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Web Page Design

Web Page Design

Erie Community College’s Web Page Design Certificate Program is designed to address the industry’s need for designers to possess greater competency in language, visual communication and graphic design skill, as well as formal training in essential industry standard software programs. The program will be beneficial for both Web page designers who want to upgrade their skills and students who want to obtain the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level Web page designer position.

Students will enjoy small class sizes and hands-on opportunities to utilize the latest in hardware and software as they take courses such as Orientation to Graphics, Photoshop I, Publishing IV Web Basics, Multimedia and Web Page Design with Dreamweaver.

This is a growing field and graduates will find positions with advertising agencies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses. In addition, graduates may transfer credits to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree in Visual Communications Technology: Graphic Arts and Printing. Graduates may also transfer credits to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Web Page Design.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of the Web Page Design Certificate Program, the student will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of the nature of Visual Communications;
  • prepare for entry level employment and/or continuation of higher education in the field of Digital and print media;
  • produce creative digital and print media projects;
  • execute proper use of design principles;
  • apply analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they relate to the visual communications industry; and
  • utilize current industry standard technologies.


Total Degree Credits: 30.5-35.0

First Year, Fall Semester
GA 101 - Orientation to Graphics Credit Hours: 2
GA 131 - Photoshop I® Credit Hours: 2
GS 111 - College Success Skills Credit Hours: 3
EN 100 - Composition I: Rhetorical Strategies Credit Hours: 3 or
EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
Math or Science Elective Credit Hours: 3 or 4 

First Year, Spring Semester
GA 140 - Publishing IV Web Basics Credit Hours: 3
GA 144 - Multimedia Credit Hours: 2
GA 145 - Web Page Design with Dreamweaver Credit Hours: 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3

Choice of three (3) Career Field Electives 6.5-10 credits*
GA 102 - Publishing I Basics Credit Hours: 2
GA 125 - Create With Illustrator® Credit Hours: 2.5
GA 141 - Photoshop II® Credit Hours: 2
GA 146 - Intro to 3D Modeling and Animation Credit Hours: 3
AT 222 - Digital Photography Credit Hours: 3
AT 230 - Design I Credit Hours: 3
CS 103 - Web Development and Programming Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3
EN 201 - Writing for Graphic Publications Credit Hours: 3

* Students are to select any three of the career field elective courses for a total of 6.5 - 10.0 credits.

Note: The Visual Communications; Web Page Design Certificate program is a sequenced program. Course availability for career field core requirements and career field electives may be affected. Students are advised to check with the Visual Communications: Graphic Arts and Printing Technology Department before registering for courses. Total certificate program credits may vary; however most certificate programs are between 30 and 34 credits. The Visual Communications; Web Page Design Certificate program carries 30.5 - 35.0 credit hours. Students without Macintosh computer skills are encouraged to take GA 102 Publishing I (Macintosh) Basics as one of the three career field electives.

Available At:

South Campus

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

HS or HSE Diploma

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Advertising Agencies
Government Agencies
Non-Profit Organizations
Gainful Employment Information

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Curriculum Code:



Engineering & Technologies
Web Page Design

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Web Page Design

Roberta Schlehr
South Campus
Room 2101B
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: (716) 851-1827