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User Experience Design

Available at: Kingston


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.


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.

Program Name

User Experience Design

Program Code



Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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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 2020-21

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 2
DESI 803 UX Research 2
DESI 808 UX Careers
DESI 810 Team Project
DESI 820 Communicating Design

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    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.


    Health Requirements


    The User Experience Design program at SLC is designed with the future in mind. Graduates will come away with hands-on, interactive experiences to help them think their way past simply fixing issues to solving real world problems.

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

    Program Contact

    Andrea Ruskin

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    Additional Information

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