Online Web Site Design Degree
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of the fastest growing occupations through the years will be the practice of being a webmaster, who designs, develops, and maintains websites. Every major corporation in the United States now has a website, and the percentage of small businesses that have websites increases each year. This is an excellent field to enter for anyone who is both creative and technically adept.
Many people enter the field of website design without college degrees, but those who have associate’s and bachelor’s degrees hold a considerable advantage over the competition, as is the case in nearly every field. Companies view college diplomas as symbols of discipline, intelligence, and advanced knowledge. Many large corporations and small businesses consider a college degree to be a minimum job requirement. With a degree, a website designer has more professional opportunities than someone without one.
Website designers also have the option of working for themselves, seeking clients who need either personal or business websites developed. Many people want to run their own online businesses but lack the technical expertise to create their own websites. Comprehensive website design services include designing attractive layouts, search-engine friendly pages, and secure online ordering systems. These are skills that students acquire in college degree programs.
Here at the school we offer a diploma program in website design intended to help students obtain entry-level positions in the field. The credits earned in this program can also be applied towards associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Interactive Media Design.