• Web Design

    M State’s hands-on programs help prepare students for rewarding careers in computer information systems, which include some of the fastest growing jobs nationwide.


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 through eCampus:

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.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.


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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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.

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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 Development 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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Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: May 2nd, 2016 at 08:58am