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PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the Digital Design 1 Program is to prepare students for employment in digital publishing positions, such as Information Technology Assistants, Production Assistants, Digital Assistant Designers, Graphic Designers, and Multimedia Designers.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program focuses on developing students’ specialized skills in multimedia presentations. Students receive practical experiences in computer generated art and text, graphic design, graphic production, electronic design skills, preparation of electronic layouts and illustrations, and electronic scanning.

 

INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course Number
(SOC)

Course Title
(OCP)

Total
Hours

OTA0040
(SOC 15-1151)

Information Technology Assistant
(OCP A)

150

GRA0024
(SOC 43-9031)

Multimedia Digital/Print Designer
(OCP B)

150

GRA0025
(SOC 43-9031)

Digital Assistant Designer
(OCP C)

300

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

 

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies are provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interview with a counselor
  • Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program
  • Be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from high school

ENTRANCE DATES

This program operates on an open-entry/open- exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM:

600 hours

 

DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon.-Thurs. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT

Basic computer skills

 

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels required for adult career/technical students to complete this program are the following:

  • Mathematics 9
  • Language 9
  • Reading 9

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Employers require applicants to hold a Digital Design I Completion Certificate and certification in graphic design software.
  • Employers usually request a portfolio that demonstrates creativity and originality.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Digital designer, graphic designer, IT assistant

 

SALARY

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for graphic designers was $53,380 or $25.66 per hour.