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Google UX Design Professional Certificate

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Earn academic credits that can be applied to a degree program.

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On-demand learning with interactive learning assessments.

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Create Better User Experiences and a Rewarding Career

UX (user experience) encompasses nearly every interaction we have with a business and its online presence. As anyone who’s ever been frustrated by a website or app knows, these experiences can make or break a business. UX designers make products and tools that are easier, intuitive, and more enjoyable for users. National University’s Google UX Design Professional Certificate program explores the foundational concepts of UX design, including user-centered design, the design process, and accessibility. Students will also identify job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers and the teams they work with to begin developing a professional identity online.

Certificate coursework will use interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) to teach job-ready skills and processes, including empathy for users, defining pain points, generating solution ideas, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to gather feedback. The curriculum is designed with input from industry leaders like Figma, Adobe XD, Deloitte, Cognizant, and Accenture, and students will create a portfolio of three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills they’ve acquired throughout the program.

The certificate registration fee is $189, with a 7-course program that includes:

  • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
  • Starting the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate
  • Building Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
  • Conducting UX Research and Testing Early Concepts
  • Creating High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma
  • Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
  • Designing a User Experience for Social Good and Preparing for Jobs

High-Demand Career Skills in Less Time

In just six months with approximately six hours of study per week, the Google UX Design Professional Certificate program provides you with the skills and tools needed to enter a high-demand career in UX design – even if you don’t have prior experience. This asynchronous, 100% online program is self-paced, with coursework that instructs you in:

  • Developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps
  • Conducting usability studies
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes
  • Testing and iterating designs
  • Building a professional portfolio

The average entry-level salary for UX designers was $112,000 in 2022, with over 138,000 job openings in the U.S.* This demand is projected to grow by 16% over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all career fields.** Other in-demand UX roles include product designer, web designer, UI designer, UX architect, and UX researcher.

* SOURCE: Lightcast

** SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Degree Pathway

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The Google UX Design Professional Certificate serves as a valuable credential that also complements your educational path by offering the potential to earn two courses of prior learning credit towards towards NU’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design.

For more information about prior learning credit email [email protected]

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-Francisco R., Class of 2016

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Google UX Design Professional Certificate serves as a valuable credential that also complements your educational path by offering the potential to earn two courses of prior learning credit towards towards NU’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design.

For more information about prior learning credit email [email protected]

This certificate program benefits anyone interested in developing the skills and qualifications for in-demand, entry-level jobs in UX design. It also offers a foundation in user experience for those considering a BA in Digital Media Design.

There are no specific admissions requirements for this certificate. All learners are eligible to enroll. It’s recommended that students have a high school diploma or GED.

The self-paced certificate can be completed in three months working approximately 20 hours per week, or in six months working 10 hours per week. To finish the six modules in the program, approximately 240 total hours are needed.

You can enroll in the certificate program at any time by clicking here and completing the registration steps. The certificate registration fee is $189.