Mission: Our mission is to provide students with a well-rounded, technical education in the arts, and the experience to meet the standards of the digital communications industry.
Digital Design consists of two programs: Digital Design 1 – K700100 (600 hours) and Digital Design 2 – K700200 (600 hours).
Students must complete Digital Design 1 or demonstrate mastery of the outcomes of the program prior to enrollment in Digital Design 2.
These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses.
Digital Design 1
Information Technology Assistant - Course OTA0040 (150 Hours) - This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends and to introduce students to the basics and foundations required for today's business environments. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications so they may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work-place proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software that meet industry job-seeking techniques; career planning, and success strategies will also be developed.
Production Assistant - Course GRA0024 (150 Hours) - This course is designed to introduce and develop basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. Course content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and essential operations; layout, design, measurement activities; and digital imaging as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem solving.
Digital Assistant Designer - Course GRA0025 (300 Hours) - This course focuses on the development of entry-level skills and introduces intermediate, industry-standard skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. Course content includes computer and basic business skills; the use of a variety of software and equipment to perform digital publishing operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; and digital imaging as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem solving.
Digital Design 2
Graphic Designer - Course GRA0026 (300 Hours) - This course is designed to develop advanced industry-standard skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. Course content includes essential business concepts and the use of a variety of software and equipment, used in digital imaging and creating multimedia presentations. Advanced layout and design techniques are used to create an electronic portfolio of work.
Media Designer - Course GRA0027 (300 Hours) - This course focuses on the development of advanced industry-standard skills required for careers in digital publishing and digital design industries. Course content includes the use of a variety of software and equipment required to perform digital publishing, digital imaging and multimedia presentation activities.
Distance Education: Available - refer to Distance Learning section. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.
Articulation Agreement(s): Statewide Graphics Technology, A.A.S./A.S. Degree
Industry Certifications: Adobe Certified Associate (InDesign); Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator); and Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop).
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 70%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 70%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are:Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.