Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science degree in digital design prepares graduates for positions that require design solutions in the form of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-generated imagery (CGI), graphic design, and 3D animation. The Associate of Applied Science degree in digital design prepares the graduate for a variety of career and life opportunities, including work in numerous areas of visual communication for print, web, and related media.
|COMM 1110||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|HIST 2111||United States History to 1877||3|
|or HIST 2112||United States Hist since 1877|
|MATH 1101||Intro to Mathematical Modeling||3|
|MATH 1111||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 1113||Precalculus Mathematics||3|
|POLS 1101||American Government||3|
|One of the following electives:||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|World Civilization to 1650 CE|
|World Civilization since 1650|
|United States History to 1877|
|United States Hist since 1877|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Major Field Courses|
|CAPS 1101||Introduction to Computers||3|
|DSGN 1120||Digital Design for Comm.||3|
|DSGN 1141||Graphic Communication *||3|
|DSGN 1143||Spatial Problem Solving||3|
|DSGN 1151||Vector Graphics *||3|
|DSGN 1153||3D Modeling and Rendering||3|
|DSGN 1161||Architectural Media I||3|
|DSGN 2247||Raster Graphics||3|
|DSGN 2257||Mechanical Graphics I||3|
|DSGN 2259||Mechanical Graphics II||3|
|DSGN 2263||Architectural Media II||3|
|DSGN 2274||Digital Design Capstone||3|
|One of the following electives:||3-4|
|Principles of Accounting I|
|Expressions of Culture I|
|Expressions of Culture II|
|Introductory Physics I|
|PHED Activity Elective||1|
DSGN 1141 and DSGN 1151 are prerequisites for most other DSGN courses; therefore, it is recommended that students register for these courses the earliest semester they are offered upon enrolling in the program.
DSGN 1120. Digital Design for Comm.. 1-2-3 Units.
This course provides an in-depth study of the various forms of digital communication for functional and aesthetic designs. This course will introduce students to design principles and techniques for preparing quality digital design media. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101.
DSGN 1141. Graphic Communication. 2-2-3 Units.
This course emphasizes the study of the graphic language as it pertains to technical drawings and communicating graphically around the world. Concepts and skills include sketching, orthographic projection, sections, dimensioning and pictorial drawings. (Career Course)(F)
DSGN 1143. Spatial Problem Solving. 2-2-3 Units.
This course challenges students with a study of 2D and 3D spatial problem-solving skills. Students will explore points, lines and planes and their interaction with 2D surfaces and 3D spaces using the advanced projection techniques of Descriptive Geometry. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1141 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 1151. Vector Graphics. 2-2-3 Units.
This course introduces concepts and techniques necessary for creating vector graphics in 2D applications. Topics include hardware and software terminology, computer-aided design (CAD), and fundamental printing skills. This course will utilize vector graphics for designing functional and aesthetic graphic solutions. (Career Course)(F, M)
DSGN 1153. 3D Modeling and Rendering. 2-2-3 Units.
This course introduces new digital applications and concepts such as 3D space, 3D tools, solids modeling, and advanced modeling concepts and commands. The student will develop skills in rendering techniques used to create photo-realistic images. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1151 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 1161. Architectural Media I. 2-2-3 Units.
This course will introduce the student to architectural drawing terminology, concepts, and skills necessary to produce a set of construction drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Topics include floor, footing, and foundation plans; interior and exterior elevations; sections and details; window, door, and finish schedules; site plans and specifications. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1141 and DSGN 1151 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 2247. Raster Graphics. 2-1-3 Units.
This course introduces concepts and techniques necessary for creating raster graphics for print or web applications. Topics include terminology, software application, file formats, and fundamental printing skills. This course will utilize raster graphics for designing functional and aesthetic graphic solutions for both print and web formats. (Career Course)(S)
DSGN 2255. Animation Techniques. 2-2-3 Units.
This course builds on the techniques learned in 3D Modeling and Rendering to produce animated media for various applications. This course examines the sequence of workflow production used in mainstream animation technologies. An emphasis on storyboarding will be included in this course. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1153 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 2257. Mechanical Graphics I. 2-2-3 Units.
This course introduces digital concepts and techniques for creating mechanical drawings for the purpose of production and presentation. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1141 and DSGN 1151 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 2259. Mechanical Graphics II. 2-2-3 Units.
This course will expand the knowledge base and skills needed to produce advanced digital parts and assemblies for production and presentation purposes. Advanced topics include parametric constraints, rendering and animation. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: DSGN 2257 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 2263. Architectural Media II. 2-2-3 Units.
This course challenges students with an in-depth study of architectural drawing, modeling, and rendering practices to develop advanced skills in this area of digital design. Plans are designed to meet applicable codes. Topics include floor, footing, and foundation plans; interior and exterior elevations; sections and details; window, door, and finish schedules; site plans and specifications; renderings and walk-thru animations. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: DSGN 1161 with a grade of C or better.
DSGN 2274. Digital Design Capstone. 1-3-3 Units.
This course will serve as the capstone course for students majoring in Digital Design. Students will select an area of concentration in digital design and work with faculty to solve an advanced problem in this area. This course will also require the student to build a portfolio representative of all coursework completed in the Digital Design program. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: This course should be taken during the student's last semester of study and must have permission of the instructor.