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Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus

Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore a range of multimedia, visual communications and software applications. This certificate provides a basic overview of the field and teaches basic multimedia skills. To enhance skills and career options, students are advised to pursue an additional certificate and/or an AAS degree in Digital Animation, Graphic Design, Video Production and Editing, or Web Design. Students work independently, as well as in collaborative groups in the design and implementation of mixed media presentations and applications.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I


MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I


MGD 117Introduction to Visual Communications


ELECTIVE Any Fundamentals in MGD Certificate Elective*


ELECTIVE Any Fundamentals in MGD Certificate Elective*


Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: You should apply for completion of the Fundamentals of Multimedia Certificate at the end of Semester 1.

Total Credit Hours: 15

Important Program Notes:

*Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology (MGD) Certificate Electives include: MGD 116, MGD 114, MGD 133, MGD 103, MGD 141, MGD 143, MGD 153, MGD 164, MGD 104, ART 139, or ART 144.

Scheduling may vary per campus locations. You are encouraged to register for courses in accord with your main campus scheduling.

The Multimedia Technology Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is valued with higher regard as it requires more education to obtain than a certificate. As such, it is recommended that interested students declare the AAS Degree as the overall goal. Students declaring the AAS Degree will also complete the Fundamentals of Multimedia Certificate as well as a certificate in the chosen focus area by the time of graduation.