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Web Page Design

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Learn to design and build websites with popular tools such as HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and WordPress. Take your site further by making it mobile responsive, search engine optimized and digitally market it using Google AdWords.


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Courses

1 & 2 Day Workshops

MCW803
Web Page Design I
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Prerequisite(s):

MCT100

In this introductory level course you will learn the basics of how to use HTML and web standards to create modern web pages. This foundational course will form the basis for an understanding of web technologies, and enable you to build simple websites by hand.




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MCW805
Web Page Design II
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Prerequisite(s):

MCW803

Expand on your knowledge of websites by creating interactive forms and tables. Further exploration into cascading style sheets will enable you to format the contents of a website with ease and flexibility. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) discussions will help to get your site found!




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MCW816
Web Page Design III
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Prerequisite(s):

MCW805

Learn advanced HTML markup and push the boundaries of cascading style sheets (CSS). This course focuses on advanced text formatting and basic layout with CSS. Attention will be paid to positioning, the box model, and creating customizable and reusable styles to enhance your web site.




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MCW817
Web Page Design IV
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Prerequisite(s):

MCW816 or equivalent experience.

This course is intended to teach expert level professional cascading style sheets (CSS) techniques. Topics include complex layout, CSS driven menus, conditional stylesheets, stylesheets documentation and efficiency/speed considerations. Particular focus will be spent on complex layout considerations and techniques; including the box mode, floats, clears and browser inconsistencies.




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MCW750
Photoshop Level I
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Photoshop is the industry-leading standard in image-editing software. It allows users to create and manipulate images with a freedom that is only bound by the imagination. Learn to develop workflow techniques that will maximize your creative potential, create powerful images for the web, a brochure, or just to share with your friends and family.




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MCW752
Photoshop Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

MCW750 or equivalent experience.

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with this 1 day workshop. Learn advanced image manipulation techniques that will increase your productivity and creative potential. Topics include advanced image manipulation, composition techniques and special effects.




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MCW818
Dreamweaver
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Prerequisite(s):

MCW816 or equivalent experience

Students are introduced to the Dreamweaver interface. Students use Dreamweaver to write XHTML, work with Dynamic HTML (DHTML), format text and create links. Images, tables, frames, forms and site management issues are also covered.




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MCW823
Building Mobile, Responsive Websites
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Prerequisite(s):

HTML Level 3

The emergence of smart phones, netbooks and tablets mean users are visiting your sites from a board assortment of devices and browsers. Are your designs ready?
Learn to plan beyond the desktop and build stunning designs that anticipate and respond to your users' needs. This course explores how to use HTML5 and CSS3 to create quality experiences no matter how large or small the display.




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MCW860
LinkedIn: Advancing Your Career
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In today's fast paced digital environment more companies are leveraging social media platforms to recruit the perfect candidate. This one day workshop focuses on getting you the professional digital presence you need to get the attention of those who matter. Learn how to differentiate yourself from the crowd and become a power networker on LinkedIn.




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MCW862
Getting Started with WordPress
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According to recent statistics, WordPress powers approximately 1 in every 6 websites. What makes this such a popular platform and how can it work for you? Find out how to take advantage of this free open source tool and give your web presence the polished, fully functional look needed to be successful.




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MCW864
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics
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Gain the knowledge to understand common language and techniques used by SEO experts in this introductory workshop. Learn the difference between legitimate "white hat" tactics that steadily increase your search rankings and "black hat" tactics that could get you banned from mega search engines like Google. Before paying for an SEO consultant, familiarize yourself with industry practices and test the fruits of your own labour.




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MCW866
Digital Marketing Using Google AdWords
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Have you ever wondered how smaller businesses can get the same (or even better) exposure in relation to their "big box" competition using Google Ads? Are you under the impression it is due to bigger budgets? Understand how Google has leveled the playing field in terms of ranking well within their paid listings. Learn how to be selective in your keyword selection and maximize your budget through the amount you "Pay-Per-Click".




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Evening/Weekend Courses

WDC100
Web Page Design & Creation
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Prerequisite(s):
  • Understanding of the Windows operating system
  • Understanding of the Windows file system
  • Able to Copy, Delete, Rename and Save files
  • Able to download files from URL in a web browser
  • Compress and Uncompress zip files

Students learn the basic principles and accepted structure of web design, build advanced HTML5 websites using modern techniques and best practices, style websites using CSS3 and validate, debug and fine-tune HTML5. Web usability and accessibility heuristics and responsive design are also covered.




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DGD102
Photoshop
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Prerequisite(s):

DGD100

This hands-on course begins with the core features of photo manipulation and continues with advanced functions that focus on measurable improvements in productivity and speed. Topics include using layers to build composite images, adjusting tonality, retouching images, using filters, feathering photos, masking, colour range selection, professional retouching skills, systematic image analysis, filter technology, advanced composite images and colour models.




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DGD108
Dreamweaver & Advanced Web Design
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Prerequisite(s):

WDC100

This course begins by outlining the challenges facing designers when creating websites that function on a variety of devices. Students explore the fundamental differences in user behavior across various devices, explore usage scenarios and how to optimize designs for the mobile web. By utilizing responsive web design patterns, students will obtain a deep understanding of the importance of mobile first and progressive enhancement design techniques and strategies.




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MCT436
PHP Level I
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Prerequisite(s):

MCT800 or MCW817 or equivalent experience

Web developers gain a solid foundation using PHP and MYSQL to create database driven web sites. The content is delivered at a rapid pace focusing on key concepts. Security concerns and best practices are addressed throughout the entire course.




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MCT438
PHP Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

MCT436 or equivalent experience

Students further their knowledge of PHP and develop enterprise-wide web enabled applications using PHP and MYSQL. Security issues are addressed throughout the course.




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MCT804
Javascript
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Prerequisite(s):

WDC100

This course introduces the student to computer programming using the JavaScript programming language. While JavaScript is the language of instruction, the course covers the essential concepts and constructs which are part of most modern programming languages, including sequence, selection, repetition, variables, arrays, and objects. This course leads the student from writing the simplest of programs to creating programs that interact with the elements in a web page. Using only a simple text processor and a browser, the student will write and run programs that utilize variables, calculations, arrays, if statements, loops, objects, and events. In addition to writing programs, the student will also be instructed in the elements of good programming style and their importance.




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Program Contacts

Roberta Breen
Program Assistant
Roberta.Breen@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22663


Donna Noma
Part-time Program Coordinator
Donna.Noma1@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.77281


Robin Richardson
Program Coordinator
Robin.Richardson@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x77273