I have tinkered with the idea of getting into web design for several years. I've dabbled in HTML, I've dabbled in WYSIWYG editors like Dreamweaver, I've dabbled with Photoshop, I've dabbled with WordPress and things like that. I know there are numerous resources on the internet, most for free, that provide a wealth of knowledge in regards to web design. I know there are enough free tutorials, walk throughs, etc. out there that a person could become a quality, self-taught web designer. My big problem is that I am horrible at picking things up on my own. I am a visual learner. I can't just read and walk through a tutorial and learn the content. I need to see the work being done in order to really get a grasp on it. I learn much better in a classroom type environment where I can SEE work being done and I can ask questions and get assistance on the spot. I just can't sit in front of a computer a watch videos and read manuals and actually LEARN that way. So, I am looking at taking a short web design course at my local technical college to get some basic web design knowledge/experience. I feel that if I get some of the basic fundamentals down, I can build off of that base knowledge and learn more advanced techniques on my own, rather than trying to teach myself everything from the ground up. What are your thoughts on this program? http://www.westerntc.edu/programs/Curriculum.aspx?PROGRAM_NBR=90201A It's a basic program, not terribly expensive. My main objective is to get enough web design/graphic design knowledge that will allow me to make some basic websites for small businesses, independant business people (realtors, mortgage brokers, etc.), things like that. I would like to parlay this into a small side business. I want to learn real web design processes/techniques...I don't want to use templates or WYSIWYG editors...I want to make clean, simple, attractive, affordable websites. Thoughts?