Which Design Program is Best for You?
SCC Digital Design Program Director John Hoyle explains the various programs offered, and which option works best for career path choices.
University Transfer: Associate of Arts, Digital Graphic Design Advising TrackAcalog Program Component
AA Digital Graphic Design Advising Track
View Specific Programs and Course Requirements Below:
Digital Design Certificate
Digital Design, AAS Degree
Are you a creative person? Do you have a knack for design? In our visual world there are many careers available in the printing, publishing and technology industry. At SCC, Digital Design students use computers and software to create graphics and page layouts for traditional printing and online publishing. Students have access to a modern, state-of-the-art Macintosh Computer lab where they learn the professional applications of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Dreamweaver. Digital photography and advertising design are also key components in this program.
Graduates in Digital Design program acquire careers in graphic and/or web design in several areas (see chart below for a breakdown of career options and related programs).
- Digital Design Associate Degree: Our most popular track is the Digital Design Associate in Applied Science degree. This 2-year degree is a 5-semester program and includes all courses in software and design for graphic designers.
- Digital Design Certificate: This 1-year, 3-semester certificate is geared more for the student who seeks a basic understanding of graphic design and the software to sharpen current skills. Students who complete this certificate can enter the workforce, but usually with less pay than the associate degree (2-year) graduate.
- University Transfer, Associate in Arts, Digital Graphic Design Advising Track: Those pursuing a graphic design and web design career with a bachelor's degree should enroll in Associate in Arts degree with Digital Design electives program, completing their first 2 years at SCC. SCC has a partnership with USC Upstate. See more details about this program and others in the chart below.
|WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?||YOUR GOAL||THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!|
||Comprehensive, advanced skills technical degree with emphasis on software & design, including marketing and business courses|
||Basic skills in graphic and/or web design||Digital Design Certificate|
||Highest skill level with bachelor's degree in graphic design||Associate of Arts, University Transfer
Digital Design Advising Track
Internships may be available at:
- Belue Farms
- Mossburg Signs
- Southern Printing
- UPS Store