Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Credit Hours Required: 62
The Multimedia Technology (MT) program is designed to assist students in developing and using their creative skills to prepare for a career in graphic design and digital media. Career skills that could be developed within this curriculum include: graphics design, web design, app design, digital photography, and digital audio/video editing and production.
Program Outcomes:

A. Demonstrate mastery of various digital design skills through creation of a professional portfolio.
B. Collaborate as a team member in designing and producing a media project.
C. Work with media users to develop a project from the concept to the finished project.
D. Effectively utilize the software application necessary to produce a finished project.
E. Identify and effectively utilize appropriate hardware devices for completing a project.
F. Develop critical thinking skills in written analysis of digital media objects.

Required Professional Course 25
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
BUS 120 Introduction to Business 3
CST 161 Computer Logic & Problem Solving 3
CST 210 Desktop Publishing & Graphics 3
CST 263 Database Management & Design 3
CST 271 Introduction to Web Design 3
CST 272 Introduction to Multimedia Design 3
CST 273 Introduction to Photoshop 3
CST 297 Information Technology Internship 1
Electives 12
Students are required to complete 12 semester hours of elective Art, CST or Business courses. These courses must be chosen with permission of the advisor.
General Education Requirements 25
Please refer back to page 39 of the catalog for a full description of each of these General Education requirements.
English/Communications 6
Math/Computer Science 6
Dakota Studies 6
General Education 7

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.
Multimedia Instructor: Lori Zimprich
Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):
(Based on five semesters)

Tuition $ 7,750
Registration Fee 250
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 450
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 150
Building Usage Fee 125
Technical Fee 450
Books and Supplies (estimate) 3,000
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 150
Total $12,365*


* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.

There is a classroom equipped with computers and special software for this program. There are several classrooms equipped with computers available for student use.

Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.

34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.
15-1134 Web Developers
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. Excludes "Multimedia Artists and Animators" (27-1014).
Illustrative examples: Web Designer, Internet Developer, Intranet Developer

Broad Occupation: 15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers 
Minor Group: 15-1100 Computer Occupations 
Major Group: 15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 
O*NET link for Multimedia Tech

Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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