Web design is more than making pretty web pages. It impacts everything we do in modern society, from finding a job to planning vacation to choosing a school. At AACC, you'll be taught by working professionals to design those interactions and build bold, engaging, compelling, accessible and user-centered web experiences for people. You'll develop concepts and skills needed to create a website and compete in today’s ever-changing digital industries. You’ll have the chance to intern, too, so you can build your skills and your résumé. By the time you finish, you’ll be ready to start a rewarding career or to transfer to a top four-year program.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce.
You’ll get a solid foundation in design and art, while also learning how to create wireframes and design comps, to plan projects from concept to completion and to code and build websites from the ground up. You’ll also work on real-world projects with industry professionals. This degree is not intended for students who wish to continue their education; rather you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in this fascinating and important field.
Through our Visual Arts department, we’re proud to offer the following transfer degree. These degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution.
You’ll get a solid foundation in design and art, while also learning how to create wireframes and design comps, to plan projects from concept to completion and to code and build websites from the ground up. You’ll also work on real-world projects with industry professionals. This degree is intended for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university.
The following certificate is designed for current professionals to update or add web design to their skill set.
If you already have a degree but want to make a career change, update your skills in the web design field or expand your focus from print, our certificate may be for you. You’ll get a solid introduction to the interactive design process from concept to completion. You’ll also be able to choose a focus in marketing or programming.
Take the first steps toward your dream career! Web design artists find varied careers in the design, creation and maintenance of websites. After completing our program, you can transfer to a four-year university or enter the workforce. Our graduates can browse through a number of rewarding careers in web design, including:
Learn more about career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook for these programs by checking out AACC's Career Coach:
If you decide to earn your A.A. degree in web design, you can transfer to complete your four-year degree. We have partnerships and transfer agreements in place with many colleges and universities so you can easily transfer when you're ready. Transfer agreements (or “articulation agreements,” as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other. AACC has the following transfer agreements specifically for web design:
In addition to these schools, you can work with a transfer advisor to set up a specific plan to transfer to the four-year school of your choice.
Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available to help you prepare for your career in web design: