In the User Experience Design program, you will discover Design Thinking and learn how to understand and empathize with users; perform research; synthesize findings; analyze and interpret data; generate ideas and concepts (or solutions); iterate upon these solutions; test these solutions; and build applications to solve real-world problems, focusing on the end user. While iterating on solutions, you will create high fidelity prototypes influencing the final build of the application. UX Design is a rewarding and fulfilling career because ultimately, as a UX designer, the goal of your work is to make lives better.
The User Experience Design program prepares you to start or elevate your tech career and earn your certificate without leaving your job. Kenzie Academy is learner-focused. This means we offer flexible online learning experiences to meet the needs of diverse learners and work together to build a schedule. That way you can learn, engage, practice, and get support at times that work for you. At Kenzie Academy, life’s circumstances and responsibilities don’t have to stop you from pursuing your career aspirations.
Ready to bring your digital ideas to life within the rapidly growing UX design world? Earn your UX Design Certificate alongside learners like you within a close and encouraging community that supports you every step of the way.
Kenzie Academy teaches you how to do the job — and how to get the job. Our Student Services and Placement teams will guide you on how to job search, build a resume, and interview. We want you to graduate as a highly skilled, well-rounded, and marketable job candidate who’s confident in pursuing a job.
Throughout the program, you’ll always be connected to your classmates, course facilitators, and subject matter experts as part of our online community — the Kenzie Fam. So, you’ll become comfortable with communicating and collaborating as part of a team.
Get the Job
User Experience Design graduates will be job-ready and prepared to enter the high-demand and fast-growing field of UX design. One feature of the program is portfolio design, which means you’ll get to build a robust, competitive and professional portfolio that you can showcase to future employers. The online courses are also intended to emulate a first-year internship in the industry. You can expect to gain knowledge of industry best practices, participate in project-based learning, and engage in real-life scenarios.
- Length: The overall program runs for 9 months
- Next Start Date: January 2022
- Tuition: $13,000
- Hours: Build your schedule with your advisor and get the flexibility you need
- Location: Online, available to U.S. and international learners
- Computer Requirements: Click here to learn more about Kenzie Academy’s computer
- Sample schedule: The sample schedule here is an example of what your schedule could look like; however, we’ll work with you to make one that works best for you.
Hamilton felt challenged and inspired by Kenzie's community-driven, experiential curriculum. He's now launching his tech career as a UX/UI Designer at Archon Tech Strategies.
New Job TitleUX/UI Designer
EmployerArchon Tech Strategies
Scott was working as a photographer at a studio when it unexpectedly closed. It was time for his next adventure, and he had his sights on a tech career. He was hired as a Jr. UX Designer at Highlight Technologies.
New Job TitleJr. UX Designer
LeighAnn had recently completed her undergraduate degree in general studies and was working as a recruiter, limo driver, and artist. She was considering taking on a master’s program to further her skills as an artist when she found Kenzie.
New Job TitleUX Consultant
Employer After GraduationWonderware North
Amira had a degree in International Studies but wanted to work in tech. Now, she's a Kenzie grad and a Product Designer at Toast Inc.
New Job TitleAssociate Product Designer
Employer After GraduationToast Inc.
Iyana Admasu was pursuing a graduate degree in Animal Science and intended to build her career in veterinary medicine. But, after a while, Iyana felt a different field was calling and realized she’d rather enter the tech field. She used self-teaching methods to learn the basics of coding but got overwhelmed quickly. So, she joined Career Karma to make her search for the right tech program a little easier and found Kenzie’s UX Design program.
New Job TitleUI Developer
Employer After GraduationJP Morgan
UX DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FEATURES
The User Experience Design course content is developed to provide invaluable experience designing solutions to real-world problems through practical application. You’ll practice how to be a researcher, problem solver, and design expert who’s both creative and proficient in the design-thinking process, from UX research and iteration to prototyping and usability testing. As you progress through the coursework, you will advance your design-thinking skills as you are introduced to more complex problems, prepping you for future job and employer expectations.
Applied learning science experts and industry professionals develop the tech curriculum so that you’re career-ready for relevant tech roles. Curriculum includes these topics:
- User discovery
- Best practices
- Visual hierarchy
- User interface (UI) design
- HTML/CSS fundamentals
- Portfolio design
You will be able to join virtual group sessions to review key topics, share ideas and insights, and engage in learning activities. As part of a tight knit group, you can also receive instructional support and work with peers on any problems or issues. These help shape you into more than a learner, designer or innovator — but a team player, collaborator, and communicator as well.
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Kenzie immerses you in a curriculum designed for hands-on projects, while giving you time to absorb the material and apply it to real-life situations. You’ll also form a lasting network of classmates, expert course facilitators and Kenzie’s employer partners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not! We’re looking for self-starters who are curious about design and like working with diverse groups of people. Our learners are driven problem-solvers who can handle challenges and enjoy being part of a collaborative tech community. Kenzie is open to all applicants with the right attitude and enthusiasm.
Our courses are offered 100% online only to provide you with flexibility and the ability to self-pace your learning according to your schedule.
The program is designed to be flexible to ensure you adopt the skills you need to level up. We understand how challenging it can be to juggle work or other responsibilities along with furthering your education. We created the UX Design Certificate program to work for you.
Our programs aren’t easy, but they also aren’t out-of-reach for dedicated learners. Our Academic Team of course facilitators, subject matter experts and coaches will guide you through the material and provide help along the way. Our Student Services Team also checks in with learners to make sure they’re on the right track.
We also strive to provide enough support to our learners; however, your success depends on you! Don’t enter a Kenzie program lightly — but if you put in the work and take advantage of the available resources, you’ll set yourself up for great success.
Prospective learners interested in enrolling in Kenzie Academy’s UX Design Certificate program must meet the following criteria to be accepted and enrolled in the program.
Prospective learners must meet the following criteria:
- At least 18-years-old
- High school diploma or equivalent
Additionally, we screen applicants for the following.
- Completion of an admissions interview with an Admissions Counselor
- Prospects must meet or exceed our criteria for Growth Mindset learners. These areas include: Customer Obsession, Ownership, Bias for Action, Deal with Ambiguity, and Invent and Simplify.
- Receive a passing score on the Kenzie Academy Skills Check that screens for:
- Technical aptitude to be successful in the program
- Symbolic reasoning and/or symbol manipulation
- Employee personality profiles
- Comfort with numbers and mathematical operations
- Demonstrated willingness and ability to collaborate in a team environment
- Enthusiasm and passion for the subject
- Some prior coding or related experience (this is not required, but encouraged)
- Patience and attention to detail when confronting a new problem
- Motivation and work ethic to handle 30-40 hours of asynchronous curriculum per week
- Enrolled learners will have to meet weekly deadlines and hit milestones.
Our program instruction is provided in English. In order to receive the best educational experience, it’s highly recommended that you speak English fluently.
Yes, you can absolutely apply for our UX Design Certificate program if you’re not located in the U.S. International learners must choose to pay tuition up front. There may be limitations on placement opportunities.