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User Experience Design

Available at: Kingston

Overview

If you have a three-year diploma or a degree, this program will prepare you for the exciting career of user experience (UX) designer. UX designers consult with target audiences (users) to collect and interpret data that can be used to make technology, products and services that meet their needs, are functional and pleasurable to use, and meet the strategic objectives of businesses and organizations.

With this graduate certificate you will be prepared to work with clients in a number of different industry sectors to achieve these vital business objectives. The program will help you develop skills in research, facilitation, presentation, business analysis, project management, information architecture, usability assessment as well as visualization. You’ll learn how to implement design-thinking processes and strategies, conduct user research, employ usability and accessibility best practices, and produce UX documentation to help companies and organizations generate innovative products and services that meet the needs of their customers and audiences.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

UX design is one of Canada's fastest-growing fields and UX designers are in high demand. UX designers and consultants work in diverse industry sectors including media and design, financial services and banking; healthcare and medical services; technology services; computer software development; business and professional services; human resources and organizational development; government and public sector; and manufacturing.

Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca

Program Name

User Experience Design

Program Code

K1103

Credential

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2017-18 full year tuition fees are $4,870.00. Compulsory fees are $1,242.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 full year tuition fees are $15,070.00. Compulsory fees are $1,916.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
DESI 800 Introduction to User Experience Design
DESI 801 Universal Design, Usability and Accessibility
DESI 802 UX Research I
DESI 804 Information Architecture I
DESI 806 UX Prototyping

Semester 2
DESI 807 The Business of UX
DESI 805 Information Architecture II
DESI 803 UX Research II
DESI 808 UX Careers
DESI 810 Team Project
DESI 820 Consolidation

Admission Requirements

Two or three year College Diploma or a University Degree. English language proficiency required as outlined in section 3.4 of the St. Lawrence College Academic Policy.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    Keeping the customer engaged is the fundamental need of any business today.  The UX program at SLC allows students to understand several design theories and put ideas into practice.  Graduating from this program, students will feel confident entering the work force, ready to add value to any team.



    Jeff Parks, Senior Management Consultant, Co-owner, Kina'ole Management Consulting Company

    Program Contact

    Andrea Ruskin, BFA, BDes, MDes, RGD
    aruskin@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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