Community College Equivalency

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Community College Equivalency for IMD Prerequisite Courses


Bellevue College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST& 102 Intro to Mass Media
  • CMST 133 Media Aesthetics
  • CMST 134 Cultural Studies in Mass Media
  • SOC 275 Technology in Everyday Life

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required.

Programming
  • CS 210 Fund. Of Computer Science I
  • PROG 110 Intro to Programming
  • PROG 111 Intro to C++ Programming
Web Design
  • DMA 107 Web Design Fundamentals
  • PROG 109 Web Development
Statistics
  • MATH 130: Intro to Statistics OR
  • BA 240: Statistical Analysis

Cascadia College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST 203 Media in United States Society

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required

Programming
  • BIT 115 Introduction to Programming
  • BIT 116 Scripting
  • BIT 142 Intermediate Programming
  • BIT 143 Programming Data Structures
Web Design
  • BIT 112 Basic of Web Authoring
  • BIT 113 User Interface Development
  • BIT 168 Interactive Authoring
  • BIT 175 Interactive Multimedia for the Web

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Intro to Statistics

Edmonds Community College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • ART 225 and  VISCO 120 or higher

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required.

Programming
  • CIS 242 Web Development II: Java Script    <-- ideal preparation
  • CS 115 Intro to Programming
  • CS& 141 Computer Science Java
  • CS 161 Game Development
  • CS 162 Graphic and Game Programming I
Web Design
  • CIS 241 Web Development I

Everett College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • Art 124D Understanding World Art AND CMST& 102 Introduction to Mass Media

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required.

Programming
  • CS 110 Introduction to Programming
  • CS& 141 Computer Programming for Engineers and Scientists
Web Design
  • GRAPH 130 Beginning Web Pages

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Intro to Statistics

Green River College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST& Introduction to Mass Media

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

Choose one of the following three options:

  • IT 206 – Front-End Web Development
  • CS& 141 CS I – Java AND BUS E 184 Internet & Web Design
  • CS& 141 CS I – Java AND IT 121 Intro to HTML

Statistics

  • MATH 256: Statistics

North Seattle College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST 245 Media Communication and Criticism
  • CMST 275 Online Communication

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required.

Programming
  • CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC 142 Computer Programming I
Web Design
  • IT 111 Internet and Web Authoring

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Intro to Statistics
  • MATH 211: Elements of Statistical Methods
  • BUS 210: Business and Economics Statistics

Seattle Central College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST& 102 Intro to Mass Media

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

Choose one of the following three options:

  • WEB 110 Web Authoring I AND WEB 150 Javascript
  • WEB 110 Web Authoring I AND CSC 100 Computer Programming
  • WEB 110 Web Authoring I AND CSC Computer Programming for Engineers and Scientists

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Statistics
  • BUS 210: Business and Economics Statistics

Shoreline College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST& Introduction to Mass Media

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

Choose one of the following six options:

  • VCT 225 Specialization: Interactive Web/Studio I
  • VCT 226 Specialization: Interactive Web Studio III
  • VCT 227 Specialization: Interactive Web/Studio III
  • VCT 170 Adobe CS AND CS 121 Intro to Programming
  • VCT 170 Adobe CS AND CS& 141 Computer Programming with Java
  • VCT 170 Adobe CS AND CS 143 Computer Science II

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Intro to Statistics
  • MATH 211: Elements of Statistical Method

South Seattle College

Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts

  • CMST 245 Media Communication and Criticism
  • CMST 275 Online Communication

Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming

One programming and one web design course required.

Programming
  • CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC 142 Computer Programming I
Web Design
  • CTN 160 Web Production I

Statistics

  • MATH& 146: Intro to Statistics
  • MATH 211: Elements of Statistical Methods
  • BUS 210: Business and Economic Statistics