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2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Costa Mesa

About this program

UX Design

The UX Design Certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position in the UX/UI Design Industry. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create original digital art used to integrate user research, psychology, as well as, text,images, animation, video, and other content into effective user interface design. Students will create prototypes that explore,demonstrate, and verify the effectiveness of their design solutions for the Web, Apps, Watches, and/or other Interactive Design Products. Digital Media Arts and Design is an important sector of the economy and industry is eager to find qualified candidates who not only understand practical knowledge of UX/UI design principles, but also know how to collaborate with fellow designers,stakeholders, clients.

Complete the UX Design Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Admission requirements

  1. Unit Requirement - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. Major Requirement - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. Mathematics Requirement - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. General Education Requirement - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
  • Rapid Illustration Techniques
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics

Semester 2

  • Typography I
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator for Design
  • Photoshop for Design

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Designing for the Web
  • UX/UI Design

Semester 2

  • Professional Studies or Studio Internship
  • Digital Portfolio Development

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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  1. Demonstrate skill in design utilizing industry standard user experience design and visual design software.
  2. Design and create website and mobile app projects and prototypes, that demonstrate knowledge of design for different screens, user interface design, and best practices in typography, design and navigation.
  3. Create a portfolio utilizing a variety of design techniques for the purpose of gaining employment and/or acceptance to an Art College or University.

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Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College (OCC) is a 2-year community college located in Costa Mesa, California minutes from Disneyland Resort and California's most popular beaches. As a community college, OCC is accessible offering low-cost tuition and flexible admissions for programs leading to...

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Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
92626 Costa Mesa California
United States of America

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