User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op
In this one-year post-secondary diploma program, you will learn to design and develop user interfaces suitable for a variety of different platforms including websites, mobile applications, and data-driven information systems.
The User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op will equip you with the skills needed to enter a range of different roles including: Software Testing Engineer, Application Architect, Computer Software Engineer, Software Technical Architect and Software System Integration Engineer. For individuals wanting to start their careers as a developer, this program is ideal. Not only will you gain the skills needed to tackle some of the most complex challenges in the industry, but through practical work experience you will discover which roles are best suited to your abilities.
Why study this program?
By studying this program, you will develop your capabilities as a User Experience and Interactive developer analyst enabling you to enter a range of different roles in the IT sector.
Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma
The co-op work experience placement represents 50% of the overall program duration (900 hours). You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through paid work experience.
Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career
PTIB Approved Program
The User Experience and Interactive Design program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
This program is eligible for StudentAid BC (domestic students only)
By studying this program, you will develop your capabilities as a User Experience and Interactive Design enabling you to enter a range of different roles in the IT sector.
Introduction to Human-Centred Design
Introduction to Design Principles
Input and Interaction
User Experience: Research and Prototyping
Sketching, Wire framing, Prototyping and Visual Design
Mobile User Experience Design
Designing, Running and Analyzing Experiments
Relational Database Systems and SQL
Front-End Web Development and Design Level 1
Front-End Web Development and Design Level 2
Business Analysis and System Design
Interactive Design Capstone Project
Employment Preparation Training
Check the requirements below to prepare your application to CCTB
Students must be in possession of one of the English Language Equivalencies in the list below
Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student
Language Proficiency Policy:
User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op Career Opportunities
CCTB’s User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op is taught by industry experts and will ensure your success in an increasingly digitized world. Throughout the course, you’ll gain strategic skills needed to progress in a number of roles within the IT sector.
You’ll study in a highly interactive environment as you boost your technical skills to significantly enhance a company’s digital presence and vastly improve its standing amongst competitors.
The industry-specific work experience offered during the course will also help you gain an advantage in today's competitive market.
Upon successful completion of the User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op, you’ll be equipped to pursue some of the following roles:
• Usability Specialist: A Usability Specialist, also called a Usability Analyst or UX researcher, verifies that products meet the usability and user needs requirements. They also ensure that products are enjoyable to consumers.
• Interactive Design Designer: User Interface designing is the process of making the website appearance and interface usable and enjoyable for potential customers. Designers focus on building websites that are efficient and effortless for the end-users.
• User Experience Analyst: These analysts research the user’s requirements for a given website or software application.
• Business Analyst: Business Analysts (BAs) bridge the gap between IT and the business using data analytics to evaluate processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders.
• User Interactive/User Experience Developer: These developers are responsible for both designing and developing an enjoyable user experience on a website.
• Front-End Developer: Through the combination of design, technology, and programming, a Front-End Developer codes a website’s appearance and ensures that website visitors can easily interact with the page. They are also responsible for the translation of User Interactive/User Experience design wireframes to actual code.
• Business Systems Analyst: A Business Systems Analyst determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats. They also design new computer programs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; and writing specifications.
The average User Experience Developer salary in Canada is $75,738 per year or $36.41 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $51,700 per year while most experienced workers make up to $113,900 per year.
The co-op work experience placement represents 50% of the overall program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through paid work experience.
Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career
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International Tuition: $19,450 CAD
Discounts: $1,500 CAD
Final International Tuition after Discounts: $17,950 CAD
Domestic Tuition:$19,450 CAD
Discounts: $2,500 CAD
Domestic Discounts: $2,700 CAD
Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts: $14,250 CAD
Financial assistance may be available to eligible students under the StudentAid BC program. For more information please go directly to https://studentaidbc.ca/sabc-home-page
*Additional Fees May Apply.
When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:
Work Experience Policy
This policy applies to all students who are enrolled in CCTB programs that offer a work experience component (e.g., practicum or co-op).
The work experience is a required part of User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op (UEID) in which the student obtains practical skills relevant to the learning objectives of the program.
The requirements for participation in the work experience are as follows:
The process by which the student will be placed in a work experience is as follows:
The Canadian College of Technology and Business, the student, and the host organization will enter into a written agreement (the Work-Term Agreement) detailing each party’s responsibilities and the activities the student will undertake during the work experience. A copy of the Work-Term Agreement will be provided to the student before the start date of the work experience.
The process by which the student will be evaluated in relation to the work experience component is as follows:
The Canadian College of Technology and Business will monitor the student during the work experience by reviewing:
There are more than 3000 User Interactive/User Experience design jobs posting in Canada
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