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Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development Map to Employment

Web design and development describes the process of creating a website. Web design determines the look and feel of a website, while web development determines how it functions.

Web Design refers to the process of designing the visual layout and user interface of a website. It includes creating a website's graphics, typography, color schemes, and overall look and feel. Web designers may use various software tools and techniques, such as wireframing, prototyping, and mockups, to create website designs that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

Web development is acheived through students learning to use different programming languages, like HTML, PHP, and Java, to develop a website’s core functionality. Functionality might be things like what happens when someone clicks a button or how the main navigation loads when a user scrolls or clicks on it. 

 The Web Design & Development programs in Hawaiʻi will engage students in the design process, coding, problem solving and validation as well as content development and analysis. Through the educational programs in Hawaiʻi, students can pursue careers in web design and development such as Web Devloper, Graphic Web Designer, adn Full Stack Developer. The map below details the various educational pathways available in Hawaiʻi from high school through college and into a career.

The Breakdown of the Map

Starting in a Web Design & Development program of study in high school, there are three general educational pathways available. Most careers in the IT industry require some postsecondary education or training; however, there are a number of entry level positions within the IT industry that a person can obtain with only a high school education.

  • Community College Track (2+ Years)
  • University Track (4+ Years)
  • Training Programs (< 1-Year)

How to use the map.

Map Overview: The large map shows all the possible educational and training pathways available in Hawaii. You can click on any of the bubbles to obtain more information.

Start Your Journey: If you prefer a guided approach, you can click on “Start Your Journey” in the upper left corner of the map. This will take you through various screens and include enlargements of the selected areas of the map overview.

Admissions Requirement: As you navigate the map, be sure to read the admission requirements for the Community College and University Track Programs. You must meet admissions requirements to enroll in these programs.