Associate in Applied Science in Multimedia and Business Technology

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Multimedia and Business Technology

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MCCCD Program Detail


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

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Multimedia and Business Technology is a discipline that integrates business applications with multiple digital media types including text, graphics, animation, audio and video and then delivers this interactive material electronically. The Associate of Applied Science in Multimedia and Business Technology will help prepare students for technical career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment, and advertising industries that require interactive content to support, enhance and/or market their product or service.

The curriculum brings together business concepts and multimedia technology to prepare students for careers such as a 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.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 3

CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment

Required Courses Credits: 40

ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3) OR
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120DGFireworks: Web Graphics (3)3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS120DKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS/MMT140Survey of Multimedia Technology2
MTC/TCM120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
MMT216Multimedia Project Management (3) OR
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3)3
CIS233DCInternet Web Development: Dreamweaver3
CIS291Business Video Projects3
CIS220DKAdvanced Digital Video Production: Premiere3
CIS106AACaptivate: Video Presentations (1) OR
CIS106ABCamtasia: Video Presentations (1)1
CIS120DLDigital Video Compositing: After Effects3
MMT292Multimedia Update1
CIS220DCFlash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-24
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition Area
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication Area
Critical Reading Credits: 0
Met by CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by assessment in Program Prerequisite area.
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences Area
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
SBU200Society and Business

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Major: 3147
First Term: 2009 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62
CIPS code: 11.0801
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Computer Information System (12)
GPA: 2.00