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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

CAD Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate the ability to use latest version of computer-aided design applications to produce accurate architectural drawings.
Students’ work will reflect a high level of accuracy, and line weight control, and adhere to industry architectural drafting standards.
Students will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication using vocabulary unique to the field of architectural drawings.

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Drafting Design Certificate

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Channel your creativity as well as your mathematical, science and engineering skills into a career as a drafter. Using the latest industry software, students learn to create technical drawings that feature details, dimensions, materials and procedures used to build manufactured products, plus residential/commercial buildings and architectural drafting.

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Drafting Design, A.A.S

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Channel your creativity as well as your mathematical, science and engineering skills into a career as a drafter. Using the latest industry software, students learn to create technical drawings that feature details, dimensions, materials and procedures used to build manufactured products, plus residential/commercial buildings and architectural drafting.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and verbal skills requisite to effectively communicate with criminal suspects, victims, witnesses, persons in crisis and others in need.
Identify constitutional freedoms and rights, and how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect those freedoms and rights.
Describe those applicant screening/selection process typically utilized by law enforcement and corrections agencies for their entry-level positions.
Analyze a criminal case to determine its appropriate processing, given an understanding of the jurisdiction and functions of police, courts and corrections as components of an interdependent criminal justice system.
Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.
Analyze criminal statutes to determine the statutes elements, constitutionality and proper application.
Produce written incident and investigative reports that are useful and professional in terms of accuracy, completeness, spelling and grammar.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and verbal skills requisite to effectively communicate with criminal suspects, victims, witnesses, persons in crisis and others in need.
Identify constitutional freedoms and rights, and how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect those freedoms and rights.
Describe those applicant screening/selection process typically utilized by law enforcement and corrections agencies for their entry-level positions.
Analyze a criminal case to determine its appropriate processing, given an understanding of the jurisdiction and functions of police, courts and corrections as components of an interdependent criminal justice system.
Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.
Analyze criminal statutes to determine the statutes elements, constitutionality and proper application.
Produce written incident and investigative reports that are useful and professional in terms of accuracy, completeness, spelling and grammar.

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Digital Forensics and Investigations Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Properly acquire digital data from a variety of sources including different hard drive types, cell phones, PDAs and other digital media.
Have a thorough understanding of a variety of computer platforms and how data is stored in order to properly analyze the evidence or recover lost files.
Determine and design an appropriate plan for identifying, securing and gathering evidence in a case.
Understand the importance of ethics while conducting investigations and apply the principles in their professional and personal lives.
Communicate effectively with other members of a team, corporation or clients in order to obtain access to needed information.
Analyze data acquired and use the evidence to come to a conclusion that can be confirmed using standard or accepted forensic science techniques.
Manage a complex project from start to finish, both individually and in teams.
Conduct research to identify new digital media or new forensics software tools and apply the results to a case or incident, and to remain current in the field.
Communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders, both in speech and written documents, including serving as a technical/expert witness at a trial.

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Digital Forensics and Investigations, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Properly acquire digital data from a variety of sources including different hard drive types, cell phones, PDAs and other digital media.
Have a thorough understanding of a variety of computer platforms and how data is stored in order to properly analyze the evidence or recover lost files.
Determine and design an appropriate plan for identifying, securing and gathering evidence in a case.
Understand the importance of ethics while conducting investigations and apply the principles in their professional and personal lives.
Communicate effectively with other members of a team, corporation or clients in order to obtain access to needed information.
Analyze data acquired and use the evidence to come to a conclusion that can be confirmed using standard or accepted forensic science techniques.

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Digital Forensics and Protection Certificate

