Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Design AAS-T degree prepares students to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to produce websites, content for mobile devices, and design layouts and interactive documents for print or screen-based publishing using industry standard software.
Courses are delivered through face-to-face, online, and hybrid methods allowing students to practice skills necessary in industry. Students will conduct industry research to identify career pathways, learn professional practices including copyright, file management, portfolio development and workplace ethics. Students culminate their learning experience at the end of their studies with a showcase of their portfolio to industry professionals.
Design AAS-T degree graduates will:
- be prepared for entry-level jobs in digital publishing, web design and mobile content design
- demonstrate superior technical skills in industry standard software
- create effective solutions to design challenges using the elements and principles of design
- apply drawing skills and principles of color theory to projects and exercises
- create, edit and integrate vector and raster graphics within a variety of layouts for web, mobile device, print and interactive projects
- describe the historical significance and current design standards for typographic design, and effectively use type in print and screen-based publications
- apply basic coding skills to projects using HTML, CSS and other scripting languages
- demonstrate an understanding of content management systems through use in projects
- describe the importance of site navigation and usability in web and mobile design
- prepare project deliverables for commercially printed materials, interactive documents and ePublications
- produce a professional resume, cover letter and industry ready portfolio
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.