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2023-2024 General Catalog Archived 
2023-2024 General Catalog Archived [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, A.A.S.: Digital Media Production

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Total credit hours: 66

Emphasis in Digital Media Production Studies

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

The Information Technology (IT) Emphasis in Digital Media Production prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design and multimedia industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, capture, create and manipulate digital images, generate and edit time-based content such as animation, video, and audio, and develop content for websites.

The program develops technical skills through practical applications that employ current and emerging standards and technologies. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for multimedia and printed materials such as advertisements, videos, posters, corporate symbols, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media. Students also develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Graduates should qualify for employment as graphic artists/designers, photographers, multimedia specialists, video-editors, animators, web content specialists, digital media specialists, interface designers, and many new jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field.

Division Chair: Jennifer Sink

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Create web pages using markup tools
  2. Perform networking mathematical operations
  3. Install and manage computer operating systems
  4. Create business documents using appropriate computer applications

In addition, depending on the emphasis chosen, the student should be able to:

  • Create an original digital media works targeted for specific audiences (Digital Media Production)

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program.  Information Technology Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)  

Transfer Options

Decision to accept transfer courses must be approved by the division chair.

Students who complete this program may have opportunities to continue their education through the following 4-year institutions:

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Curriculum Guide

Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

See below for an example of a full time pathway. 

First Fall

First Summer

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