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Heartland Community College

Associate in Applied Science - Digital Media Communication

61 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Communication is designed to prepare students with a comprehensive set of core skills that can be transferred to positions in a variety of industries. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to seek entry-level employment in jobs requiring web-design, graphic design, video production, motion graphics, and animation skills.  Possible employers include media outlets, marketing departments, advertising agencies or any organization with a current or planned online presence.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
Social & Behavioral Science or Humanities Any one IAI Social & Behavioral Science or Humanities course 3
Life Science or Physical Science Any one IAI Life Science or Physical Science course 3
Mathematics or TMAT Any one college level Mathematics or Technical Mathematics course 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours

BUSN 110 or

BUSN 230 or

BTEC 250

Intro to Business or

Principles of Marketing or

Small Busines Management

BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1

CSCI 101 or

CTEC 101

Introduction to Computer Information Science or

Introduction to Computers

DMED 101 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DMED 110 Webpage Development 3
DMED 120 Computer Imaging & Design 3
DMED 130 Digital Layout & Design 3
DMED 145 Video Production 3
DMED 245 Advanced Video Production 3
DMED 260 Computer Animation 3
DMED 291 Design Fusion 3
Electives Choose either HCC or ISU Transfer Track below 15
Total Credit Hours 46

HCC Track

HCC Track
Class Title Credit Hours
DMED 147 Video Animation & Motion Graphics 3
DMED 150 Interactive Digital Media 3
DMED 210 Advanced Webpage Design 3
DMED 290 Advanced Media Production 3
ART, COMM, CSCI, DMED or TECH Electives: Any Art, Communication, Computer Science, Digital Media or Technology course. 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Illinois State University Transfer Track 

*DMED132 and DMED 257 are Illinois State University courses

Illinois State University Transfer Track
Class Title Credit Hours
CAD 101 Computer Aided Design 3
DMED 132 [ISU TEC 150] Graphic Communication Technology * 3
DMED 257 [ISU TEC 257] Print Media Production * 3
Fine Arts IAI Fine Arts Course 3
Humanities or Fine Arts IAI Humanities or Fine Arts Course 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

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Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895