How quickly can I complete the digital media technology
Students can complete the Digital Media Technology certificate in
as little as two semesters, though you can spread some classes
out to the summer as well if you need a slightly lighter course
The certificate is made up of 8 individual courses totaling 21
credit hours (View plan of
What classes do I need to take?
In order to earn this certificate, students must complete the
- DMD-101: Digital Software Fundamentals
- DMD-113: Introduction to eLife: Foundations of Digital
- DMD-240: Video Production I
- DMD-120: Web Design & Development I
- DMD-208: Multimedia Production
- DMD-104: Design Fundamentals
- DMD-105: Photography I
- DMD-121: Web Design & Development II
The entire course list that students need to take to complete
the certificate are also listed in a plan of study.
Technology Certificate Plan of Study
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Many, but not all DMD courses are offered in an online or hybrid
delivery format. Check the course catalog for specific online
Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the
digital media technology certificate?
Students who complete the digital media technology certificate
are encouraged to continue because they are well on their way to
completing the digital media design
technology associate degree.
After I complete the Digital Media Technology (DMT) Certificate,
will I be prepared to take the Adobe Certified
Associates (ACA) exams?
Students who successfully complete the DMT Certificate and have
strong working knowledgeable of Adobe products such as
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver are typically
ready to take (and pass) the ACA exams. Good working knowledge
includes the ability to comfortably navigate the software,
perform routine tasks, and answer conceptual or applied questions
about how to use the Adobe products. Adobe recommends people have
approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on
Learn more about the Adobe Certified Associate
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each
Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants,
scholarships and loans.
Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for
some scholarships. Other scholarships
require an application.
Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at
740.366.9435 or email NWKfirstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of projects or work do students do in digital media
Throughout the program, students are exposed to “real world,”
hands-on projects that help them develop a well-rounded skill
set. For example, students in the web design and development
courses will actually create functional websites for both
fictional and real clients. We work with many different community
partners who need assistance with digital projects. Students in
Design Fundamentals will design logos, product packaging,
environmental design and advertisements. Upper-level students in
Graphic Design and the Digital Media Capstone create
multi-faceted projects like a cookbook, interactive brochures and
infographics. Students in Multimedia Production and Video create
short films, music videos, commercials and immersive multimedia
How do I get started at COTC?
Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow
the COTC Steps to Enroll to