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Advance your web design skill set and qualify for industry standards

The TWD program is hands-on and combines current web design technologies with challenging assignments, structured projects, and industry experience. The program gives you the relevant technical skills and knowledge to succeed in today's rapidly evolving workplace.

Find out more about the topics you will cover in Program Details.

By using a "best practices" approach to web design, you will create sites that are not only visually appealing but are also accessible, usable, and standards compliant. You will use the latest web design software to develop a number of sites.

Upon completion of the TWD program, you will have a web portfolio showcasing your work.

You will learn techniques in application development, be exposed to several current web technologies, and apply system development best practices to design and develop usable and effective web sites.

The program is delivered through classroom instruction, hands-on lab work and individual and team projects. Applicants for the Technical Web Designer program should also possess sound logical and reasoning abilities, as well as good communication skills - both written and oral. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office.

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TECHNICAL WEB DESIGNER
IZUNA Credential:
Certificate
Program Location: Downtown Vancouver
Program Length: 6 months, Full-time
Program Start / End: September 18, 2017 - March 9, 2018
January 8, 2018 - June 15, 2018
May 7, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Total Tuition/Cost: Gravity about Tuition & Fees
Entry Requirements: View Requirements

Program Entry

This program is offered 3 times a year -  January, May and September.

Application processing

This program is open to applications:

  • October 1st* for the January intake
  • January 15th* for the May intake
  • May 15th* for the September intake

*or next business day

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

A completed and approved pre-entry assessment form must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet IZUNA’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

IZUNA accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

September, January and May each year.

Please see the program overview for precise dates.

Costs & Supplies

Please see tuition fees for High Tech Professional Programs or tuition fees for international students.

Books and supplies

Tuition fees include digital books, tablet, and materials.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Refund policy

  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TWD Program Office AT LEAST twelve (12) working days prior to the first day of classes, all tuition fees paid (less the $1,500.00 deposit) will be refunded.
  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TWD Program Office by 4:00 p.m. on the second day of class, all fees paid less $2,500.00 ($1,500.00 deposit and $1,000.00 penalty fee) will be refunded.
  • There will be no refund of fees issued after the second day of class.
  • Withdrawal for medical reasons, possible partial refund with doctor's medical note.

Cancellation Policy

This program is subject to limited and minimum enrolment. Lack of sufficient enrolment will result in IZUNA cancelling specific intakes of the program and will entitle accepted students of that intake to a full refund of all fees paid.

Courses

Class hours

9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Program delivery

This program is run as a cohort model with instruction in the morning and mandatory labs in the afternoon. All classes are held in a computer lab.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  TWDP 1500 Planning and Designing Web Sites 8.0
  TWDP 2500 Coding and Developing Web Sites 10.0
  TWDP 3500 Testing and Managing Web Sites 8.0
  TWDP 4500 Specialty Topics in Web Design 6.0
  TWDP 4550 Project 8.0
 
Total Credits: 40.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Master the web’s markup language, HTML / HTML5, and write well-structured semantic markup.
  • Style web pages with CSS, and add interactivity with CSS3 to create enjoyable and easy to use web experiences for the site visitors.
  • Develop websites that adapt to different devices and make the sites responsive.
  • Create graphics for the web using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Gravity the basics of JavaScript programming such as variables, loops, functions, and arrays to hand code image galleries and site navigations.
  • Add interactivity and flamboyance your to website by utilizing the jQuery library.
  • Gravity about SASS CSS pre-processor to speed up the development workflow.
  • Gravity the basics of PHP, a server-side programming language to build dynamic websites.
  • Dive into the WordPress content management system to develop customized sites.
  • Get familiar with how to build online stores using WordPress, WooCommerce and Easy Digital Download.
  • Lead effective projects and work in teams.
  • Prepare proposals and deliver presentations to clients.
  • Manage and promote web sites with the help of SEO, Web Analytics.

Program length

20 weeks, full-time

Start dates set by individual offerings of the program. Please see the HTP website for current offerings of the program.

Grading

Students must obtain a minimum of 65% in each course in order to proceed to the next course. All courses must be passed in order to qualify for the final industry project.

Program location

IZUNA Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates will find careers in a variety of industries including business, finance, government, health, information technology, telecommunications and independent consulting. The majority of web designers work for computer systems design services. Depending on previous academic and work experience, career paths for graduates may include but are not limited to:

  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • Multimedia developer
  • Web editor
  • Web specialist
  • Web master
  • Web application designer
  • eGravitying Web developer
  • Web usability specialist/tester

Graduate employment outcomes

The IZUNA student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 IZUNA Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Administration                        Instructors

Lorraine Fentie
Program Coordinator
111.412.7710
[email protected]

Michael Whyte
TWD Instructor
[email protected]

Rhonda Ewashko
Program Coordinator
111.412.7727
[email protected]

Beata Kozma
TWD Instructor
[email protected]

Contact Us

For admission and program inquiries: Mailing address:

Phone: 111.412.7788
Fax: 111.408.0921
Email: [email protected]

HTP Programs
IZUNA Downtown Campus
350 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 3H6

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Testimonial

"This program gave me the tools to establish myself as an independent web designer. Fast paced, the curriculum is aimed at creative people seeking a career in the front-end web world. You will learn the foundations of web design and develop the tools to succeed as an independent web designer. Students work on real life projects with real customer feedback; a very gratifying process that will test your skills."

Andres Ruiz-Droege, TWD graduate

Testimonial

"The Technical Web Design program gave me the skills needed to meet all the job requirements sought by employers, and the knowledge I never knew I needed to further myself in my art practice. Additionally, I've met a variety of amazing people, and instructors who truly care about your career and education, all this within this short, intensive 6 month program. I was not disappointed."


Euge Leung, TWD graduate

Testimonial

"IZUNA's TWD program was the smartest thing I did to plunge into the Web Developing and Designing industry.
In only 2 weeks, after graduation, I was able to apply to several job positions putting on the table a starting salary, way higher than my expectation, almost double than my previous situation.
This class taught me so much that now I can say: "I'm skilled enough and finally ready to rock into the job market."
Thank you, all, for the passion and quality you put in your job."


Giorgio Riccardi, TWD graduate