Web & Graphic Design

Web & Graphic Design General Info

Combine your artistic skills with the latest technological applications in NCC’s Web and Graphic Design program. This two year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree will help launch your career in the virtual world of web design and digital graphics as you learn how to manage a web presence including web page and digital image design.

Many of your classes will be hands-on and will introduce you to web languages and graphic design software. All of the courses in this program can be taken entirely online and allow you the flexibility of completing your degree from home as a full-time or part-time student.

You will take a mix of both web design and graphic design classes during your first year as you work towards a diploma. Customize your AAS degree during your second year by focusing on web design, graphic design, or a com-bination of the two. Certificate options are also available for students who are interested in designing a webpage, or exploring Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

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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

Program Location

  • This program is fully online, however, some courses are available on campus.

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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

MCKENZIE PETA

Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FIRST YEAR
TERM 1—Fall15
ART120-A2D Design3
CSC110-AIntro to Computers3
GRA121-ADigital Drawing3
GRA131-EDigital Layout I3
MKT121-EDigital Marketing3
OR
SMM101-ESocial Media Explored3
TERM 2—Spring15
GRA110-EGraphic Arts Principles3
GRA132-EDigital Layout II3
GRA140-EDigital Imaging3
GRA151-EWeb Design3
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
Total Credits30
Diploma Awarded
Course #TitleCredits
SECOND YEAR
TERM 3—Summer6
GRA141-EDigital Imaging II3
SPC122-AInterpersonal Communication3
TERM 4—Fall17
GRA154-EAdvanced Web Design3
GRA210-EGraphic Layout & Design3
GRA325-EDigital Color Theory3
GRA801-EGraphic Design Seminar I2
PSY111-AIntro to Psychology3
ElectiveProgram3
TERM 5—Spring13
GRA173-ETypography3
GRA310-EAdvanced Graphic Layout & Design3
GRA802-EGraphic Design Seminar II1
ElectiveProgram3
ElectiveProgram3
Total Credits66
Course #TitleCredits
PROGRAM ELECTIVES
ART133-ADrawing3
ART186-ADigital Photography3
ART203-AArt History I3
CIS121-EIntro to Programming Logic3
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
CIS211-AWeb Development II3
CIS251-EFundamentals of Web Design I3
CIS307-AIntro to Databases3
GRA158-EWeb Multimedia3
GRA180-EInteractive Design3
GRA247-EBusiness Presentations3
GRA249-EDigital Content Management3
GRA257-EVideo Marketing3

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

Course #TitleCredits
Introduction to Designing a Webpage
GRA121-EDigital Drawing3
GRA151-EWeb Design3
GRA154-EAdvanced Web Design3
Total Credits9
Course #TitleCredits
Introduction to Adobe's Creative Cloud
GRA121-EDigital Drawing3
GRA131-EDigital Layout3
GRA140-EDigital Imaging3
Total Credits9
Course #TitleCredits
Web Development
CIS121-EIntro to Programming Logic3
CIS210-AWeb Development I3
CIS251-EFundamentals of Web Design I3
Total Credits9
Course #TitleCredits
Digital Marketing for the Graphic Designer
GRA140-EDigital Imaging3
GRA180-EInteractive Design3
GRA249-EDigital Content Management3
SMM101-ESocial Media Explored3
Total Credits12

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.

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.

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Holly DeGrote