Online Web Designer Training

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  • Self-Paced
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Web Page Designer Training Program Overview

Realize your creative potential and take the first step toward becoming a Web Designer with ICS Canada’s online Career Diploma training program. Learn how to design eye-catching websites for yourself and for others. With ICS Canada, you can train at home and at a pace that's right for you, and you can complete this program in as little as six months!

You’ll learn how to create websites using Adobe® Dreamweaver® software, which is included with your program. You’ll also learn about Internet security, how to set up an Internet business, Internet programming, and how to get your web pages onto web servers.¹

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To prepare students to gain entry-level employment as a web page designer by learning the aesthetic and technical aspects of creating engaging web sites.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Examine the role of technology in business and society, including trends and their implications for the future
  • Identify current uses for the Internet, including web searches, conducting research, and how to use email
  • Describe how to navigate and troubleshoot Windows, including how to create shortcuts, customize your computer, and manage system settings and tools
  • List basic editorial guidelines and procedures and recognize how they are applied to a create a well-written document
  • Describe the factors that must be considered before a document can be laid out in a page layout program, and recognize the elements of a well-designed web page
  • Identify a variety of typefaces and recognize how to select typefaces for your document
  • Differentiate between digital art file formats, including raster and vector graphics
  • Describe HTML and other web languages (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript), including the processes of using tags, creating hyperlinks, and incorporating graphics
  • Design webpages using HTML, integrating graphics and links
  • Recognize the qualities of good websites and the processes that go into creating websites
  • Create and add pages to websites using Dreamweaver, one of the most popular applications for designing and developing websites
  • Describe e-commerce and factors that go into setting up an online business, including Internet security issues and the measures taken to protect e-commerce
  • Identify the principles of file transfer protocol, file types, Internet connections, and file-transfer speed

Instruction Set 1

Learning Strategies

The advantages of learning at home; types of study materials; types of examinations; accessing and using the features of our website; determining what kind of learner you are; establishing a study schedule; using study tips; preparing for and taking examinations.

Introduction to the Internet

Getting online; selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP); Internet tools and services: electronic mail (email), newsgroups, bulletin boards, Internet Relay Chats (IRCs), Telnet, World Wide Web (WWW); shopping safely online.

Instruction Set 2

Internet Basics

Where to find browsers online; how to use a browser, including loading URLs, moving to other pages, saving pages and graphics, bookmarking, downloading, using email and search engines, setting preferences, plug-ins.

Instruction Set 3

Managing and Supporting Windows®

Modifying the Windows® desktop and program menu; customizing the Windows® operating system.

Advanced Windows®

Performing and prescribing system maintenance; resolving resource conflicts; creating a disaster plan.

Practical Exercise: Troubleshooting Windows®

“Hands-on” exercises in identifying and addressing system problems; gathering system information using the Windows® operating system.

Instruction Set 4

Essential Web Publishing Skills

The fundamentals of good writing; using document stylesheets and other common references.

Elements of Design

Design elements that make or break the “look” of a web page; selecting an appropriate typeface.

Computer Graphics

The role of computer graphics in document layout; creating new or manipulating existing artwork, graphics, and photographs; multimedia, virtual reality, and animation.

Cascading Style Sheets

Defining styles in CSS; how to display WEB elements; CSS basics and functionality; cross-browser techniques.

Instruction Set 5

HTML Coding

This lesson teaches how to create web pages with hypertext links, table, frames, and forms.

Additional Material

Textbook: HTML and XHTML Demystified

Instruction Set 6

Using Dreamweaver,® Part 1

Lessons designed to give “hands-on” experience with Dreamweaver®MX, including planning and creating a site, working with navigational structures and hyperlinks, editing text, and displaying links and images.

Additional Materials

Textbook: Adobe® Dreamweaver® Introductory Concepts and Techniques

Instruction Set 7

Using Dreamweaver,® Part 2

“Hands-on” lessons using Dreamweaver® Help, Accessibility, and publishing to a remote site.

Graded Projects: 1-3

Use your new skills to complete real-life projects.

Instruction Set 8

Internet Security

Fortifying a secure web site; firewalls; secure forms; encryption; user profiles.


Planning an online business; legal concerns; determining costs; storefront set-up; processing credit cards.

Introduction to Internet Programming

Overview of current programming languages and strategies, including CGI, DHTML, XML, Java,™ and more.

Uploading Web Pages

Uploading a web site to a local or remote server; features of RJ-45, T-1, and coaxial connections; quantifying upload times for single and multiple page sites.

Graded Project: Security and E-Commerce Project

Applying knowledge about securing and administering e-commerce web sites.

Instruction Set 9

Graded Final Project: Watermann Gallery Web Site

Use all the skills you learned in the program to design a dynamic web site. Write text, choose and add graphics, add pages, and publish the web site.

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later, Microsoft® Office 365, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
Microsoft, Windows, and Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.
IBM is a trademark of IBM Corporation registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.
Dreamweaver is a trademark of Macromedia, Inc. registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc. registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.
In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework.
To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.

Sample Lesson

To view a Web Page Designer sample lesson, click here.

Web Page Designer Design Course Details

In the ICS Canada Web Page Designer online program, you’ll cover topics such as:

  • Essential web publishing skills
  • Elements of design
  • HTML fundamentals
  • Adobe® Dreamweaver® software
  • Security and e-commerce
Online web page design course

Web page designers create websites using software like Dreamweaver.® Here are a few qualities that effective web page designers have in common:

  • Creative: When it comes to web design, you often have to think outside of the box.
  • Flexible: Projects may require compromise and different approaches for different clients.
  • Innovative: Design issues will require creativity and unique problem solving.
  • Dependable: Clients and employers rely on you to get the job done.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books and learning aids, including Adobe® Dreamweaver® software
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada provide any necessary software with its Web Page Designer Career Diploma Program?

Yes, students who meet at least 35% of their tuition obligation will receive Adobe® Dreamweaver® software with the program.

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¹ In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your coursework. To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.