School and Ranking Information
Web design programs are offered at five schools within ten miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL; these schools are primarily technical schools or art institutes. Based on school rankings, school type and Web design program options, the following college is considered a top school in Fort Lauderdale for Web design:
- Winner: Broward College is the only public 2-year college awarding degrees in Web design in the immediate Fort Lauderdale area. It is also the largest institution, in terms of student enrollment, that provides studies in this field. Students can also earn a certificate or advanced certificate in Web development.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#5 among community colleges for total number of associate's degrees awarded (Community College Week, 2012)*; Finalist for the 2013 Aspen Institute Community College Award of Excellence (2013)**|
|Location||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,542 (in-state); $8,712 (out-of-state)***|
|Web Design Degrees Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Web Design Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||10***|
|Most Popular Web Design Level in 2012-2013||Associate's degree (8 awarded)***|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||32%***|
|Noteworthy||Computer Science Department partners with several industry leaders, including Microsoft IT Academy and CISCO Regional Networking Academy*|
Sources: *Broward College; **The Aspen Institute; ***NCES College Navigator
- Online, weekend and evening classes available
- Programs combine classroom instruction with hands-on lab experiences
- Internship opportunities offered in the digital media/multimedia technology program
Broward College is a 4-year public college with ten campuses and centers throughout Broward County. It enrolls more than 40,000 students per year and offers degree and certificate programs in areas including business, construction, public safety and health sciences. The Computer Science Department offer Web design training through its associate's degree programs in Internet services technology and multimedia technology as well as certificates in Web development.
The 35-credit Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate program includes instruction in common Web design applications such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. Students with an associate's degree can continue their education through the Advanced Technical Certificate in Multimedia Web Development program. This program includes courses in database management, Web animation, Java scripting, website design and advanced multimedia animation are included. The Associate in Applied Science in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology program includes studies in Web design and development. Students master software programs like Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash and After Effects. Coursework also covers digital video and audio editing, digital post-production, computer literacy and 3-D animation.