Digital Media Technology

Digital Media Technology

Program description:

The Digital Media program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design and multimedia industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, hypertext, computer programming, information architecture, and client/server technologies using both Internet and non-network-based media.

Students develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving as well as interface design, multimedia formats, application programming, data architecture, and client/server technologies. The program develops technical skills through practical applications that employ current and emerging standards and technologies.

Employment opportunities:
Graduates should qualify for employment as web designers, graphic artists/designers, multimedia specialists, web developers, web content specialists, media specialists, information specialists, digital media specialists, animation specialists, interface designers, and many new jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field.

Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:

  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY – DIGITAL MEDIA PATHWAY   |   2 Years to Complete
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  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY – DIGITAL PRINT PRODUCTION PATHWAY  |   2 Years to Complete
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  • CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY   |   1 Year to Complete
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  • CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL PRINT PRODUCTION   |   1 Year to Complete
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  • CTE PATHWAYS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS   |   1 Year to Complete
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    Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in the Information Technology CTE Cluster lead to a credential for employment (certificate, diploma, or degree).

    Prepare for a career related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, internet, multimedia, and systems integration services.

    Available Pathways

    Upon completion of a CTE Pathway, students will have earned substantial credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. All courses in a CTE Pathway are college-credit, but not all courses are transferrable.

    To assist students who plan to go on to a four-year university, the courses that transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the N.C. Community College System and the University of North Carolina system are marked with (T). High school students who achieve a grade of B or higher and achieve a score of 93 or higher on the standardized Career and Technical Education (CTE) post-assessment test, for certain high school CTE classes, can be provided college credit for CTE pathway courses marked with (HS). To receive articulated credit, the current high school student must be enrolled in a Career and College Promise CTE pathway that contains the articulated course. High school graduates can receive course credit by requesting the articulated course credit within two years of their high school graduation date. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor while at South Piedmont Community College.

    Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton and online. Some classes may be offered at your local high school. Classes are organized into pathways and align with the K-12 curriculum and Career and College Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education. The following CTE pathways are available to eligible high school juniors and seniors.

    BASIC DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (C25210PA)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
    DME 115: Graphic Design Tools 3 None Fall
    DME 120: Intro to Multimedia Applications 3 None Spring
    DME 130: Digital Animations I 3 DME 110 Fall
    Total Credits 12

    ENHANCED DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (C25210PC)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
    DME 115: Graphic Design Tools 3 None Fall
    CTI 110: Web, Pgm, and DB Foundation 3 None Fall
    DME 120: Intro to Multimedia Applications 3 None Spring
    DME 140: Intro to Audio/Video Media 3 None Spring
    WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 18

    ENHANCED SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PE)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CCT 110: Intro to Cyber Crime 3 None Fall
    CET 150: Computer Forensics I 3 None Fall
    CET 250: Computer Forensics II 3 None Spring
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
    SEC 110: Security Concepts (HS) 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 18

    ENHANCED WEB ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PG)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 3 None Fall
    DBA 120: Database Programming I 3 None Spring
    DME 110: Intro to Digital Media 3 None Fall
    DME 120: Intro to Multi Media 3 DME 110 Spring
    WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 18

    GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PH)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CSC 151: JAVA Programming (T) 3 None Spring
    CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation 3 None Fall
    SGD 111: Introduction to SGD 3 None Fall
    SGD 112: SGD Design 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 15

    INFORMATION SYSTEMS CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PA)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CTS 120: Hardware/Software Support (HS) 3 None Spring
    CTI 120: Network and Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
    NOS 110: Operating Systems Concepts (HS) 3 None Fall
    Total Credits 12

    SYSTEMS SECURITY CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PD)

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CCT 110: Intro to Cyber Crime 3 None Fall
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CTI 120: Network & Sec Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
    SEC 110: Security Concepts (HS) 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 12

    WEB ADMINISTRATION AND DESIGN CTE CERTIFICATE (C25590PF)*

    Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
    CIS 110: Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
    Summer
    CTI 110: Web, Pgm, & DB Foundation (HS) 3 None Fall
    DBA 120: Database Programming I 3 None Spring
    WEB 210: Web Design 3 None Spring
    Total Credits 12

    * Pathway designated for Youth Career Connect (YCC) students at Anson High School.

Other Educational Opportunities:

  • PHOTOSHOP COURSE   |   4 Weeks to Complete
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    Dates:

    DatesTimeDaysLocation
    June 25 - July 236-8:30pmTThMonroe Old Charlotte Highway Campus

    Cost: $75

    Location: OCH Campus, 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe,  Art Studio Classroom

    Instructor: Rick Crider
    Crider has 33 years experience as a professional photographer and is currently employed by The Enquirer-Journal in Monroe. He also does freelance commercial work and for other media outlets. He has won numerous state and regional awards over the years from different organizations, including the North Carolina Press Association and the North Carolina Press Photographers Association. He previously taught photography at Anson Technical College, a predecessor of SPCC, from 1977 to 1985.

    If possible, please bring your own laptop and purchase the Photoshop software using the student discount offered by Adobe. *Computers will be available in the Art Studio as well.

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    To learn more, contact:
    Kristen Griffin, 704-290-5223

  • CREATING A PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE COURSE   |   2 Days to Complete
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To learn more about educational options in digital media, contact:

Dr. Mark Little
Department Chair, Computer and Industrial Technologies; Faculty/Program Lead, Advertising and Graphic Design

Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed above.