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Web Design Career Training in Houston, TX with Program Summaries

Research Web design colleges within 35 miles of downtown Houston, Texas. Read an overview of degree programs, admission info and program requirements for two schools and decide which program is right for you.

Comparison of Web Design School Options in Houston, TX

There are a couple of community colleges in the Houston area that provide career education and training programs in Web design. Read about these programs below, and use the accompanying table to learn more about the two schools.

  • At the North Harris campus of Lone Star College, located a little over 20 miles from downtown Houston, students can earn a certificate in Web design or an associate degree with a specialization in the same area.
  • The College of the Mainland in Texas City offers both certificate and associate degree programs in Web design with coursework in multimedia, digital imaging and graphic design. This school is located 35 miles from downtown Houston.

Comparison of Schools

This table has been designed to provide you with a snapshot of our two featured schools and includes important information about admissions and tuition. Note the big difference in school size.

Lone Star College - North Harris College of the Mainland
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 72,336 4,328
Campus Setting Small city Midsize suburb
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $1,600 in-district; $3,403 in-state; $3,760 out-of-state $1,773 in-district; $2,973 in-state; $3,873 out-of-state
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 55% 55%
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions N/A - Open admissions
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 67% for full-time students; 53% for part-time students 65% for full-time students; 55% part-time
Graduation Rate (2014) 12% 21%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Lone Star College - North Harris's Web Design Career Training

The Lone Star College System is a 2-year, community college system with seven campuses, as well as several satellite and university learning centers.

Web Design Certificate

This certificate program consists of 45 credits and is offered through the school's Department of Visual Communication. Students learn to design effective Web pages by completing courses in digital imaging, computer illustration, digital media, Internet commerce and more.

Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communication: Web Design Track

The visual communication major is offered as an Associate of Applied Science degree with a Web design concentration. Visual communication students take digital imaging, multimedia and design communications courses. Students also choose to complete either a portfolio or participate in cooperative education toward the end of the program.

College of the Mainland's Web Design Career Training

The College of the Mainland is a 2-year community college with a graphic arts division that offers both certificate and associate's degree programs with a focus on Web design.

Web Design Certificate

This one-year program teaches students all aspects of Web design, including image preparation and design, navigation and typography. Coursework in digital imaging, computer graphics and Web design gives students the visual communication skills needed to create effective, marketable Web pages.

Graphic Design Certificate

This one-year certificate provides students with the chance to study topics such as color theory, typography and computer illustration. Additional areas of interest include digital imaging, design communications, art direction, and business report writing

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design/Web Design

This 2-year program is for students interested in pursuing a broader education by learning both graphic design and Web design. Although similar to the certificate programs, this program focuses more heavily on animation and graphic design skills and also incorporates general education courses. Students complete a portfolio of their work, as well as an internship.


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