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Web Design

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Web Design

Develop the creative and technical skills to create customer-friendly websites and applications while learning the processes for building successful websites and applications. The M State Web Design program has a 30-credit certificate program offered online.

Program graduates will have background in marketing, design, hardware, general software and communications that prepares them with the creative and technical skills required to create and maintain accessible, reliable websites.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Create websites and applications
  • Use problem-solving strategies to develop effective Web solutions
  • Design websites and applications to fulfill user needs
  • Communicate effectively


Why M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized education
  • Flexible class scheduling
  • Faculty committed to student success
  • Program's industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers


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Web Design Certificate
Locations: Online

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Meet the faculty

Cheryl Bocnuk

Web Design Instructor
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Scott Fillman

Web Design Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Program Highlights

  • Our Web Design courses are updated yearly to provide students with training in the most current technologies in the field.
  • Webmaster was chosen as one of the Top Ten IT Industry jobs by the Minnesota High Tech Association.
  • Employment projections for Minnesota indicate an increase for Computer Network and Web Development professionals.
  • The Web Design program offers small classes with lots of instructor attention.
  • Our Web Design instructors care about their students!

Web Developer regional wage

Web Developer regional wage
data source: Career Coach


Career opportunities

Graduates will find career opportunities as web developers.

Description: Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

Data source: Career Coach. All career data is set to your current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Detroit Lakes.

data source: Career Coach


Web Developer employment

220 Employed in your area

15 Estimated annual job openings

13 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Web Developers in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.

Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 18 8%
25-34 75 34%
35-44 74 34%
45-54 40 18%
55-64 11 5%
65+ 2 1%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach


Required Web Design certificate courses

  • Foundations of Web Design
  • HTML
  • Photoshop
  • Multimedia
  • Foundations of Web Development
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • User Experience Design
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Content Management Systems
  • User Interface Design


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Computer Requirements


Operating System

Recommended: Windows 10 Professional or higher. (Home version does not have many of the needed features)

Accepted: MAC with current Macintosh Operating System. Mac must be running Bootcamp or VMware Fusion prior to attending classes. Check with program faculty for details.

Office Suite

Office 365 is available free to students. This includes Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access. There is also a Mac version which includes Word, Excel and Power Point.

Virus Protection

Symantec End-Point is available to all MState students free of charge.



Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

IMPORTANT: The Processor must support virtualization

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger.


Recommended: 16 Gb or more of RAM

Accepted: 8 Gb RAM

Ethernet Network Interface

100baseT or 1000baseT Ethernet connection

Wireless Network Interface

Wireless capability 802.11n or later


External hard drive of 1 Tb or more


Internal or External CD-RW / DVD Combo Drive

Last modified: November 14th, 2016 at 10:49am