Kaplan University offers the Internet Web Design Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program to individuals seeking to gain knowledge and skills related to web design, graphics, technologies and strategies, and multimedia. It is provided through Kaplan Continuing Education. Accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The program requires students to complete a minimum of twenty-six (26) credit hours. Required courses include Introduction to Website Development, Fundamentals of Web Graphics, and Introduction to Multimedia Using Adobe Flash. Credits obtained from the program can be applied towards particular degree programs at Kaplan University when the student is ready to take a longer program.
All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree. A post-baccalaureate certificate program is a viable option for students who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in a specific area of study without having to devote two or more years like in full degree programs. Students are expected to complete the program within six (6) months.
Topics of learning include skills development in Internet applications using HTML and other tools, modern networking technologies, and Flash training, among others. Technology is sought to meet business objectives through the use of web-based interfaces and multimedia applications. Students are allowed extensive opportunities for experimentation with emerging technologies. Upon completion of the program, students are given opportunities to entry-level positions. IT professionals usually make use of certificate programs to gain additional credentials for career advancement.