Catalog 2022-2023 
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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Design, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Fall

The Digital Publishing certificate prepares students to create graphics and design layouts for a variety of digital publishing formats such as commercial printing, interactive documents and ePublications. Students begin study with theory courses and progress to learn software tools associated with vector and raster graphic creation, page layout, prepress, and digital publishing methods. Students seeking web and mobile design and coding skills should pursue the Design, AAS-T  degree program or the Web and Mobile Design, Certificate of Proficiency .

Digital Publishing certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared for entry-level jobs as graphic designers or production artists in print or digital publishing
  • create, edit, and integrate a variety of high quality vector and raster graphics within single and multiple page-layout projects for print or tablet
  • prepare project deliverables for commercially printed materials, interactive documents, and ePublications
  • create effective solutions to design challenges using the elements and principles of design
  • effectively use type in print-based and screen-based publications
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

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 advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Students who have not met the prerequisites for the required courses will need the Design Program Chair’s permission to enroll.

Technical Elective - 4-5 Credits

Select a course with ART, CSD, or DSGN as the prefix. The following courses are recommended.

General Education Requirements - 15 Credits

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the certificate requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Total Program Credits: 59-60

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