The Web Page Authoring Technical Certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of careers that require Web page creation. An emphasis is placed on design issues and the front-end of Web site design. Program courses are designed to develop the skills to write HTML code to create a Web page with graphics and styled text, create and incorporate graphics that have been optimized for speedy transmission, design Web pages for ease of use and navigation, upload Web site pages to a server, and understand legal issues as they apply to the Web.
The program prepares students to work in studio and corporate settings. Career opportunities include Web site creation firms, advertising and public relations firms, or maintenance of a company or organization Web site.
Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate in Web Page Authoring or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree in Visual Communications
The Web Page Authoring Technical Certificate is a 24 credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Web Page Authoring Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Visual Communications - Web Design Concentration, if students choose to continue their education. Students who plan to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult their advisors about articulation options.
Program Name: Web Page Authoring
Program CIP Code: 06.11.0801.00
Applicable SOC Codes: 15-1134.00
(Click SOC code for more info about SOC 15-1134.00 from the Tennessee Career Information Delivery System)
Program Level: Certificate
Program Length: 24 hours
Tuition and Fees for Entire Program: $3,336
Tuition and fees are based on the current rate of $139.00 a credit hour.
Books and Supplies for Entire Program: $1,200
The amount for books and supplies is based on the average spent per semester.
Actual amounts will vary based on program and course load.
Room and Board (if applicable, entire length): Not Applicable
• Median Debt for Graduates: $7,166
• From Title IV Loans: $7,166
• From Other Sources: $0
• 90.9% of graduates complete the program within expected time, as identified by the program length.
• Job Placement Rate: 100% as reported by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
The job placement rate was calculated per the Tennessee Board of Regents performance funding report requirements.
• Web Developers
The estimated salary range for entry-level Web Production Artist positions is from $30,000 – $37,000.
David Weilmuenster, Web Design Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor, 615-353-3415
David Weilmuenster teaches a variety of subjects - including typography, printing technologies and web publishing courses. He is a graduate of MTSU, and serves as coordinator for web oriented classes in the Visual Communications department at Nashville State.
B.F.A., Art, Middle Tennessee State University, 1993
Dale Rogers, Multimedia Design Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor, 615-353-3505, Website
Dale Rogers is the Program Coordinator for the A.A.S. Visual Communications - Multimedia Concentration. His teaching focus is in multimedia and web authoring both in the classroom and online. He brings a passion for teaching, and experience from multiple disciplines to our division. Dale has a Master's degree in Education in eLearning Technology and Design and his graduate work was in on-line curriculum design and implementation.
Dale has over eight years corporate training and curriculum design experience, and six years in web and multimedia design. Before coming to Nashville State, he was the Program Coordinator and Webmaster at Vanderbilt University for a multidisciplinary doctoral program in Reliability and Risk. Dale also holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design where his focus was in Computer Aid Drafting and Design. Before coming to Nashville, he lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 12 years. He spent five years with the Intergraph Corporation where he developed and implemented a training program for architectural engineering software products using Microstation and relational databases.
B.S., Mechanical Drafting, Alabama A&M University, 1989
M.Ed., e-Learning Technology, Jones International University, 2006
Web Page Authoring is an online program, requiring students to attend campus only to take proctored exams. Students must have a computer and Internet access. Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with computers and the Web, and be capable of configuring their computers for online courses. Visit www.nscc.edu/academics/online-learning/ for additional information about hardware and software standards and to determine whether online learning is right for you.
Online courses offer an asynchronous learning environment; students participate in class activities such as bulletin board discussions at different times of day and different days of the week. Weekly participation is required—the courses are not “self-paced.”
A few of the courses may require the student to own specific applications, such as Photoshop™ or Dreamweaver™. Some of the courses are also offered onsite (in a classroom).
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