Digital Design and Information Technology

​​Digital Design and Information Technology

This program is designed for individuals who want to develop skills in multiple aspects of electronic design for print and web-based applications. Students will get extensive training in both print and web-based design. Both Macintosh and pc platforms are taught as well as many other cross-platform considerations. Students will be able to specialize in an area of interest by taking additional courses in illustration, web or multi-media. During the final semester of the program, students will participate in an internship opportunity at an area business.

Certificates and Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Graphic Design Certificate
  • Web Design Certificate

Nature of Work
Electronic designers create a wide variety of visuals in our environment from newspaper ads to websites. The basic components of type, photography and illustration can be used in print, video, animation and interactive media such as web design. Graphic designers combine practical knowledge with artistic ability to turn abstract ideas into formal designs. These designs can be used to promote products or services, produce logos, create magazine layouts and create visual designs for printed materials among many other applications. Web designers create the look, feel and navigation for websites by combining text, graphic images, digital audio and video to create an interactive experience. This program is part of the Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Self-employed graphic/web designer
  • Advertising agency designer
  • Digital graphics developer
  • Applications developer
  • Web developer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director

 

Courses Success Stories​​

 

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 Enrichment Opportunities

 

During the program students are encouraged to participate in an internship opportunity​ at an area business.

Some of the local businesses include:

  • Spoon River College
  • Spoon River Electric
  • Macomb District Hospital
  • Craig Technology​
 

 Gainful Employment