School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Information Technology - Multimedia Option: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Wilmington, MA Campus

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Information technology (IT) is a diverse area of study encompassing several computer-based system and application areas. The advancement of computers and communication technology continues to have profound impact on our lives. A need exists for technically competent individuals to provide appropriate computing solutions for users. The objective of the IT program is to provide a broad-based foundation in the area of IT and a concentration in one of four IT options.

In addition to technical knowledge, it is important for IT workers to be able to communicate, handle multi-tasking situations and to assess user needs when developing computer-based solutions.

The Multimedia option of the IT program can help graduates prepare to perform tasks associated with designing and creating interactive multimedia communications. Additional curriculum topics, investigated through classroom and laboratory experiences, include introductory computer programming, multimedia applications and other related technical subjects. Information Technology (Multimedia) consists of a foundation core of computing and general education courses, followed by studies in multimedia applications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may begin their careers in Information Technology (Multimedia) in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving information technology - multimedia such as multimedia developer, multimedia specialist, graphic technician and 3D modeler.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving information technology.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, network hubs, patch panels, printers and other common computer peripherals.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Total 96
General Education Courses
GE117 Composition I+ 4
GE127 College Mathematics I+ 4
GE184 Problem Solving+ 4
GE192 College Mathematics II+ 4
GE217 Composition II+ 4
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
GE347 Group Dynamics+ 4
Subtotal 28
Core Courses
CD140 Rapid Visualization 4
IT104 Introduction to Computer Programming 4
IT107 Instructional Design 4
IT116 Intermediate Programming 4
IT204 Scripting and Web Authoring I 4
IT209 3D Modeling 4
IT210 Visual Design Theory 4
IT211 Interactive Communication Design I 4
IT212 Broadcast Graphics 4
IT213 Interactive Communication Design II 4
IT309 Animation I 4
IT310 Audio/Video Techniques 4
IT311 Animation II 4
IT312 Multimedia Development Capstone Project 4
Subtotal 56
Technical Basic Courses
TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4
TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 12

+In this program, this course may be taught either in residence at the school or online over the internet as a distance education course, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses that the school decides to teach online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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