Learn about COTC’s Digital Media Design Program at Upcoming Virtual Visit


Design your future in Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) digital media design (DMD) technology program.  Learn more about degree and certificate options in DMD at an upcoming virtual visit on Nov. 2, from 6 – 7 p.m. that will feature a faculty meet and greet, showcase student work and allow future students to ask questions.

“This information session will give participants a glimpse into the DMD program at COTC. Presenters will be sharing examples of student work, discussing our different class offerings (both in-person and online) and reviewing the newly-created digital media technology one-year certificate. We will also be discussing how DMD students can prepare for and take the Adobe Certified Professional exams.  Of course, there will be plenty of time for Q&A as well,” said James Jarc, EdD, DMD assistant professor.

The Associate of Applied Science in Digital Media Design Technology curriculum at COTC is a broad and intensive exploration of the process and the business of digital design. Students can expect to study the principles of design, color theory, social media and typography. Students will also take courses in specific digital software tools. Skills taught include critical thinking, design approaches, the underlying theories of digital media and a variety of digital media production techniques.

Students in the DMD program have two majors they can choose from: graphic design and web design. Students can choose to pursue one major, or they can choose to pursue both majors by taking just a few additional classes. 

Additionally, some students may opt to pursue a one-year certificate in digital media technology. This certificate is designed to create a foundation for students wishing to pursue a career in DMD. It is also valuable for individuals in careers such as business, marketing, finance, real estate and many others to gain essential skills in digital media technology. Many courses in the certificate can be completed online, and students can earn the credential in just two semesters.

“The DMD program is an exciting, vibrant and in-demand option. Students learn cutting-edge, industry-standard software and hardware that will prepare them for lucrative jobs in a variety of fields. Our graduates go on to become graphic designers, photographers, web designers, social media managers and many others,” said Leslie Najjar, MEd, DMD instructor. “The program offers many courses online, which is perfect for students that have work or family obligations that may prevent them from getting to campus three or four days per week.”

Those interested in attending the virtual visit can register here.
Please register by Monday, Nov. 1.

Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom* link to participate.**

*Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that allows you to set up and communicate in virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing and other collaborative capabilities. You don’t need an account to attend a Zoom meeting, and the platform is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, meaning nearly anyone can access it.

**If you require an accommodation to participate fully, please contact Connie Zang at zang.3@osu.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible but no later than two weeks prior to the event. Requests will be accepted beyond that date and every effort to provide a needed accommodation will be made.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.