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This program is designed for those who are experienced designers, or those who are students that have completed the DCA Certificate Program and would like to further their education and improve their skills and insight to the always changing world that is web design. The program gives students advanced training in technology, user experience, user interaction, problem solving, dynamically delivered content, and much more. The coursework will emphasize immersive and engaging user experiences, website optimization, and design solutions using critical thinking and applied techniques. The program is made up of 24 units, broken down into 3 required courses in addition to 3 electives, while requiring permission to enroll. The admission to the program is restricted to those who have received DCA Certificates in the last 3 years, or by review of the individual's portfolio.
Students that take 2 courses per semester can expect to complete the program in about 3 semesters, but many students are working full time while taking classes and may opt for 1 or 2 classes per semester. It should be noted that not all classes are offered each semester, so students should keep themselves up to date with the latest course offerings. Students will also have the option of completing the entire program online, but the availability of courses face to face and online will change format from time to time, so it is vital that the student be advised before committing to the program with expectations of completing it totally one way or the other.