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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
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Interactive Media for Graphic Design, Certificate

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This certificate will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific skills to design for a range of interactive media including websites, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants and other technology. The Interactive Media for Graphic Design certificate is designed for students in the Graphic Design program or for individuals with prior graphic design experience who are looking to update their skills.

For more information about the Interactive Media for Graphic Design certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/graphicdesign/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Interactive Media certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 6

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Graphic Design  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate)  0-30 0-35
Supplies/Equipment 15-100  

Approximate total for certificate: $1,059-$1,209**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Video production on a crew working on sets and in studios.
  • Define goals and audience content and assets.
  • Structure flowcharts and site maps.
  • Design page comps and production storyboards.
  • Build and test sites using Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver and other adobe software
  • Upload, launch and revise pages and sites.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Ability to learn new procedures and software technical skills quickly and independently.
  • A thorough knowledge of basic computer OS skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desire and discipline to spend whatever time it takes to complete complicated projects.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Working in interactive media requires a dedication to keeping current with standards and software that change every year. Continuing self-education is a must.
  • Average starting salary for Graphic Design degree: $35,000 (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)

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