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UC Irvine Extension Announces Enhanced Web Design and Development Certificate Program


The University of California, Irvine Extension is pleased to announce its web design and development certificate program with newly enhanced materials to better accommodate participants in the field. Individuals pursuing the certificate will have the option of taking either the “web design track” or “web development track” as part of the program. The “web design track” is geared toward professionals interested in the graphics layout side of website design, while the “web development track” is for individuals interested in the functional aspects of websites. In addition, two new “web design track” online courses will start during fall quarter – with registration beginning on July 29, and instruction starting on Oct. 3 and running through Nov. 13.

“The new web design and development certificate program reflects UC Irvine Extension's commitment to empowering the information technology leaders of tomorrow by offering the most cutting edge learning experiences of today,” says Melanie Mitchell, acting director of management, marketing and business programs at UC Irvine Extension. “With the growing trend of moving beyond first generation HTML-based web pages, participants will become educated on the latest interactive, state-of-the-art, web-based applications to support the demands of tomorrow's e-business processes.”

Formerly a specialized studies program, the new web design and development certificate program was expanded to include both the “web design track” and “web development track” enabling students to utilize the latest applications for creating a functional website from both a user and business perspective.

The “web design track” will prepare professionals entering the web design field by introducing the latest techniques for crafting the layout and organization of websites. Applications featured in the program include HTML, Photoshop, Cascading Style Sheets, Information Architecture and Graphical Design Concepts. In addition, two new online courses will be offered this fall. “Effective Information Design for the Web” will cover the ways in which web developers can present information in a clear, compelling and meaningful manner. The second course is “Overview of Rich Internet Applications with Flash, Java, and Silverlight”, which will introduce participants to Rich Internet Applications, including what they consist of, and some of the most common technologies for building them.

The “web development track” will prepare participants to become professional web developers by managing the functional aspects of websites and their applications such as HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and Flash.

To learn more about the certificate program or to register for one of its new dynamic courses, “Effective Information Design for the Web” and “Overview of Rich Internet Applications with Flash, Java, and Silverlight,” visit: or call 949-824-5414.

About UC Irvine Extension: As the continuing education arm of UCI, UC Irvine Extension is dedicated to providing a university-level learning experience for students, offering thousands of exciting courses and programs to local, regional, and global constituencies via online curriculum, as well as through on campus classes. UC Irvine Extension offers a rich array of academic and community programs to support a diverse audience, from a wide selection of academic programs to numerous campus activities. For more information, please visit or fan the school at

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County's largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UCI news, visit

For UC Irvine Extension
Ryan C. Smith, 714-573-0899 x 223

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