As a student in DCTC's Web Design program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the Web and design industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts, or AIGA, is the planet's oldest and largest professional membership organization for design with 67 chapters and more than 23,000 members nationwide. As a student in the Multimedia & Web Design program, you will make the most of AIGA's vast cache of design resources, including inspirational advice from the industry's top professionals as well as news about upcoming design events and competitions. You will also have a picture window into critical information that can and will augment your professional development.
Getting Connected on Campus
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Web Design students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the Web design field. The following clubs are a must if you're at all interested in boosting your competitive moxie as a Web designer:
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Club
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future. Here at DCTC we strive to help educate growing professionals, and foster a strong community of design-minded individuals
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.
In 2013, DCTC fielded 17 students at the nationals who ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For more information about the competition, read "DCTC Students Rock at SkillsUSA Nationals" on DCTC News.
For a complete list of extra curricular opportunities at DCTC, visit our Campus Life page.