The Certificate of Completion Digital Design is designed to successfully prepare students for entry-level support positions in the expanding field of digital design through an integrated curriculum exposing students to design principles and technical strategies. Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Completion Digital Design, students are prepared for a variety of entry-level support positions in numerous digital design fields. Students attain knowledge and learn skills to seek careers in creative and support professions within such media industries as graphic design and web design. Check out the Digital Design webpage!
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Gainful Employment Disclosure
Southwestern is required by federal regulations to disclose information related to the College's educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This information is intended to provide students the opportunity to measure employment outcomes associated with certificate programs.
Gainful employment information for the Certificate of Completion Digital Design can be found online.
Students must complete a minimum of 51 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion Digital Design is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or demonstrate proficiency)||2|
|WR80||Sentence Fundamentals (or placement test score)||3|
|ART115||Basic Design I, Intro to Elements||4|
|ART131||Introduction to Drawing I||3|
|CIS125PH||Computer Applications: Photoshop||3|
|DD160||Digital Design Orientation||3|
|MTH60||Algebra I (or higher)||4|
|ART110||Digital Photography I||3|
|ART116||Basic Design II, Color Theory||4|
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing 1||4|
|CS195||Web Development I||3|
|DD235PH||Digital Design App: Photoshop||3|
|ART117||Basic Design III, Intro to 3D Desgn||4|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations 2||3|
|CIS125IL||Computer Applications: Illustrator||3|
|Paragraph Fundamentals 3
or Academic Literacy
BA110 Group Dynamics for Teams, BA120 Leadership Development; PSY100 Introduction to Psychology, PSY201 General Psychology, PSY201H General Psychology w/Honors, PSY203 General Psychology, or PSY203H General Psychology w/Honors may be substituted for BA285 Human Relations in Organizations.
WR90R Academic Literacy is a 4 credit course.