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This certificate program validates student’s ability to gather and secure digital evidence, document a digital crime scene, retrieve lost files, retrieve deleted files and e-mails and reconstruct data from various computer storage media. In addition, student will have ability to detect the vulnerability of the computer system, identify threats and assess the risk. They will also be able to track the digital footprints of an intruder.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and verbal skills requisite to effectively communicate with criminal suspects, victims, witnesses, persons in crisis and others in need.
Identify constitutional freedoms and rights, and how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect those freedoms and rights.
Describe those applicant screening/selection process typically utilized by law enforcement and corrections agencies for their entry-level positions.
Analyze a criminal case to determine its appropriate processing, given an understanding of the jurisdiction and functions of police, courts and corrections as components of an interdependent criminal justice system.
Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.
Analyze criminal statutes to determine the statutes elements, constitutionality and proper application.
Produce written incident and investigative reports that are useful and professional in terms of accuracy, completeness, spelling and grammar.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and verbal skills requisite to effectively communicate with criminal suspects, victims, witnesses, persons in crisis and others in need.
Identify constitutional freedoms and rights, and how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect those freedoms and rights.
Describe those applicant screening/selection process typically utilized by law enforcement and corrections agencies for their entry-level positions.
Analyze a criminal case to determine its appropriate processing, given an understanding of the jurisdiction and functions of police, courts and corrections as components of an interdependent criminal justice system.
Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.
Analyze criminal statutes to determine the statutes elements, constitutionality and proper application.
Produce written incident and investigative reports that are useful and professional in terms of accuracy, completeness, spelling and grammar.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Apply the knowledge and verbal skills requisite to effectively communicate with criminal suspects, victims, witnesses, persons in crisis and others in need.
Identify constitutional freedoms and rights, and how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect those freedoms and rights.
Describe those applicant screening/selection process typically utilized by law enforcement and corrections agencies for their entry-level positions.
Analyze a criminal case to determine its appropriate processing, given an understanding of the jurisdiction and functions of police, courts and corrections as components of an interdependent criminal justice system.
Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.
Analyze criminal statutes to determine the statutes elements, constitutionality and proper application.
Produce written incident and investigative reports that are useful and professional in terms of accuracy, completeness, spelling and grammar.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Use knowledge of individual children and child development theory to promote learning

Develop strategies to learn more about individual children (families, languages, abilities, culture, etc)
Use knowledge of child development and individual children to create equitable, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children
Create curriculum that builds resilience in children, inclusivity, and pushes back against systems that may harm children (racism, classism, trauma, poverty, etc) -
Engage families and communities in the education of young children

Value diverse family structures, languages, cultures and norms
Create reciprocal and authentic family and community partnerships
Observe, document, and assess learning to support development

Link the purpose of observation to curriculum planning and assessment to teaching strategies
Explore how assessment can be harmful to children and how to use assessment responsibly
Share information with families and other service providers

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Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Use knowledge of individual children and child development theory to promote learning

Develop strategies to learn more about individual children (families, languages, abilities, culture, etc)
Use knowledge of child development and individual children to create equitable, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children
Create curriculum that builds resilience in children, inclusivity, and pushes back against systems that may harm children (racism, classism, trauma, poverty, etc) -
Engage families and communities in the education of young children

Value diverse family structures, languages, cultures and norms
Create reciprocal and authentic family and community partnerships

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Educational Paraeducator, A.A.S

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Washington State General Paraeducator Standards of Practice

STANDARD 1: Support educational outcomes.
STANDARD 2: Demonstrate professionalism and ethical practices
STANDARD 3: Support a positive and safe learning environment
STANDARD 4: Communicate effectively and participate in the team process
STANDARD 5: Demonstrate cultural competency

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Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Use knowledge of individual children and child development theory to promote learning

Develop strategies to learn more about individual children (families, languages, abilities, culture, etc)
Use knowledge of child development and individual children to create equitable, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children
Create curriculum that builds resilience in children, inclusivity, and pushes back against systems that may harm children (racism, classism, trauma, poverty, etc) -
Engage families and communities in the education of young children

Value diverse family structures, languages, cultures and norms
Create reciprocal and authentic family and community partnerships
Observe, document, and assess learning to support development

Link the purpose of observation to curriculum planning and assessment to teaching strategies
Explore how assessment can be harmful to children and how to use assessment responsibly
Share information with families and other service providers

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School Age Care Certificate

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Use knowledge of individual children and child development theory to promote learning

Develop strategies to learn more about individual children (families, languages, abilities, culture, etc)
Use knowledge of child development and individual children to create equitable, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children
Create curriculum that builds resilience in children, inclusivity, and pushes back against systems that may harm children (racism, classism, trauma, poverty, etc) -
Engage families and communities in the education of young children

Value diverse family structures, languages, cultures and norms
Create reciprocal and authentic family and community partnerships

