Frequently Asked Questions
What is Web Graphic Design Noncredit Certification?
Graphic Design Noncredit Certification is a professional certification for
those who have an aptitude with graphics, layout and colors.
Students will use state of the art software such as Photoshop to create high-quality graphics, Dreamweaver for powerful page layout and dynamic web pages,
Fireworks, and Flash to create
vector-based animation for quick downloads and ColdFusion.
Why should I get certified?
Earning a Web Graphic Design
noncredit certification acknowledges your expertise in working with
internet-based technologies. It lets others know your
achievement level, and can help you get a foot in the door
with either a prospective employer or client.
What salary can I
In 2009, the median annual income of a Web designer employed
in the United States was $50,725. This is a very good field to
be in, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in this sector to increase by 38 percent through 2016.
Employment in Web Design is expected to grow faster than average
Where do I get a job? Will you provide assistance?
Harford Community College offers counseling and assistance in
your job search. Advisors are available to help current students
and graduates with resume development and interview skills.
Visit the Academic
Advising and Transfer Services website or contact them at
How long is the program? What will I learn?
The Web Graphic Design program
consists of intensive training courses that include lectures and
hands-on exercises to provide students with the base knowledge necessary to perform in a business environment. The
duration of the training program can vary depending on both
student and course availability. Courses must be taken in
sequence, and projects must be completed in each course before
proceeding to the next class.
Web Graphic Design Certificates
The certification is awarded by Harford Community College
upon successful completion of the entire programís courses and
projects. There are no further Web Graphic Design
education requirements or exams once the student has become
certified. However, you may wish to become certified in new
technologies as they develop.
What are the Prerequisites?
Students must be comfortable working with Windows 2003 or XP and understand directory
and file structures, comfortable with browsers, and have
advanced knowledge of the Internet. All participants are
encouraged to attend Computer Counseling Night for detailed
information on the program.
Iím still not sure the computer field is for me. What
should I do?
Attend Computer Counseling Night held at the beginning of
the Fall Semester on the Harford Community College Campus. Itís
free to the public. Computer training instructors will be there
to speak with you and help select the programs appropriate for
How much will this cost?
Costs vary depending on whether you register for training as
well. See specific course listings for fees.
For tuition assistance or loan deferment
information, please contact Finance and Accounting at
443-412-2207. For Presidential Scholarship information, please
contact Toni Mitchell at
email@example.com or 443-412-2317. For additional
information, contact Pam Karwowski at 443-360-9108 or email