Careers

Plan Your Future with the CMDC Program

The CMDC program prepares its graduates for careers requiring an in-depth understanding of digital technologies. Because of the hands-on, real-world experience and strong theoretical knowledge we provide in our courses, our graduates are in demand and our job placement rate remains at 90%. The Senior Senior course, taken during the last semester, helps students to develop their resumes, electronic portfolios, reels, Linked In sites, and other items necessary for the job market or graduate school.

Some of the companies that have hired our students include Amazon, Google, Southwest Airlines, Intel, Fisher Investments, Dick Hannah Dealerships, Riverview Bank, Fringe Media, Ambient Media, Gravitate Design, Instructional Technologies, Inc., Columbia Credit Union, CREDC, YWCA Clark County, Sharp, OMSI, Vancouver Clinic, PeaceHealth, The Columbian, Integra, Fabric, Wafertech, Copious, Sprout Digital, Indigo Slate, Woobox, to name a few.

Here are examples of jobs and courses students should take to prepare for them:

1. Web / App Production & Development
Plans and codes websites that are both intuitive and insightful; plans and develops strategies for navigation; establishes links between collections of information in order to promote their effective utilization by users

  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 478 Usability and Interface Design
  • DTC 492 Engines & Platforms
  • + MIS or CS courses that offer background in programming and coding

2. Public Relations and Digital Marketing
Creates and distributes information for placing the best context around a situation or company; creates and administers efforts to present products/ services in online contexts, particularly around considerations associated with eCommerce.

  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 338 Special Topics: Video
  • DTC 208 Introduction to Digital Cinema and/or DTC 491 Digital Cinema
  • DTC 330 Social Media Case Studies and/or DTC 331 Social Media Practices
  • + Professional Writing Certificate (ENGL)
  • + Marketing minor

3. Social Media Coordinator / SEO Specialist
Oversees the policy for and development of social media for businesses and organizations; strategizes organization's web presence.

  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 330 Social Media Case Studies
  • DTC 331 Social Media Practices
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 356 Information Structures
  • + Professional Writing Certificate (ENGL)
  • + Marketing minor

4. Content Specialist / Strategist
Designs and implements interfaces for online spaces; develops philosophy and methodology of communication; creates plans for development/creation of content and guidelines of voice and style; facilitates usability functions for style, voice, and content.

  • DTC 335 Digital Animation
  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 208 Introduction to Digital Cinema and/or DTC 491 Digital Cinema
  • + Other DTC courses in creating media objects (video, websites, sound production, digital music, etc.)
  • + Professional Writing Certificate (ENGL)

5. Media Communication Specialist
Designs and implements interfaces for online spaces; develops philosophy and methodology of communication; creates plans for development/creation of content and guidelines of voice and style; facilitates usability functions for style, voice, and content.

  • DTC 330 Social Media Case Studies and/or DTC 331 Social Media Practices
  • DTC 208 Introduction to Digital Cinema and/or DTC 491 Digital Cinema
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 354 Digital Storytelling
  • DTC 338 Special Topics: Social Media
  • DTC 477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • + COM minor
  • ENGL 402 Technical & Professional Writing

6. Multimedia / Interactive Designer
Conceives, designs, and develops online or multimedia contexts for specific applications and audiences; understands the unique combinations of text, images, and interactive features in online environments.

  • DTC 335 Digital Animation
  • DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 435 Advanced Animation
  • DTC 208 Introduction to Digital Cinema and/or DTC 491 Digital Cinema
  • DTC 478 Usability & Interface Design
  • DTC 492 Engines & Platforms
  • + FA 434 Time Based Media
  • + FA 435 Interactive Design

7. Game Studies & Design
Produces games or gamifies assets for companies and organizations.

  • DTC 392 Video Game History & Theory
  • DTC 492 Engines & Platforms
  • + DTC 335 Digital Animation
  • + DTC 354 Digital Storytelling
  • + DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • + DTC 336 Design and Composition
  • + DTC 435 Advanced Animation
  • + DTC 477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • + DTC 478 Usability & Interface Design

Three of Our Program Specialities

Web & Mobile Design

HTML5, CSS3, JS, PHP, MySql, JQuery, etc.

Social Media / SEO

Digital marketing and search engine optimization

Game Studies & Design

with Unity, Unreal Engine, & Web Languages

Video

Watch a video made by a CMDC student for the 2015 "Game Changers" exhibit!