User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-op

Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Vancouver
Jan, May, Sep
Please See Program Overview
Dom. $ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Int. $ Final International Tuition after Discounts
Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep
Dom.$ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Vancouver
Please See Program Overview
Int.$ Final International Tuition after Discounts

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.

Program Description

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.

Campus:Vancouver

Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Experience

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 an unpaid 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.

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User Experience and Interactive Design with Co-Op Overview

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.

Program Courses:

Introduction to Human-Centred Design

  • This course will introduce students to fundamental User Experience  principles. This course will develop a solid understanding of rapid prototyping and heuristic evaluation which will set a strong foundation for the subsequent course modules.

Introduction to Design Principles

  • In this course, students will learn what makes an interface intuitive and how to tell whether one design works better than another.

  • Students will understand the fundamental principles of visual design and how to effectively organize and present information through interfaces. Topics include the principles of perception and cognition that inform effective interaction design.

  • Students will be able to perform and analyze controlled experiments online. This course is an essential part of User Experience and Interactive Design program. 

Input and Interaction 

  • This course introduces the relevant fundamentals of human motor performance, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design.

  • Employing these concepts will allow for more effective input and interaction techniques. These skills will be applied to traditional graphic and gestural interfaces.

  • This course is an essential part of UIUX program.

User Experience: Research and Prototyping

  • This course teaches students the core process of experience design and how to effectively evaluate their work with the people for whom the design is made.

  • Students learn fundamental methods of design research that will enable them to effectively understand people, the sequences of their actions, and the context in which they work. Through the assignments, practical techniques for making sense of what they see will transform their observations into meaningful actionable insights and unique opportunity areas for design.

  • Students explore idea generation in response to the opportunities identified and learn methods for making ideas tangible. By answering specific questions and refining concepts, ideas will become more real.

  • In this course use cases from a variety of industries including health, education, transportation, finance, and beyond will be used to illustrate how these methods work across different domains. 

  • This course is an essential part of User Experience and Interactive Design program.

Sketching, Wire framing, Prototyping and Visual Design

  • Students will learn about the importance of sketching and iteration in the wire framing process and how to create paper prototypes as well as popular visual design tools and software.

Information Design

  • This course explores how to improve the way information in sites or applications are organized and presented, and cost-effective ways of increasing user satisfaction and engagement.

Mobile User Experience Design

  • In this course, students learn how, as a User Experience designer, they can create mobile friendly experience easy, intuitive and pleasing.

Designing, Running and Analyzing Experiments 

  • In this course, students learn how to design user-centered experiments, how to run such experiments, how to analyze resulting data and evaluate and validate user experiences.

  • Students work through real-world examples of experiments from the fields of User Experience, Interaction Design, and Human Computer Interaction understanding issues in experiment design and analysis. Multiple data sets will be analyzed using recipes given in the R statistical programming language -- no prior programming experience is assumed or required, but students will be required to read, understand, and modify code snippets provided to them.

Relational Database Systems and SQL

  • In this course, students learn the tools and processes for data modeling in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and the Structured Query Language, SQL, to define and manipulate data.

Front-End Web Development and Design Level 1

  • In this comprehensive course students learn to implement design ideas and develop their own web application on the front-end level.

  • Foundational principles of website creation including technologies: HTML5, CSS3 and SCSS/SASS.

Front-End Web Development and Design Level 2 

  • In this comprehensive course students learn to implement design ideas and develop their own web application on the front-end level.

  • Students will learn web programming technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, SQL and and introduction into the React.js front-end framework

Business Analysis and System Design

  • Students will study concepts, processes and tools that professionals use to plan and develop information systems to industry standards. Students learn how to ask implicit questions, to create and document communication plans and to make better decisions prior to creating an information system. This course is an essential part of User Experience and Interactive Design program. 

Information Visualization

  • In this course students will learn to use the popular business intelligence tool Tableau in order to visualize and understand complex data sets.

Interactive Design Capstone Project

  • Students will apply the skills learned during the sequence of courses - from need finding to visual design -- as they redesign a new interface, service, or product for their Interaction Design Capstone Project.

Employment Preparation Training

  • The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the employment upon completion of the program. This course will ready students through resume crafting, portfolio development, job search strategies, interview preparation and salary negotiations as well as career development 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

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 19 years of age
  • Good command of English language IELTS 5.5 or equivalent outlined below
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an approved government institution of applicant’s home country, or applicant is minimum 19 years of age
  • Students are required to have and use their own personal computer in class


The following are accepted:

  • English Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English-speaking country)
  • Communications Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English-speaking country)
  • Successful completion of CCTB EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Level 4
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL)
  • IELTS: (International English Language Testing System) Band 5.5 or higher
  • TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT 46-59 or higher
  • CAEL: (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) Score of 50 or higher
  • PTE: (Pearson Test of English) Score of 45.4 or higher
  • CLB: (Canadian Language Benchmarks) Level 6 or higher
  • TOEIC: (Test of English for International Communication) Score 605-690 or higher
  • Successful completion of a Designated ESL school program with level equivalent to tests outlined in section 1 above OR from an established pathway partner of CCTB
  • Applicants may choose to complete the TLGC Online Pre-Arrival Test and receive
  • Customized language study plan based on the applicant’s test results if a passing grade is not achieved
  • Applicants that are not in possession of one of the credentials above, are advised to enroll in The Language Gallery Canada (TLGC) UPP (University Pathway Program). Successful completion of TLGC UPP level 4.5 is recognized by CCTB in lieu of the aforementioned assessments

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:


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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. 

Work Experience

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 an unpaid work experience.

 

Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career


Intake Dates:

26 September, 2022

09 January, 2023

15 May, 2023

 

Program Fees:

International Tuition: $18,900 CAD

Special Launch Promotion: $2,022 CAD

Final International Tuition after Discounts: $16,878 CAD

 

Domestic Tuition:$18,900 CAD

Special Launch Promotion: $2,022 CAD

Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts: $16,878 CAD

 

*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:

 

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When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:

 

REGISTER NOW

Employment and Career Highlights


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There are more than 3000 User Interactive/User Experience design jobs posting in Canada

Student testimonials

“They have helped us to prepare our resumes, prepare for interviews, and we were so confident, we were able to communicate with the people. I have recommended CCTB to many of my friends and in future will continue to recommend.”

Namrata Skang, CCTB student

“The materials and skills gained are really applicable with what I am doing now and I still use them. The materials are precise.”

Galina Kovalenko, CCTB student

“When I joined the orientation sessions, I found it very knowledgeable. The preparation that I had with my instructor was very helpful and that got me my first job."

Saqib Butt, CCTB alumnus

“The environment was very friendly and informative. Instructors conducted mock interviews that helped us later when going for real interviews.”

Stan Yartsev, CCTB alumnus

“The program felt very hands-on, and it helped me to improve my real-world experience. Our classes were international; students were from all over the world, for example, India, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines and Canada. Anybody who wanted to learn was here"

Yulia Terekh, CCTB alumna