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Web Design

Program Code:
Engineering & Information Technology
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018
Accelerated Delivery?

About the Program

The Web Design program is for individuals wanting to learn website authoring and design skills. The program focuses on how to plan, create, design, develop and implement professional websites. The program blends theoretical concepts with practical skills in each course to ensure graduates have a solid working knowledge of the technologies covered.

Program Information

Length: 15-week Certificate program
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: Varies
First-Year Capacity: 16

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates can expect to apply for entry-level positions or put their newly acquired skills to use in their own business.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1037)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1080 Job Search

Description: Job Search is designed to help prepare you to seek employment in a related field. Topics covered will include the ability to utilize effective job search tools and techniques, and to be able to interpret job descriptions and postings. An integral part of the course will be job searching, writing and editing of a cover letter and resume, and preparing for interviews.
Hours: 20
Credits: 1

DMED1000 Illustrator

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with practical skills in the use of Adobe Illustrator, an industry standard for creating and manipulating digital illustrations. Geared towards those with limited experience in the field of computer graphics, this course will take students from the basics through to a broad understanding of the techniques and tools available to the Illustrator user. Instruction is based on hands-on work with the program and practical exercises. Specific topics include navigating the illustrator environment, digital drawing tools, using color in illustration, gradients, meshes, and blends, designing with text, as welll as preparing compositions for export to the web and printing.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2

DMED1020 Photoshop

Description: This course will cover an introduction to Adobe PhotoShop. Topics covered include: importing and working with images in PhotoShop, creating type and using filters, use of .GIF and .JPEG file types and creating banners and buttons for use on the Web.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3

DMED1030 Dreamweaver

Description: In this course participants will be introduced to Macromedia DreamWeaver. This software package is used by many professionals for Web site design and production. Topics covered include: working with templates, creating tables, working with multimedia, Web site organization and defining image map regions.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3

DSGN1000 Principles of Graphic Design

Description: Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 English or Communications III This course covers principles of design, page layout and comparisons between conventional versus computer generated design. Participants will learn the planning process, creating mock-ups, various design considerations in page and monitor layout, as it relates to graphic design. The course will cover designing with type, graphics, and photographs. The participant will also explore the elements and principles of typography and image relationships to effectively communicate visual information through design, as well as theories and practices of interactive graphics. Topics include page layout and balance, use of type, use of colour, use of graphics, logos, advertising, types of graphics and their applications and object placement.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2


Description: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the language behind every Web site on the World Wide Web. Students will cover basic to advanced HTML5 and CSS topics, learning skills in text and graphics manipulation, hot links, tables, forms, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Image Maps, and Frames. Students will learn how to create and upload Web sites with tools such as browsers, text editors, and FTP.
Hours: 124
Credits: 8

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Program Handbook


Apply Now

Applicants must first meet with the program contact for an interview before submitting an application. The program contact will review your documentation and provide assistance in completing a Conestoga College Program Application Form.

Please Contact:

Carol Schlievert
519-748-5220 ext 2390
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.



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