Apr 13, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Computer Information Systems (AAS), Digital Media Concentration

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)


Digital Media is an Associates of Applied Science degree program combining technology and design. The program offers training in areas such as graphic design/2D modeling, desktop/electronic publishing, web design, and audio and video editing. Digital Media offers individuals the education and tools necessary to bring classic media like text, graphics, photos and research into the digital arena.

The Digital Media program is designed for students who want to learn about graphic design for web and print output. Students learn through hands-on experience the current software used in the graphics industry today. Students also learn how to communicate visually and apply that to various hands-on projects.

Educational Option Information

This program can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in four terms.

This program can be started:

  • Any term.

Primary course location:

  • Main campus.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Other costs:

  • Students will want to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud at a cost of about $30 a month.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

  • Students can take the Adobe certification exams after completion of coursework.

Employment Opportunities

The Digital Media AAS Degree program is current and relevant to today’s technology needs.

Potential job duties include: Design graphics, give presentations, manipulate photographs, research, organization skills, communication, team project management, content provider, time management. Job titles common in the field include: Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist, Photo Manipulator, Researcher, Technical Writer, Project Manager, Media Sales, Content Designer, Web Designer, Social Media Coordinator, Digital Marketing Specialist, Educator/Technical Trainer, Digital Media Consultant.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, Digital Media Concentration 63-65 credit hours

Program Approved Electives

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