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Utilize accurate and effective case management skills, including assessment, client advocacy, developing treatment plans, networking, referral and documentation.
Demonstrate cultural competence through self-awareness and the ability to effectively assist diverse individuals, families and communities.
Identify and implement current and evidence-based methods in the human services profession.
Practice effective oral and written communication skills, including listening and accurate documentation.
Collaborate effectively with agencies and the communities the agencies support through networking, partnerships and resource development.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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Learning outcomes
Demonstrate proficiency in legal research and application of procedural and substantive authorities, including areas of law in which the student may not be familiar.
Demonstrate writing skills that are consistent with generally accepted standards within the legal profession, including the ability to communicate legal analysis and application through organized and well-written correspondence, memoranda and pleadings.
Analyze and articulate the different sides to any argument using critical-thinking skills.
Demonstrate the ability to develop discovery plans, prepare cases for trial and capably assist in all courtroom proceedings.
Use technology commonly found in the legal environment, including the electronic courtroom. This technology includes Microsoft Office products, electronic databases and other appropriate legal software.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S

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Learning outcomes
Demonstrate proficiency in legal research and application of procedural and substantive authorities, including areas of law in which the student may not be familiar.
Demonstrate writing skills that are consistent with generally accepted standards within the legal profession, including the ability to communicate legal analysis and application through organized and well-written correspondence, memoranda and pleadings.
Analyze and articulate the different sides to any argument using critical-thinking skills.
Demonstrate the ability to develop discovery plans, prepare cases for trial and capably assist in all courtroom proceedings.
Use technology commonly found in the legal environment, including the electronic courtroom. This technology includes Microsoft Office products, electronic databases and other appropriate legal software.
Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients utilizing good listening skills and through appropriate interactions in small group work.
Demonstrate professionalism through leadership, cultural awareness, appropriate attire and conduct, and attention to detail.
Demonstrate the ability to work independently, comply with preset deadlines and utilize well defined problem-solving skills as required by an assignment and/or situation.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of ethical issues in and out of the legal employment setting.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Front End Website Development Certificate

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These classes form the foundation for understanding front end website development, from the basics of HTML/CSS, JavaScript to content Management Systems. Students will gain the skill set to be able to design, develop and customize front end websites including Content Management Systems such as WordPress.

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Information Systems, Software Development Specialization, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the language syntax, semantics and constructs used to develop a software program.
Develop a thorough understanding of a variety of problemsolving techniques used to analyze the business problem and create a software solution.
Create ethically sound computer programs that empower the users while protecting their privacy.
Communicate effectively with others to discuss requirements and analyze, design and implement business solutions.

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Information Systems, Web Development Specialization, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Understand skills required when designing and developing client-side Websites.
Build and maintain Webpages and Websites via HTML/CSS.
Understand the syntax of HTML, XHTML, CSS and XML and be able to apply accordingly.
Build and maintain Adobe Flash pages and Websites.
Build, maintain and understand ActionScript.
Design and develop JavaScript based Webpages.
Demonstrate usage of different Web development tools.
Demonstrate deployment of Webpages/Websites on a Web server.
Understand client-side scripting code and its application.
Understand the workflow in building a Webpage and Website through various tools.

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Web Development Certificate

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The Web/Database Developer certificate allow students to gain the skill sets for back end and front end website development and database design.

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Web Development, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Analyze project requirements and gather information necessary to thoroughly understand project scope and specifications.
Communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders.
Determine and apply appropriate technologies and tools to problems.
Design, build and maintain a scalable and minimally redundant database.
Design, develop and maintain a aesthetically pleasing and functional websites.
Create, edit, and maintain code in various technologies & languages.
Document all work accurately and thoroughly.

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Information Security Analyst

Information Systems, Computer Forensics Specialization, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Have a thorough understanding of a variety of computer platforms and how data is stored in order to properly analyze the evidence or recover lost files.
Determine and design an appropriate plan for identifying, securing and gathering evidence in a case.
Understand the importance of ethics while conducting investigations and apply the principles in their professional and personal lives.
Communicate effectively with other members of a team, corporation or clients in order to obtain access to needed information.
Analyze data acquired and follow the evidence found to come to a conclusion that can be confirmed using standard or accepted forensic science techniques.

