The Web Professional program is designed to prepare students for employment or self-employment in the Web industry by emphasizing standards-based coding and scripting, creative problem solving, usability, accessibility, media production, e-commerce concepts, project management, and networking. Students obtain skills in Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as open source products. The curriculum has the objective of developing technical and design skills, a combination of competencies that employers and clients value. 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. The curriculum is also 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.
"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
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.