Web & Graphic Design

Design - General

Web & Graphic Design General Info

NCC’s Web and Graphic Design program will prepare students to work in the virtual world of web design or digital graphics. Combining artistic skills with the latest technological applications, the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree will prepare students to design and manage a web presence including web page and digital image design. Students will work towards a diploma during their first year of study and complete their AAS in the second year of study with an emphasis in either web development or graphic design.

Award

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Diploma
  • Customized Certificate Options available

Length

  • Four Semesters & One Summer Term
  • Diploma option is available after 2 semesters
  • Certificate – variable

Student Profile

  • Good communication skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Innovative
    People person
  • Curious
  • Detail-oriented

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
WEB DESIGN OPTION
TERM 115
CSC110-AIntro to Computers3
MKT121-EDigital Marketing3
SPC122-AInterpersonal Communications3
or
COM753-ETechnical Communications3
GRA140-EDigital Imaging I3
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
TERM 215
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
ElectiveSocial Science3
GRA201-EDesign Principles I3
CIS251-EFundamentals of Web Design I3
CIS211-AWeb Development II3
TERM 3 - SUMMER6
CIS121-EIntro to Programming Logic3
BCA152-AComprehensive Spreadsheets3
TERM 415
ElectiveHumanities3
CIS252-EFundamentals of Web Design II3
WDV221-EJavascript3
CIS307-AIntro to Databases3
Emphasis Elective*3
TERM 515
BCA265-EProject Management3
WDV245-EContent Management Systems3
WDV920-EWeb Design Capstone3
Emphasis Elective*3
Emphasis Elective*3
GRAPHIC DESIGN OPTION
TERM 115
CSC110-AIntro to Computers3
MKT121-EDigital Marketing3
SPC122-AInterpersonal Communications3
or
COM753-ETechnical Communications3
GRA140-EDigital Imaging I3
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
TERM 215
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
ElectiveSocial Science3
GRA201-EDesign Principles I3
CIS251-EFundamentals of Web Design I3
GRA121-ADigital Drawing3
TERM 3 - SUMMER6
GRA141-EDigital Imaging II3
BCA152-AComprehensive Spreadsheets3
TERM 415
ElectiveHumanities3
GRA207-EDesign Principles II3
GRA131-EDigital Layout I3
ART133-ADrawing3
or
ART186-ADigital Photography (B16)3
Emphasis Elective*3
TERM 515
GRA173-ETypography3
GRA325-EDigital Color Theory3
GRA920-EGraphic Design Capstone3
Emphasis Elective*3
Emphasis Elective*3
*WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGN EMPHASIS ELECTIVES
ART133-ADrawing3
ART186-ADigital Photography3
CIS121-EIntro to Programming Logic3
CIS211-AWeb Development II3
CIS215-AServer Side Web Programming3
CIS224-EServer Side Scripting3
CIS252-EFundamentals of Web Design II3
CIS280-EClient Side Scripting3
CIS307-AIntro to Databases3
GRA132-EDigital Layout II3
GRA141-EDigital Imaging II3
GRA158-EWeb Multimedia3
GRA173-ETypography3
GRA207-EDesign Principles II3
GRA325-EDigital Color Theory3
WDV221-EJavascript3
CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Introduction to Designing a Webpage
GRA140-EDigital Imaging3
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
CIS251-EFundamentals of Web Design I3
Introduction to Adobe's Creative Cloud
GRA140-EDigital Imaging3
GRA121-EDigital Drawing3
GRA131-EDigital Layout3
Advanced Scripting for Web Developers
CIS215-AServer Side Web Programming3
CIS224-EServer Side Scripting4
CIS280-EClient Side Scripting3

More Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit nwicc.edu/compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

The field of web and graphic design is one of the fastest growing job markets in the U.S. Jobs are available in a variety of businesses and offices or you can work as a freelance designer and own your own business.

Salaries start at $15 per hour with potential to earn $30 per hour.  Web and graphic designers also have opportunities to complete freelance projects.

You will take a mix of both web design and graphic design classes during your first year. During your second year, you will be able to focus your studies on web design, graphic design, or a combination of the two. Many of your classes will be hands-on courses and will introduce you to web languages and graphic design software.

All of the courses in this program can be taken entirely online and allows you the flexibility of completing your degree from home. The program allows you to customize your degree, diploma, or certificate as a full or part-time student.

Student Story McKenzie Peta

“I love online learning. I was working full-time last year and I found that it was very easy to work and then come home and do my studies whenever I was free. I like the freedom and the independence.”

Online student
Battle Creek, IA

Design Student

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Holly DeGrote

Tuition & Financial Aid