Multimedia & Web Design

Why Multimedia & Web Design at DCTC?

Web development not only ranks as one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S., but also features high flexibility, above average pay and upward mobility, and below average stress. The Multimedia & Web Design program at DCTC offers four options to enhance your skill set as a Web developer. Besides an A.A.S. degree in Multimedia & Web Design, you can earn three industry-standard certificates: Interactive Media Design, Web Design and Digital Animation.

Because the Web is a continuously changing enviroment, businesses and organizations are always looking to improve the beauty, functionality and freshness of their websites to attract more customers. The strong demand for technically savvy Web developers looks more than promising for the foreseeable future. As a technical college, DCTC is at the forefront Web development and design.

Quick Facts

  • Median pay for Web developers in the U.S. is nearly $75,660/year. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Employment for Web developers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Attending DCTC's Multimedia & Web Design program costs about 60 percent less per year than a comparable program offered at a private trade school in Minnesota.

  • As you near graduation, you can showcase your best work at the DCTC Visual Communications Portfolio Show, a year-end exhibition that attracts more than 200 people to the DCTC campus, including program alumni and industry professionals; check out the 2013 VCOM Portfolio Show program.

  • Web developer ranked #4 in Best Technology Jobs in 2013 (U.S. News and World Report).

  • Web developer ranked #9 in Best 100 Jobs in 2013 (U.S. News and World Report).

  • Instructor Pete Skoro has a master's degree in education from the College of St. Scholastica as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art; check out his bio.

  • Instructor DeAnn Engvall has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato, as well as an an A.A.S. degree in graphic design technology from DCTC; her specialty is multimedia design; check out her bio.

  • This program features a flexible course delivery window: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; you can earn your degree or certificate just taking night classes at DCTC.

  • You can get Credit for Prior Learning, or CPL, for your experience in the Web development field.

  • DCTC Multimedia & Web design faculty, students and graduates have built a reputation for excellence in the industry, which makes it easier for you to land internships and jobs.