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Database Administrators

Information Systems, Database Design/Development Specialization, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Analyze project requirements and gather information necessary to thoroughly understand project scope and specifications.
Communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders.
Determine and use appropriate technologies and tools to problems.
Able to manage projects in I.T.
Know the technicality in a specialized I.T. Field
Document all work accurately and thoroughly.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Systems, Networking Specialization, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate proficient knowledge of networking equipment, configuration and addressing.
Implement a LAN with Microsoft and/or Linux servers and workstations adding management of users, e-mail, Websites and network resources.
Secure access and protect the data in a network server.
Manage a complex project from start to finish, both individually and in teams.
Effectively use technology to identify resources to solve networking issues, troubleshoot problems, and remain current in the technology field.
Communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders, both in speech and written documents.

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IT Support Specialist

Intro to Web Support Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate ability to use imaging software and to create commercial art images.
Design and construct basic web sites using markup languages and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Correctly use components of Microsoft Office programs to create professional and academic documents.
Demonstrate using the keyboard by touch, using correct fingering on letters, numbers, and symbols.
Prepare an effective resume and cover letter, learn and practice interview techniques, and locate an internship in the public or private sector.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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Learning Outcomes
Perform administrative tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Explain general office policies and establish and maintain patient records.
Perform clinical tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Communicate (written, verbal and nonverbal) effectively with diverse patients and staff about patient instructions, community resources and health maintenance and disease prevention.
Apply medico-legal knowledge to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality.
Perform and document within legal and ethical boundaries.
Identify and model professional conduct and appearance in specific, multicultural workplace settings.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Perform administrative tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Explain general office policies and establish and maintain patient records.
Perform clinical tasks in the ambulatory care setting.
Communicate (written, verbal and nonverbal) effectively with diverse patients and staff about patient instructions, community resources and health maintenance and disease prevention.
Apply medico-legal knowledge to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality.
Perform and document within legal and ethical boundaries.
Identify and model professional conduct and appearance in specific, multicultural workplace settings.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding, A.A.S

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This Associate of Applied Science Degree program prepares students for careers as an AAPC-credentialed medical coder. Medical groups and physician practices. Courses in this program will also articulate with Tacoma Community College’s Health Information Technology (HIT) program. Graduates from this program will be prepared to sit for the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) professional coding certification.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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Train for an exciting and rewarding career in 4 weeks. Highline College Nursing Assistant Certified program combines classroom theory, skills laboratory, and clinical experience to prepare students to take the Washington State licensure exam for a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S

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Learning outcomes
Perform tasks and skills necessary for fulfilling the role of an entry level respiratory therapist, using equipment basic to the profession.
Perform respiratory assessment using critical-thinking skills.
Identify pathology and etiology of respiratory disorders and the relationship to oxygenation and ventilation.
Interpret and use information (medical charts, acquisition and analysis system information) to draw reasonable conclusions and provide safe therapy.
Identify and use a wide variety of research sources as applied to respiratory care.
Apply the skills necessary to work in a multicultural world as a medical professional.
Communicate in English both orally and in writing in a clear and organized manner to persuade, inform and convey ideas.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Multimedia Design, A.A.S

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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate awareness of the career options, current issues and professional practices of the multimedia artist profession.
Apply effective interpersonal communications with clients, co-workers, managers, suppliers, workrooms and subcontractors within the multimedia profession.
Know the professional resources that a multimedia artist would use in keeping current with the profession.
Identify suitable employment opportunities by matching personal and professional interests and abilities with positions within the multimedia profession.
Develop and implement solutions to interactive communication problems.
Identify and use differences in audiences and cultures when creating the multimedia product.
Initiate projects and use technology appropriate to audience needs.
Use trade practices, ethics and copyright laws related to multimedia design.

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Web Design, A.A.S

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This program will equip students to be exposed to creating good quality front end website designs and integration into backend code. In order to carry out these tasks students should be knowledgeable in the design aspects and be able to use numerous tools ranging from wire framing through graphic design when designing front end websites. In addition they should have some exposure and be able to identify and integrate designs into server side scripting as well as client side scripting code.

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Contact Phone Number

206-878-3710

Address

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
United States