The tech job market has been booming lately. And two career paths that are among the hottest of the hot are user experience and content design/UX writing. If you check out LinkedIn job listings nationally, you’ll see more than 60,000 postings for these two specialties. If you’d like to make yourself job-ready for these fields, check out SVC’s certificate programs. They’re taught live online in small expert-led classes. Join us for a free online info session and we’ll tell you more.

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The SVC Advantages

  • All classes are live and led by true experts
  • Get a jumpstart on your job-hunting portfolio
  • Capstone project with a real client
  • Classes taught at night and Saturdays so you can still work
  • Optional mentorship available

What You Get (Besides a New Job)

At the end of the program, you’ll have a massive headstart on a portfolio that shows off your skills. And because you’ll have completed a capstone project where you’ll work with an actual client, you can say you know what it’s like to do real-world client interviews and presentations.

To show all that you’ve accomplished, you’ll receive physical and digital certificates of completion you can include in your LinkedIn profile and resume.

Along the way, you can also take advantage of SVC’s optional mentorship program. Opt in and you’ll be assigned an expert-level mentor who will help with your course work, get you moving on your portfolio, give you feedback on side projects, and work with you to develop a job-hunting plan.

How to Get Started

To learn more about SVC’s UX or Content Design/UX Writing certificate program, sign up for one of our free online info sessions. We’re also happy to answer any of your questions by email. Contact us.

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  • Learn how to conduct research, create wireframes, and build prototypes that make doing things digitally more user-focused.

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  • If you like to write, come learn how to craft the strategy and frustration-free copy to help people use websites and apps.

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  • Supplement your knowledge of UX or Content Design by learning the basics, then the advanced concepts, of visual design for digital projects.

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  • Sign up for one of our free online information sessions. We’re also happy to answer any of your questions by email. Contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you come up with some questions that aren’t answered here, give us a call at 206.623.1560 or drop us an email.

If you're ready to take the next step, attend a live online info session. You must attend a free online info session to receive the application links to SVC's certificate programs.
No. The vast majority of classes meet at night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time and on select Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Classes are held in the evening and on Saturdays so students can keep their day jobs and still have a life.

All classes are currently being taught live, online via Zoom.
Some programs start every quarter, while others get underway once or twice a year.

You're welcome to take classes on an ad hoc basis until your cohort begins, knowing that the cost of those individual classes will be deducted from your certificate program tuition.

QUARTER STARTS ENDS NO CLASSES
Fall 2021 September 27, 2021 December 10, 2021 Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 22-28, 2021
Winter 2022 January 10, 2022 March 18, 2022 MLK Jr Day, Jan. 17 & President's Day, Feb. 21, 2022
Spring 2022 April 4, 2022 June 10, 2022 Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
Summer 2022 June 27, 2022 September 2, 2022 Independence Day, July 4, 2022
Students need to attend at least 80% of the course sessions or they will be dropped from the program and given whatever refund applies at that time.
In addition to the attendance requirement, students are expected to complete 100% of their class assignments. In addition, students will give a 15-minute portfolio presentation near the conclusion of the program. A panel of professionals will evaluate your presentation and portfolio website, and you must achieve at least 60% of the maximum possible score to be eligible to receive your certificate of completion. Students who don’t achieve this minimum score will be allowed to retake courses and then re-present their portfolios at a later time.
A $100 registration fee is due upon acceptance into the program. Then the first 50% of the tuition is due before the first day of class. The remaining 50% is due at the midpoint of your program.
SVC will work with you to set up an installment plan at an additional charge of $250. With this plan, the first payment of 1/10th the program cost, plus the Registration Fee and Payment Plan fee is due before the first day of class. You’ll then make nine additional payments on the 15th of each month for the following 9 months.

Example: If tuition was $9,000, the first payment would be $900 + $100 (Registration Fee) + $250 (Payment Plan Fee) = $1,250. Each additional payment would be $900.
In some instances, yes, you may challenge a course if you already know the material. After you’ve attended an information session, we’ll help you determine if you can skip any classes based on your previous instruction or work experience. Your tuition will be reduced by a prorated share.
While SVC doesn’t have an official job placement service, every student has the opportunity to be mentored by an industry professional. You will be able to take advantage of your mentor’s contacts and mentors will provide specific assistance in networking and job hunting. SVC also publishes an online listing of open jobs on our website.
No, discounts associated with these memberships are only applicable to public classes.
The State of Washington spells out the exact refund policies for schools like ours, and here’s the overview: You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. It’s complicated, so please read the Tuition and Fees section of our site carefully for more details.