The purpose of the Digital Design 1 Program is to prepare students for employment in digital publishing positions, such as Information Technology Assistants, Production Assistants, Digital Assistant Designers, Graphic Designers, and Multimedia Designers.
The program focuses on developing students’ specialized skills in multimedia presentations. Students receive practical experiences in computer generated art and text, graphic design, graphic production, electronic design skills, preparation of electronic layouts and illustrations, and electronic scanning.
INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
Information Technology Assistant
Multimedia Digital/Print Designer
Digital Assistant Designer
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)
Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies are provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.
- Interview with a counselor
- Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program
- Be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from high school
This program operates on an open-entry/open- exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 A.M.– 12:00 P.M.
Mon.-Thurs. 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
The minimum basic skills grade levels required for adult career/technical students to complete this program are the following:
- Mathematics 9
- Reading 9
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT
Basic computer skills
- Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
- Basic Skills Requirements
- No financial obligations
- Completion of Exit Package to receive a program certificate
- Employers require applicants to hold a Digital Design 1 Completion Certificate and certification in graphic design software.
- Employers usually request a portfolio that demonstrates creativity and originality.
- Digital Designer
- Graphic Designer
- IT Assistant
According to the 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for graphic designers was $50,710 or $24.38 per hour.
DOCUMENTS, PUBLICATIONS, & MULTI-MEDIA
- Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework (PDF)
- Gainful Employment Disclosure (WEB)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (WEB)
- Brochure – English (PDF)
- Folleto – Español (PDF)
- Video (MP4)