemporary concepts of Internet technology, networking, databases, electronic communications, and copyright law.
  • To apply skills of software mastery in the creation of Web media, such as graphics, motion graphics, and interactive media.
  • To use valid markup, cascading style sheets, semantic encoding, accessibility compliance, and error-free scripting in the creation of Web content.
  • To apply design principles to creatively solve visual communication problems.
  • To collaborate successfully through effective verbal and visual communication, leadership, and project management and the use of software productivity tools.

Program Learning Outcome Assessments

I have found that the Cerro Coso Web Design program has been just what I needed. They have some of the best instructors I have worked with who make themselves easily available to assist and are caring, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals. I am very happy with the program and highly recommend it!

—Anne Aylor, Student

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses


Select 12 units from the following courses

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 28.0 units and will likely take 3 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

28.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $1,288 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,680* for books and supplies

Total cost $2,968 for 3 semesters


28.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $10,125 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,680* for books and supplies

Total cost $11,805 for 3 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.