Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in five general concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology , Design for Web and Print , Photography , Video Production Technology and Web Technology . Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.
The Media Technologies program is designed to offer greater flexibility to students who can, working with an advisor, design a custom curriculum best suited to their needs and interests. The program offers certificates for those needing broader, deeper and/or upgraded training. To learn more about these options, see the Certificate Programs section of this Catalog.
Web Technology concentration. The Web Technology curriculum offers hands-on experience in designing Web pages and developing websites. Students develop and maintain websites using authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, manage and deploy e-business solutions servers and maintain websites for small- to large-scale enterprises. Some courses are delivered completely online, and many courses are taught in the classroom as well, enabling students to choose the course delivery method best suited to their learning style.
Typical job opportunities: E-commerce specialist, webmaster, website designer, website developer, online services manager and website manager
Program goals. Upon completion of a Media Technologies program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
- Create media that communicate the desired message to the intended audience.
- Use a wide variety of industry-standard equipment, techniques, software, hardware and materials to produce the appropriate content.
- Demonstrate various styles in communications media that display a grasp of both design and communication principles and techniques.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and equipment that facilitate adaptation to constantly changing media.
- Understand and respect the rights and responsibilities of the artist, subject, client, user and employer, including intellectual property rights.
- Create a portfolio demonstrating design and communication skills, technical competence, and industry standards and practices.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483; or program coordinator, (865) 539-7143
Courses and Course Sequence
This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60
1HUM/FA / MATH/NS / SBS
See the General Education section of this Catalog for electives. Web Technology students are strongly encouraged to take either ARTH 2010 or ARTH 2020 as a Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
Elective to be chosen from CGT 1030 , CGT 1950 , DWP 1010 , PHO 1000 , VPT 1015 , VPT 1030 , or VPT 1045 .
Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog.
Electives to be chosen, based on students’ career goals, from any CGT, DWP, MDT, PHO, VPT, or WEB course that is not a requirement of the Web curriculum. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.
NOTE: Students planning to pursue careers in a Web application developer field need the following electives in the order listed: CITC 1303 and CITC 2375 .