May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

Digital Design Certificate

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Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: 42 academic weeks; 3 terms day; 36 credits
Program ID:  CT.DD
Curriculum Code: 71169

Program Description

Digital design students acquire skills to become graphic or web designers. Emphasis is placed on design, digital imagery, and typography.

Practical Experience

Students use computers and software applications to create graphics and page layouts for traditional printing or online. Students have access to a modern, state of the art, Macintosh computer lab where they learn the professional applications of Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash and Dreamweaver.

Professional Opportunities

Graphic or web designer for advertising agencies, the printing industry, newspapers, magazines, corporations, and educational institutions.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of spot and process color in the development of print-ready designs.
  2. Design websites using industry software, media and user-based principles.
  3. Produce a comprehensive, themed, digital photographic presentation based on sound photography principles.
  4. Create graphics for various media (print, web, digital) using raster and vector-editing techniques.
  5. Create press and digital-ready layouts for publication using industry standard software and design principles.

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