Jul 24, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Design Software, Skill Set

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Mildred Thompson, Design Software Program Coordinator
(304) 534-7709

Program Purpose

This Skill Set is designed to enable students to explore basic techniques of computer presentation and multimedia. Students will use contemporary design software to create and edit raster and vector images and manipulate video and multimedia files.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Create vector and raster artwork
  • Optimize images for the web
  • Generate print and web artwork that demonstrates industry specifications
  • Manage workflow and consistent color for print and web output
  • Capture, edit and export digital video along with digital audio.
  • Assemble video projects in professional non-linear editing software showing proficiency in importing, exporting, effects, transitions, color correcting, and flow.
  • Demonstrate proper use of professional multimedia authoring tools for media distribution.


 Image and video editing are foundational skills that apply to many industries. These skills are used in settings where social media production, photography, video production, marketing and advertising are key objectives.


Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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