Digital Content Creation Certificate


Certificate. (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree)


Digital content impacts our lives every day and the digital media creation industry is among the fastest growing industries in the world. This rapidly increasing demand for digital content creation and management offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in content creation. Our certificate focuses on developing digital content in the form of graphic design, photography, video and audio production, web and mobile media, writing, portfolio development, and more using content creation tools and equipment.

Career Opportunities

One of the advantages of this certificate is that the subject matter and training in the program fits the desires of employers in today’s market place. Students who successfully complete the certificate will be better qualified to seek positions in many industries by either furthering their education or applying directly into the workplace. Career paths may include:

  • Content Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Video Production Specialist

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Identify the best practices of content creation and explain their importance
  • Summarize the essential processes for personal, industry, and mass communication
  • Create content applicable for multiple distribution channels and compare delivery methods
  • Analyze existing content and critically consider its effectiveness
  • Differentiate between new and existing communication tools and create appropriate messaging strategies
  • Apply for content creation employment with a competitive soft and technical skillset
  • Express their values and beliefs in an emotionally impactful manner

Course Requirements

Students are responsible for examining the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Course NumberTitleCredits
DCC 180Fundamentals of Content Creation

3 credits

DCC 210Graphic Design

3 credits

DCC 220Writing Digital Content

3 credits

DCC 240Photography and Graphic Design

3 credits

DCC 260Audio Production

3 credits

DCC 280Video Production

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Graduation Requirements

• Minimum of 18 total semester credit hours as outlined
• Grade of B or higher in all program-specific courses
• Certificate grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

DCC 180, Fundamentals of Content Creation, 3 credits 

Total Minimum Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

DCC 210, Graphic Design, 3 credits

DCC 220, Writing Digital Content, 3 credits
DCC 240, Photography & Graphic Design, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 9


Third Semester

DCC 260, Audio Production, 3 credits

DCC 280, Video Production, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 6

Total Digital Content Creation Certificate Minimum Credit Hours 18