2017-2018 Student Catalog 
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2017-2018 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media: Web Production, Certificate

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Contact Information

Program Requirements

Typical Program

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

The Career

The World Wide Web is ubiquitous–today, there isn’t a business or organization that doesn’t have a web presence of some sort.  Behind this web presence are the designers and developers, whose job is to produce 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 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 JavaScript. They will also use Adobe Photoshop, Flash and other software to create animated elements and interactivity.  Students will also learn the principles and techniques for creating, publishing and sharing content via social media platforms.


Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.

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
  • Create, edit and manipulate audio, video, and graphic images
  • Create a digital portfolio of his/her work
  • Design and develop a website using current standards for coding
  • Demonstrate the application of design principles and techniques for the development of social media content


Digital Media students have access to two state-of-the-art digital media computer classrooms. In addition, students have access to a fully digital, high-definition TV studio with green screen 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 Pro, Motion, and Compressor
  • Apple iLife Suite including iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Web 2.0 tools such as WordPress, Wix, Animoto, Jing, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, blogs and wikis

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 13-credit hours to include:
  3. Computer/Media Technology: A minimum of 9-credit hours selected from the following or through advisement: 
    CIS 202  -  Mobile App Development 
    ___  ___    Elective selected through advisement in the following areas:  ANI, CIS, COM, or DIG            
  4. Art: A minimum of 9-credit hours to include:
    ART 128  -  Digital Photography  (new requirement effective Spring 2018) 

Typical Program

Digital Media: Web Production (Certificate)

Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Total Credit Hours: 16


* Dependent upon fulfillment of the Academic Foundations requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships 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 is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.

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