Associate in Applied Science in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Digital Media/Multimedia Technology

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology is a discipline that integrates business concepts with multiple digital media types including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. The Associate of Applied Science in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology prepares students for technical career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment, and advertising industries that produce media as content, or which require multimedia content to support, enhance and/or market their product or service.

The curriculum brings together business concepts and digital media to prepare students for careers such as a Digital Multimedia Producer, Multimedia Scriptwriter, Multimedia Developer, Multimedia Designer, Computer-Based Training or Instructional Designer, Digital Graphic Designer, Webpage Developer, Interface Designer, Video/Audio Specialist, Video Editor or Animator.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate CIS/Computer concepts and programming techniques.
  2. Create digital video movies using basic video import, export, and editing functions.
  3. Utilize Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents to embed Flash movies for delivery to the World Wide Web.
  4. Utilize Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and other technologies to deliver digital media for delivery to the World Wide Web and social media.
  5. Perform the basic applications for graphic design and image correction using Adobe Photoshop.
  6. Create an electronic portfolio of work.
  7. Design and develop interactive websites using HTML5/CSS3, social media, and marketing strategies.
  8. Discuss Legal, ethical and regulatory issues pertaining to the Internet environment and cyberspace.

General Education Requirements

General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 3 OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3)
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area

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Major: 3147
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-67
CIPS code: 09.0702
SOC codes: 15-1255.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020