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Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate

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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:    Certificate
HEGIS Code:            5012
SUNY Code:             1514
Major Code:             DM

The Career

The World Wide Web is ubiquitous–there isn’t a business or organization that doesn’t have a web presence of some sort.  Behind this web presence are the web designers and web developers, whose job is to develop a creative visual design, effective interactivity and user-friendly and accessible content. 

The NCCC Digital Media:  Web Production certificate program provides the skills for entry-level positions in web design.  This career requires a combination of creativity and technical skills to produce fully-functional websites.  

The NCCC Approach

The certificate program is an intensive 31-credit-hour program that concentrates on the acquisition of skills used in the creation of websites.  This program is ideal for someone who has already earned a degree or is working in a related field and would like to update his or her skills. 

Students in the Digital Media:  Web Production certificate program gain practical experience in the planning, creating and maintaining a website. This includes the design and layout of websites that incorporate graphic images, animation, forms, databases and interactive multimedia components. Students will learn to code websites using HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Adobe Dreamweaver. They will also use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash and ActionScript to create multimedia elements and interactivity.


Students admitted in September and January.

Program Mission Statement

The Digital Media program strives to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in an ever-changing technology-based industry by emphasizing adherence to industry standards, encouraging creativity and developing students’ capacity for life-long learning.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To prepare students for entry-level positions in digital media related fields

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate program in Digital Media, a graduate will be able to:

  • Identify digital media technologies and their use in the creation of digital media content.
  • Demonstrate the application of design principles in the development of digital media content.
  • Digitize and electronically manipulate audio, video, and graphic images.
  • Create a digital portfolio or demo reel of his/her work.
  • Design and develop a website using current standards for coding


Digital Media students have access to two state-of-the-art digital media computer classrooms (Macintosh and Windows PC). In addition students have access to a fully digital, high-definition TV studio with green screen and virtual set capabilities and digital audio recording and video production/editing facilities.


The following software programs are used in the Digital Media program:

  • Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver.
  • Apple Final Cut Studio including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Compressor and DVD Studio Pro.
  • Apple iLife Suite including iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand and iPhoto
  • AVID Pro Tools
  • Microsoft Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Web 2.0 tools such as Google Docs, Jing, Wetpaint

Program Requirements (DM)

Students entering the Digital Media program must be proficient in the use of Macintosh and/or Windows computers.

  1. A total of at least 31 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the certificate.
  2. Digital Media: A minimum of 19 credit hours to include:
  3. Computer Technology: A minimum of 6 credit hours selected from the following or through advisement: 
      and some combination of the following to equal 3 credits:
      plus two (2) of the following courses:
  4. Art: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:


Typical Program

Digital Media: Web Production (Certificate)


* Dependent upon fulfillment of the Academic Foundations requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarship available to NCCC students.  Scholarship Deadline dates vary each semester.  For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships . The NCCC Scholarship Office located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.

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