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2022-23 RCC Catalog

2022-2023 Art, Humanities, Communication
Art, Humanities, Communication

Design and Digital Media: Social Media Technician

Career Pathway Certificate

About the Program

The Social Media Technician Career Pathway Certificate prepares students for work in entry-level positions in the social media industry where a working knowledge of Social Media Design applications and skills is required. Courses can be applied to the one-year Design and Digital Media certificate and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Design and Digital Media. The AAS is designed to prepare students for employment in various design-related industries and fields, including web design, graphic design, publishing, advertising, media/printing/editing, or begin careers as freelance designers.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Students completing their Design and Digital Media Social Media Technician Career Pathway Certificate will be able to:

  • Create varied visual concepts in response to communication problems.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Visual Art and Design Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathway Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive a Career Pathway Certificate in Social Media Technician. Certain prerequisite and required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only.  A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Program Map

Course No. Course Title Credits


Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years



College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score


Total Prerequisites Credits


Required Courses


Social Media Marketing 1



Digital Graphic Design I 2



Introduction to Adobe Web Tools



Content Management Systems (Word Press) 3



Digital Imaging (Photoshop)




1 Prerequisite WR121

2 Fall and winter terms only.

3 Fall term only.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Design Department.

Visual Arts and Design Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/vad
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711


2022-23 RCC Catalog