Front End Web Design Certificate

Front End Web Design

In the ever changing landscape of the internet the ability to use tools proficiently and be able to speak in design and code are crucial skills. The Front-End Web Design certificate was created to teach, and sharpen the skills of anyone seeking to interface with the web. Each student will come away from the class with an understanding of the modern tools, processes, and technologies used in web design and front-end development. In addition to learning about the tools, we will discuss their practical application to meet current industry needs.

While most courses focus heavily on design or coding, this course seeks to combine the two into comprehensive set of skills that will allow each student to be able to branch out into either direction. By learning the common language between design and development the graduates of this certificate are uniquely positioned to assist in all aspects of digital marketing, or in helping organizations in overcoming the communication hurdles that so often plague product and engineering relationships.

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This certificate program provides participants with in depth knowledge on the programs and procedures for creating dynamic and responsive websites. Students will gain skills in web design and the work that goes into the backend including the HTML/CSS coding and website debugging.

Is this certificate right for me?

The Front End Web Design certificate is designed for four primary audiences:

  • Design Students/Professionals - For those that have an understanding of design and are wanting to gain familiarity with new design tools, refine their skills for web, or are seeking and understanding of modern front-end development libraries and processes.
  • Software Engineers - The certificate serves to help any software engineer gain a greater appreciation and understanding of design work and tools, and enables them to speak more fluently with ux designers in regards to web design.
  • Looking for a Career Change - This certificate will teach the fundamentals of front-end design. The certificate is a statement that the individual knows how to design for the web and build out designs in front-end technologies for software engineering teams.
  • Marketing professionals - A lot of marketing is done digitally through email, websites, and ads. This course will provide the basics of how to design and build most things required by marketing departments to help round out the skills of any marketing professional.

Total hours of instruction:   60 (8 week commitment)

Schedule:   8 weeks, classes usually twice per week with a few Saturdays

Format:   Classes are held in an in-person format with an industry experienced instructor. Class is held in a computer lab.

Location:   Classes are held at our Main Campus:
Continuting Education Building 540 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Frequency of classes:   All classes in this certificate are held in the fall and spring.

Required courses Held in: Fall Spring Summer
Front End Web Design Certificate PROEA 887

Other certificate details


All certificate students will receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade at the conclusion of the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be engaged for the full length of each class.

Week #1

  • Introduction to Front-End Web Design
  • Introduction to Adobe XD

Week #2

  • Managing Sites, Symbols, and Libraries in Adobe XD
  • Introduction to Photoshop

Week #3

  • Images for Web with Photoshop
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Design Workshop

Week #4

  • Vector Graphics in Illustrator
  • Tool and File Interoperability

Week #5

  • Introduction to Code Editors
  • Introduction to HTML

Week #6

  • Introduction to CSS

Week #7

  • Introduction to Javascript

Week #8

  • Website Debugging and Site Management
  • Project Wrap Up and Presentation

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“Nate was really helpful and took time to help each of us one-on-one since we all had different needs for our websites. I really enjoyed this course!”

“The subject matter of this class was entirely new to me, and I appreciated the way that it was taught for beginners. I'm really proud of what I have created (having had zero knowledge coming into the course).”

“Very professional. Nate had a lot of industry experience and can provide you with practical knowledge.”

“I liked that the whole class was building on this one project, so I felt like each thing I learned had a purpose that I could put to use.”

“This program helped me go from zero web design experience to designing and creating an entire website in one semester. It's a great way to get a taste of both design and coding in one class.”

“The course instructor treated us all like the working professionals that we are, realizing that we all have a lot going on but also want to carve out time to improve our knowledge in web design. Our instructor created a comfortable learning environment where each student could take away the knowledge they required from the course.”

Program Cost - Noncredit tuition for the full certificate: $1599

  • Tuition is due at the beginning of the course. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
  • Payment Plans are available for this certificate. Visit or contact us for more information: 801-585-1780.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Programs that Fit Your Schedule – Most of our certificates offer convenient online or evening classes that offer a schedule that works around you. Go to class whenever and wherever you want.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students must receive an “S-Satisfactory" grade at the conclusion of the certificate for successful completion.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

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  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion
  • The completed certificate will appear on University of Utah official transcripts
  • Those completing this certificate will earn a Front End Web Design Digital Badge that can be shared on social media sites.

Find out more about digital Badges at the University of Utah

Are there exams? Am I graded?

There are no exams. Certificates are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" at the end.

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Is there homework in this certificate?

Yes. Although there aren’t homework assignments, students are highly encouraged to work on their capstone project at home to ensure it is finished before the end of the semester.

Professional Education / University of Utah

For questions about how to enroll, scholarships or other administrative questions:
A.J. Kerns
Phone: 801-585-1780
Online contact form

For questions about curriculum, career opportunities, class experience or the capstone:
Contact our certificate director
Nathaniel Lord
Phone: 801-822-8407

For more information about our Veterans/Military Programs, please contact us at or 801-585-1780.