Digital Media and Web Technology Degree
Enroll at MC and prepare for a successful career in web technologies.
The digital media and web technology associate’s degree coursework teaches technologies involved in designing and developing user interfaces, websites, and web applications, as well as mobile and web server programming.
You can focus your studies on user interface development, web development, or mobile development–or take courses from some or all of the focus areas.
The degree curriculum will prepare you for a variety of entry and midlevel positions as user-interface developers, web developers, digital media specialists, web designers, and multimedia specialists. Many students continue their studies to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.
As a student at MC, you'll have the support, guidance, and opportunities you need to help you reach your goals.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of media, techniques, and knowledge of associated processes used in web and mobile development.
- Demonstrate currency and proficiency in the digital tools employed in web and mobile design and development.
- Create professional quality websites or mobile applications that comply with current web standards and are representative of the material and techniques studied.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.
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A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.
All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ARTT 116 - Digital Tools for the Visual Arts 4 semester hours (GEEL)
- GDES 116 - Digital Tools for the Visual Arts 4 semester hours (GEEL)
- CMSC 100 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming 2 semester hours
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
- TECH 272 - Professional Website Development 4 semester hours
- Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- Program elective 4 semester hours ‡
- TECH 273 - Advanced Professional Web Technologies 3 semester hours
- TECH 274 - Web Content Management Systems and Strategy 3 semester hours
- Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- Program elective 3 semester hours ‡
- TECH 299 - Web Certificate/Degree Portfolio 3 semester hours
- Program electives 12 semester hours ‡
‡ Program electives: GDES 121, GDES 140, GDES 212, GDES 214, GDES 216, CMSC 141/CMAP 242, TECH 277, TECH 278, TECH 282, TECH 288, CA 213/CMSC 201, CS 214/CMSC 214, CS 261/CMSC 234, CS 270/CMSC 246, CS 216/CMSC 250, TV110/TVRA 140. Please consult a digital media advisor before selecting courses.
This degree is a career program and may not readily transfer to four year colleges/universities (except in special cases.) Visit transfer planning for more information. This program is designed to be completed in 60 credits. If a student elects to take electives that create a program total exceeding 60 credits, they should do so under advisement.
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