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User Interface and User Experience (a.k.a. UI/UX) is one of the hottest gigs in the technology industry today! The field is a combination of visual design, usability, and web development, with the goal of creating beautiful product experiences for users. Job opportunities for UI/UX professionals include user research, usability analyst, information architect, interaction designer, visual designer, and UI/UX designer. Expected salary provided by The Component Group runs on the low end at 75K to 117K on the high end.

UI/UX Design has a low barrier of entry for those with some experience working on a software project (web, mobile, desktop, or something else). Many professionals with print backgrounds and experience in Adobe products are also attracted to this career path. The differences between UI/UX design and graphic design comes from interaction design. Graphic designers are probably good in visual design, so this certificate program helps develop interaction design too.

UI/UX designers are responsible for designing satisfying or compelling experiences for users of a product, often drawing on results from user research and workflow analysis. Often they are responsible for producing wireframes, personas, usage scenarios, site maps, taxonomies, and conducting usability testing on prototypes or finished products to access the quality of a user experience. They are often experts in understanding of graphic design and web technologies.

Many classes offered under the UI/UX Design Certificate Program can also be used towards the Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing Certificate Program** and the Web Design Certificate programs.

** The Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing Certificate Program will phase out at the end of July 2014.

15 Required Courses (no electives):

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Web Page Design Level 1
  • Web Page Design Level 2
  • Adobe Photoshop: Level 1
  • Adobe Photoshop: Advanced For Designers
  • JavaScript
  • Responsive Design Using Bootstrap
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Adobe AIR & Edge Animate
  • Adobe Dreamweaver Level 1
  • Adobe Dreamweaver Level 2
  • UI/UX Fundamentals: Level 1
  • UI/UX Fundamentals: Level 2
  • Web Design: Best Practices
  • Capstone: Web Design/Web Development

NOTE: Due to number of courses required to complete this program, some classes are only offered once per year. Please schedule accordingly.

UI/UX Program Fee: Students must submit a non-refundable $50 certificate processing fee by the completion of the second course. Upon completion of the program, students must notify the Continuing Education office. After verification of the student's completion status, a certificate will be mailed out to the address on record.

Course NameMeetsBeginsEndsFeeNew
UI/UX Architecture Level 1M & W : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM07/27/2008/05/20435.00
UI/UX Architecture Level 2M & W : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM08/10/2008/19/20435.00

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These courses may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.

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