Digital Design
digital design

Digital Design

The Digital Design program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in digital publishing and graphic design positions. The competency-based program stresses understanding and demonstration of graphic design tools and theories including: page layout and design, digital publishing, digital image creation, digital illustration, web design, video and photography productions. Students will also develop and refine the business skills and positive life habits needed to succeed in the modern workplace. The Digital Design program is competency-based and consists of 5 occupational completion points; each of which requires the student to meet state standards.

Program Mission

The mission of the Digital Design program at TECO is to prepare students for employment or advanced studies in the graphic design field. The program focuses on the technical expertise and knowledge required in the workplace for page layout design, digital image creation & manipulation, digital illustration, video editing and web design. 

Program Content

Practical Application of Graphic Design Theories
Page Layout & Design for Digital Publishing
Photography & Video Production Basics
Video Editing & Special Effects
Website & Interactive Design

Industry Certifications and Licenses

MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
ACA Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign
ACA Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
ACA Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
ACA Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro
ACA Web Communication Using Adobe Dreamweaver

Gainful Employment Information

Digital Design Gainful Employment

Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $14.42 | Average Wage: $22.47
**Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity**

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Full Time Session:
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm


Estimated program cost $5,093


Thomas Smalling

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Program Requirements


Program Commitment

1200 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Information Technology Assistant - 150 hours
Production Assistant - 150 hours
Digital Assistant Designer - 300 hours
Graphic Designer - 300 hours
Media Designer - 300 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

Program Textbooks

Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013
(ISBN: 978-1-285-16953-8)

Graphic Design Solutions 5th Edition
(ISBN: 978-1-133-94552-9)

Adobe InDesign CC Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-305-26249-2)

Adobe Illustrator CC Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-305-26261-4)

Adobe Photoshop CC Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-305-26053-5)

Advanced Photoshop CS6 Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-133-76550-9)

Video Collection CS6 Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-133-81505-1)

Dreamweaver CC Revealed
(ISBN: 978-1-305-11871-3)

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