Fort Lauderdale Schools for Web Design Training
There are a number of Web design degree options in the Fort Lauderdale area, so interested students shouldn't have any trouble finding a program that's right for them. This article looks at three schools within 50 minutes of downtown Fort Lauderdale and their relevant offerings. Information that prospective students can use, such as enrollment, tuition and the graduation rate, are laid out in a table that makes it easy to compare these schools. Following this is a brief paragraph about another Fort Lauderdale-area school with a related program.
- About eight miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sheridan Technical Center offers a certificate program in Web development
- Students seeking an associate's degree in graphic design can pursue it at Miami Dade College, around 24 miles from Fort Lauderdale's downtown area.
- Approximately 35 miles from Fort Lauderdale, the University of Miami offers a certificate program in Web design.
Comparison of Schools
There are many factors to consider when choosing a college. The following table offers important information to prospective students.
|Sheridan Technical Center||Miami Dade College||University of Miami|
|School Type||2-year; public||4-year; public||4-year; private, non-profit|
|Total Enrollment (fall 2017)||1,797*||56,001*||17,003*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,871 (program cost)**||$7,566.08 (program cost)***||$48,484*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||56%*||82%*||76%*|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A - Open admission||N/A - Open admission||36%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||59% for full-time students*||N/A - Not reported*||91%*|
|Graduation Rate||56% (for students beginning in 2014-2015)*||31% (for students beginning in fall 2011)*||84% (for students beginning in fall 2011)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **Sheridan Technical Center, ***Miami Dade College
Sheridan Technical Center
Sheridan Technical Center offers a wide variety of information technology certificate programs. The Web development program can be completed online and in-person.
Certificate in Web Development
Miami Dade College
The School of Entertainment & Design Technology provides hands-on training for students interested in pursuing its web design major. Graduates can seek positions in organizations' design, technology or advertising departments.
Associate in Science in Graphic Design Technology
The program takes approximately two years to complete. Students gain experience through internships with graphic design studios and publishing companies. The program focuses on areas like page layout software, software for illustration and photo editing and graphic design theory. Online courses are also available.
University of Miami
The University of Miami's computer training programs and courses are designed for students who wish to learn additional career skills. A wide variety of courses and programs are available from the University of Miami.
Web Design Certificate
This 5-week program prepares students to be able to plan websites, design layouts, publish websites and maintain them. Required courses include Dreamweaver essentials, Web design principles and interactive Dreamweaver features. Students are required to pass an exam and meet program conditions in order to receive the certificate.
Other School Options
Students can also pursue a digital media/multimedia design program from M-DCPS (Miami-Dade County Public Schools) The English Center, located 32 miles away from downtown Fort Lauderdale.