Mar 22, 2023  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Digital Media, A.A.S. (A25590DM)

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The Digital Media track prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design, multimedia, and Web technologies industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, graphics, hypertext, programming, and information architecture 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, and data architecture. The curriculum develops technical skills through practical applications that employ current and emerging standards and technologies.

Graduates should qualify for employment as Web designers, graphic artists/designers, multimedia specialists, Web developers, Web content specialists, interface designers, and many jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to digital media.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to digital media.
  3. Utilize proper design techniques for digital media.
  4. Utilize appropriate tools for digital media.
  5. Integrate various tools and concepts to produce comprehensive digital media content.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. DBA 110  
  2. CIS 115 , CTI 110 CTI 120 , CTS 115 , WEB 111 , WEB 120  
  3. WEB 211 WEB 220  



Total Program Hours: 68


Students may complete up to three hours credit from WBL courses. Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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