Build Your Future as a Web Designer – ASPIRA City College

Web Design Program



Web Designers use their creativity and technical know-how to design, layout, code, and build or redesign websites and web applications. Designers create web products to meet client needs while making them innovative, visually appealing, and functional.  For a closer look, Web Designers can do the following in the course of their work:

  • Meet with clients and analyze their needs for content, graphics, performance, capacity, and computer integration.
  • Develop new ideas, innovative designs and approaches, and applications.
  • Plan content, layout, typeface, color schemes, images, graphics, and integration with other platforms.
  • Convert written, graphic, audio, and video components into compatible web formats.
  • Write code using programming languages such as HTML or XML.




Job titles generally capture the essence of a job, but not all industries standardize job titles. This means some careers may have many job titles, and this is true for Web Design. The job title often depends on where you work. For Web Design graduates, that may include:

  • Interaction Designer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Design Specialist
  • Front End Developer
  • Junior Front-End Developer
  • Web Developer
  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • WebMaster
Employment for Web Developers/Designers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Working closely with their clients and collaborating with others on the team, Web Designers can work in many different environments. These include corporate system design and related services, the publishing field, marketing and advertising, technical consulting, and more. Web Designers may also be self-employed and work as a freelancer from home. Freelance and remote work is common.

The employment outlook for Web Designers is healthy. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the web design field is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations, with an Associate Degree in Web Design or a related field as the most common requirement. Choosing a career in Web Design is an opportunity to make your passion for creative activity, problem-solving, and technology central to your work life.

Who Is a Good Fit for a Career in Web Design?

Are you one of those special people who are visually creative with a knack for problem-solving and technology? Then Web Design may be the fit for you. Typically, people suited for Web Design have lots of ideas and approaches that are clever, a bit different, or even original. Envisioning how something will look typically comes easily, as does reasoning, developing solutions, and concentrating for extended periods. For a good career fit, these attributes come naturally.

Where Can I Get Started in Web Design?

The ASPIRA City College Web Design Program sits at the intersection of technology and creativity. Our industry-driven approach to program content enables students to graduate with the skill set they need to enter the workplace and thrive. The four-semester, 62-credit program prepares students with Web Design fundamentals, including:

  • Programming languages
  • Graphics
  • Images
  • Audio applications
  • Additional authoring tools

Upon completion, students will have the skills needed to design, edit, and publish web pages and websites for the World Wide Web and mobile technologies. All courses involve a hands-on approach and offer on-going mentoring to prepare graduates to earn their Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree. Areas of study include:

  • PC Technology
  • Designing Graphics for the Web
  • Digital Animation
  • Web Services and Solutions
  • Internet Programming
  • Digital Gaming
  • Multi-Media Creation
  • Selecting and Using Programming Languages, Design Tools, and Applications
  • Electronic Visual Communication
  • Digital Media Content Development

Course sequencing advances students from the basics of PC Technology and Technical Math to Web Service & Solutions, User Interface Technologies, Internet Programming, Client-Side Scripting, and commence with Digital Animation, Mobile Computer, and Digital Gaming. The College arranges a 190-hour career externship for each student for a powerful first-hand experience to add to their qualifications. The externship helps students build their confidence in working with web design and development teams and demonstrate career readiness to prospective employers upon graduation.

Why Choose ASPIRA City College for Web Design Training?

Established in 1974, non-profit ASPIRA City College, located in North Philadelphia, is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). It is approved by the United States Department of Education to provide Federal Financial Aid to students who quality. ASPIRA City College is approved for training by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

As a student attending an ACCSC-accredited institution, you can feel confident that ASPIRA City College maintains high educational standards and is ethical in its business practices. Our accreditation means we are committed to:

  • Employing highly skilled instructors with real-world experience
  • Ensuring that sufficient equipment and learning stations are present, so every student has adequate time for practice needed to earn their degree
  • Offering a responsive student services program to assist enrolled students with academic advising and graduate employment assistance

To learn more about the value of accreditation, visit ACCSC online.

When to Get Started

You can start right now. Our academic calendar includes traditional holidays along with semester breaks, and students can choose to pursue their AST Degree in web design in one of three ways.

Traditional Day Program

The traditional day program meets over 20 months from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Classes do not meet during the summer months.

Fast-Track Day Program

For a faster path to degree completion, students attend classes from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday for a full 15 months. This program does not include a summer break.

Evening Program

Ideal for students with daytime commitments, this program offers courses Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. across 30 months.



  • Close to Home
  • Convenient Day or Evening Class Schedules
  • Easy to Reach by Public Transportation
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Practical Hands-On Instruction
  • Gain First-Hand Experience in Supervised Externships
  • Graduate Career Employment Assistance

Located on 5th Street in the heart of North Philadelphia, ASPIRA City College is a nonprofit career school accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

To apply, you must be at least 17 years old and have documented proof of either a high school diploma, GED or foreign equivalent.



Begin Training Today


Isn’t it time for you to get ahead? The Web Design Program at ASPIRA College can help you achieve your career goals and create the brighter future you want for yourself and your family. Choose from online or on-campus learning and day or evening class schedules. Financial aid is available for students who qualify and career employment assistance is there for graduates. Learn more about how to get started today. request more information or schedule a virtual visit and info session.


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