Web and Digital Media Design

68-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Web and Digital Media Design program takes a newer, blended approach of combining the creative and programming sides of web design. Develop skills to design a logical, intuitive and clear web interface that is visually pleasing and user-friendly. Learn the tools of the trade, how to layout pages, use color and text, integrate sound and video, and adapt and develop content for delivery on computers, mobile phones and the expanding realm of digital media devices.

  • Prepare for jobs such as web designer, web developer, online development specialist or interactive developer.
  • Courses are taught in the world-class Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center.
  • Practicum experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • All graduating students are required to participate in the Graphics Portfolio Review.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $32,000-$62,000
    • Average Salary: $47,176
    • Median Salary: $47,176
    • Average Hourly Wage: $22.70
    • Three-year Average Salary: $47,176

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 152-169 JavaScript4  
 201-110 Web Page Design I3  
 204-121 Digital Illustration3  
 204-131 Image Editing/Photoshop3 *
 804-133 Math & Logic3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 104-102 Marketing Principles3  
 152-129 Web Development/PHPI3 *
 201-120 Web Page Design II3 *
 201-124 Web Animation3 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 204-138 Cooperative Ed - Graphics3 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
6
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 152-139 Web Development/PHP23 *
 152-179 JavaScript 24 *
 201-130 Usability & Interface Design3 *
 801-197 Technical Reporting3 *
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 152-149 Content Management Systems3 *
 201-141 Professional Studies2 *
 201-145 Integrated Web Design3 *
 201-146 Web Portfolio Development1 *
 809-195 Economics3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

104-102 Marketing Principles 3
201-110 Web Page Design I 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 67
Carroll UniversityBachelor of Science in Information Technology-Web Applications Developmentup to 64
Carroll UniversityBachelor of Science in Graphic Communication-Web Designup to 64
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership68

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.