Marketing and Design

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Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

A degree in Marketing and Design from SCTCC prepares graduates for the ever-changing world of how to best reach customers. At SCTCC we ensure every student will find success, by developing creative and technical skills in copywriting, public relations, design, and photography.

With a Marketing and Design degree, there are a variety of career paths graduates can take. To ensure they excel, students take classes focused on communications, innovation, and creativity. Our graduates leave SCTCC with skills in computer design, time management, and understand how to work as a team with others.

For a unique experience, Marketing and Design students have the opportunity to be a part of The Northway Group, a one-of-a-kind, student-run, in-house advertising agency. Being a part of the group will broaden student’s knowledge of the marketing, advertising, communication, and design industries.

The Northway Group even allows for students to work alongside companies in the St. Cloud community, so that students will understand how to work with different partners in the workforce.

Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.

2021 Placement
Central MN Median Wage

Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Marketing and Design program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire including Forward Thinking Media, Meyers Photography, Bullseye Marketing, and more.

At SCTCC, we teach our students the necessary skills for success in the workforce. Our students graduate with the ability to incorporate computer design skills and concepts in the creation of visual and digital media using Adobe Creative Cloud.

We even encourage our students to develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, work successfully as a team member, communicate clearly and professionally in both writing and spoken formats, and how to utilize time management to meet various deadlines.

Quick Glance

  • Incorporate computer design skills and concepts in the creation of visual and digital media.
  • Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Work successfully as a team member
  • Communicate clearly and professionally in both writing and spoken formats
  • Time management and the ability to meet various deadlines

SCTCC graduates have worked with a variety of employers, from advertising agencies, corporate advertising departments, to digital and interactive agencies. We ensure we teach our students the necessary skills to excel in the career path right for them.

Our students have even found opportunities with specialty advertising firms, public relation and marketing firms, and have even done self-employed and freelance work.

By using skills taught at SCTCC, like critical thinking and effective communication abilities, our graduates day-to-day lives are often quite successful. You can find students working for Forward Thinking Media working with media planning.

With a degree in Marketing and Design from SCTCC, there are a variety of career options students can pursue after graduation. Our students have worked with graphic design, copywriting, print production, web design, social and digital media, interactive, and media planning, buying, and traffic.

Graduates have even worked with advertising sales, account sales, management, public relations, promotions, and direct marketing, brand strategy and communication, and photography.

Quick Glance

Types of Jobs

  • Copywriter
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media: Manager, Assistant, Specialist, Director
  • Marketing: Coordinator, Manager, Assistant, Specialist
  • Brand Manager 
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Photographer

Potential Employers

  • Advertising agencies and corporate advertising departments 
  • Digital and interactive agencies 
  • Specialty advertising firms 
  • Public relation and marketing firms 
  • Self-employed and freelance work

After graduation, students in the Marketing and Design program have found careers with successful companies like Beaver Island Brewing Company, Voight Johnson, and Little Acorn.

SCTCC students have even worked with leading companies in the area such as Forward Thinking Media, Meyers Photography, Bullseye Marketing, and Sentinel Printing.

Quick Glance

  • Beaver Island Brewing Company
  • Forward Thinking Media
  • Voight Johnson
  • Little Acorn
  • Meyers Photography
  • Bullseye Marketing
  • Sentinel Printing 
Student working at Mac computer
Marketing & Design student at computer
Student working at Mac computer
Student working at Mac computer

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Marketing and Design program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for a Business Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect a cost of $1,458 for books, supplies, and materials.  

Students are also required to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for $19.99/month.

To maximize accessibility for students, you can apply one time to be considered for all eligible scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

Current Students

Current Marketing and Design students - this is your place for information.

Sheryl Workman
Marketing & Design Instructor
(320) 308-0974

The Northway Group is the SCTCC Marketing and Design program's in-house advertising agency. Each project is an individualized student experience with a sponsoring

business, organization, or professional and their instructor.

Each student is assigned agency roles with various projects based upon their skill set and experience. Students will then apply their knowledge of marketing, writing, design, research, photography, computer software and production techniques to complete a series of projects that will realistically simulate agency work experience. As students develop their individual skillsets and experience how TNG operates, they will expand leadership roles and responsibilities in subsequent semesters to hone their craft for their chosen career path.

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