Many professionals with existing degrees in graphic design, web development, or digital video may not wish to pursue a second degree. Instead, they often pursue highly targeted, practical certification to supplement their skill set or  to learn new techniques. Additionally, employees offering professional development training to encourage job retention and minimize employee defections often find certification an attractive, cost-effective option.

As such, Polk State College offers three certificates for students who do not wish to pursue a degree. Each certificate may be completed in one or two semesters depending on students’ availability or full-time status.

Recommended Sequence

Time to completion: 2 semesters

Certificate in Digital Media Technology Web Production (15 credits) 68420

Fall Semester

CGS 2820C – Web Development Fundamentals
CGS 2822C – Intermediate Web Development

Spring Semester

COP 2801C – JavaScript Fundamentals
CGS 2829C – Advanced Web Development
GRA 2751C – Visual Design for Web

Certificate in Digital Media Technology Video Production (12 Credits) 68410

Fall Semester

DIG 2030C – Digital Video and Sound
DIG 2292C – Digital Post Production

Spring Semester

DIG 2284C – Advanced Digital Video and Sound
DIG 2430C – Digital Storytelling

Certificate in Graphic Design Digital Media Technology (15 Credits) 68400

Fall Semester

DIG 2109C – Digital Imaging Fundamentals
GRA 2120C – Page Design and Layout
GRA 2156C – Digital Illustration

Spring Semester

GRA 2150C – Image Editing with Photoshop
PGY 2801C – Digital Photography I

Note: All classes are 3 credit hours