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Digital Graphic Design

  • Barbara Hubbard
    Chair, Digital Arts&Humanities
    (727) 394-6011 (TTY/TDD) (TTY)

    Sandy DeCarlo
    Career Outreach Specialist
    (727) 394-6130

    Jonathan Steele
    Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts
    (727) 791-5987
  • Digital Graphic
    Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2010 (430)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2010 (430), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, 727-791-5987
    Barbara Hubbard, Academic Department Chair, (727) 394-6011

    Program Summary

    Based upon equipment and demand, some computer courses may be taught at only one site.

    The Digital Graphic Certificate prepares students to work with computer technology for desktop design, publishing and presentations. Students earning this certificate will be qualified to apply for work in secretarial, technical, design and professional positions in which the ability to create Web-based, digital media and print quality graphics. This certificate is designed to prepare students for the latest technological advances in digital media including recent innovations in 2-D, motion graphics and interactive web .This program is aimed for the degreed student, for employee enrichment and for individuals currently working in the field who wish to update and broaden their design and computer skills. All courses apply toward the AS degree in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design,-Digital Media Production subplan.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    50.0102: Digital Arts.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Graphic Designer
    • Technical Coordinator
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Digital Multimedia Designer
    • Media Production Development
    • Digital Media Project Assistant
    • Motion Graphics Designer
    • Interactive Media Designer


    DIG 2116Advanced Digital Image Editing3
    DIG 2117Advanced Digital Image Rendering3
    DIG 2132Electronic Media Design3
    GRA 1206CTypography3
    GRA 2201Advanced Digital Publishing3
    Total Credits15
  • Continuing Your Education

    Our digital media certificates transfer to specific sub-plans of our A.S. degree in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design. This 64-credit-hour degree can benefit you if you're working in the field and want to update your design and computer skills.

    CT to AS 

  • Certificate

    Learn the latest in digital media like 2-D and interactive web concepts. With our programs, you'll be prepared to work with software for desktop design, publishing and presentations in secretarial, technical, design and professional positions that require web-based, digital media and print quality graphics.

    What you will learn:

    • Layout, design, typography and digital graphic techniques to solve specific communication challenges
    • How to correlate form and content in creative design solutions
    • How to optimize image output for print, web and multimedia publishing through resolution, color management, image and texture creation
    • How to create special effects using the latest design software.
  • Facilities

    Learn your craft using the latest software technology, including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro 9. A full working studio is decked out with a green screen, a sound-proof audio editing booth and high-end iMacs with video editing decks that are run through 42-inch LCD monitors. Each year, digital media students can compete in the Semmy Awards, an annual event open to all SPC and high school students.

    Software includes:

    • Adobe Creative Cloud: including Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Audition
    • Maya
    • Alice
    • Unity-design3
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Avid Media Composer
  • Classes

    The following classes can be taken as part of our certificate and degree programs, can help satisfy the elective requirements for the Associate in Arts degree or meet the common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

  • Careers

    Our programs can prepare you for the following careers:

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    • SPC Career Pathways - A partnership between SPC and the Pinellas County School Board that gives high school students free college credit for high school and technical programs.

    By the numbers

    • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Job profiles covering hundreds of occupations from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Career One Stop - Tools for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals from the U.S. Department of Labor
    • What People Are Asking - Florida job and wage data for specific areas from Florida's Labor Market Statistics Center