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Web Design Program | Multimedia Studies | College of Marin

Web design and production specialists are a specific type of desktop publisher that creates web designs and content. Web specialists work for media companies, technology firms, non-profit agencies, government and many other entities.

Web developers plan what type of site is needed, create the programming code, add content such as graphics and videos, work out bugs and monitor traffic to the site.

Each course provides hands-on experience for professional advancement and career related training. Classes focus on project-based learning, preparing students to be resourceful and independent, and to succeed in a wide range of multimedia careers.

Web Design & Production Options – What does COM Offer?

CLICK on the program award to view costs and required classes for each certificate and degree

Multimedia Studies, Authoring/Design Emphasis Certificate of Achievement (27.5 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$1425.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$30.00
Required Courses (0.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
MMST 101Orientation to Multimedia0.5
MMST 110Introduction to Multimedia3.0
 
Required - Choose 1 (0.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
BUS 121Entrepreneurship3.0
BUS 160E-commerce3.0
BUS 161Social Media3.0
 

Multimedia Studies, Authoring/Design Emphasis Associates Degree for Transfer (45.0 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$2361.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$467.50
Required Courses (24.5 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
MMST 101Orientation to Multimedia0.5
MMST 110Introduction to Multimedia3.0
 
Required - Choose 1 (3.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
BUS 121Entrepreneurship3.0
BUS 160E-commerce3.0
BUS 161Social Media3.0
 
General Education (17.5 units)
See a counselor to plan your IGETC/CSU breadth General Education courses

Multimedia Studies, Authoring/Development Emphasis Certificate of Achievement (27.5 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$1425.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$30.00
Required Courses (0.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
MMST 101Orientation to Multimedia0.5
MMST 110Introduction to Multimedia3.0
 
Required - Choose 1 (0.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
BUS 121Entrepreneurship3.0
BUS 160E-commerce3.0
BUS 161Social Media3.0
 

Multimedia Studies, Authoring/Development Emphasis Associates Degree for Transfer (45.0 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$2759.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$467.50
Required Courses (24.5 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
MMST 101Orientation to Multimedia0.5
MMST 110Introduction to Multimedia3.0
 
Required - Choose 1 (3.0 units)
Class CodeNameUnits
BUS 121Entrepreneurship3.0
BUS 160E-commerce3.0
BUS 161Social Media3.0
 
General Education (17.5 units)
See a counselor.
* These expenses may not reflect your actual cost to attend College of Marin.
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Tuition cost is for in-state tuition, which is currently $46/unit plus additional fees. For out-of-state tuition, see marin.edu/paying-college.
-For information about opportunities for financial aid, please visit marin.edu/financial-aid
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or financial aid and enrollment questions, contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or admissions@marin.edu.
Some classes may have prerequisites. Please meet with a College of Marin Counselor to plan your education path and determine which classes are necessary for you.

Career Outlook

What work can I get and how much can I earn?

This certificate prepares students for employment opportunities in entry-level positions such as multimedia designer, training designer, web designer, web graphic designer, and interactive application designer.

JOB TITLE: Web Developer

  • Annual Earnings: $40,990 to $139,670
  • What They Do: Design, create, and modify websites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate websites 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 online and multimedia content.
 
To explore these professions in more detail or find out about other growing professions, visit onetonline.org.
Salary ranges reflect 10% to 90% of annual earnings per data sourced from Economic Modeling Specialists International (www.economicmodeling.com); data includes the North Bay Region (Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma) and San Francisco County.

Key Contacts

Who do I contact if I have questions?

PLAN: Call the Counseling Office at (415) 485-9432

OTHER QUESTIONS: Call COM's Career Programs Dept at (415) 457-8811 x8200

Multimedia Studies Dept.
(415) 457-8811 x8205

Full-time Faculty:

  • James Gonzalez (415) 457-8811 x8250
  • Derek Wilson (415) 457-8811 x8255

Why Choose College of Marin for Web Design?

COM is the place to get your career started fast. You can finish the certificate in 3 semesters. And a high number of students have jobs before they even finish the program!

  • State-of-the-art Facilities: COM has amazing facilities. This includes a beautiful new $2m building fitted out with new huge 32” monitors iMacs, doubling with Windows or Mac and fast Wi-Fi. Moreover, at COM, you will also learn the most current versions of software.
  • Real-world, Project-based Learning: The classes are project-based. This means that you to finish work that will become part of your portfolio, key to your future career. COM’s program also includes an internship, which is the key to successful transition into the workplace. An internship builds your real-world experience, making you more employable.
  • Affordable and Accessible: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify. Class meeting times and locations are convenient to the working student’s schedule.
  • Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.
  • Location & Scheduling Convenience: COM has two campuses in Kentfield and Novato. Evening, weekend, and online classes are available for a wide range of scheduling needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What else should I know?

Are there any pre-requisites?
Yes. There are advised prerequisites for courses that follow the introduction level. Advanced courses have the preceding course as prerequisites.
What software do I need to buy?

None specifically, all software can be used at the college. Trial or free academic versions may be used at home. That said, depending on your specific interests, it can be helpful to budget up to $400 for software.

Can I take classes in the evening or online?

You have plenty of online learning options – some course have online options to take classes at the time that is right for you.

Do I need to buy a computer?

You may use the computers at school in the classroom or the open labs. It is convenient to have a current computer to work on from home.

Will I have flexibility with my work as a Web Designer?

It depends on the job you take. In general, Web Design has plenty of flexibility, such as plenty of freelance opportunities.

Can I take classes in the evening or online?

You have plenty of online learning options – every single course has online options to take classes at the time that is right for you.

How do I get started?

To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)

PLEASE NOTE: This program is subject to change! For the most up-to-date information and to plan an individualized education plan, please see a College of Marin Counselor.
This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). For information about opportunities for financial aid, please contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or admissions@marin.edu.
Gainful Employment - For more information about College of Marin graduation and completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed our programs, and other important gainful employment information, please visit www1.marin.edu/gainful-employment.