Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Graphic Communication Technology

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

The Graphic Communication Technology program prepares students for employment in the technical production area of the printing and graphic communication industry. Following an introduction to the graphics industry, the core program develops students' practical knowledge and provides hands-on experience with current standards in graphic communication. Students learn design, layout, image manipulation and illustration principles to applying final graphics used in 2D design, print, Web and motion graphics, plus receive extensive experience working on Apple computers using industry standard software from Adobe.

Students may transfer credits from this program to Ashford University (graphic design) or the University of Northern Iowa towards a bachelor of arts in graphic communication technology.

Career opportunities: printing and publishing companies, advertising agencies, Web design, in-house graphics, design and marketing departments.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

ADM-133

Business Math and Calculators

3

ART-301

Design Fundamentals

3

ENG-101

Elements of Writing

3

GRA-101

Survey of Graphic Communications

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

15

Second Semester (Spring)

ART-133

Drawing

3

ART-184

Photography

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MKT-150

Principles of Advertising

3

 

 

15

Summer

GRA-127

Illustrator I

3

GRA-131

Digital Layout

3

 

 

6

Third Semester (Fall)

CIS-207

Fundamentals of Web Programming

3

GRA-128

Illustrator II

3

GRA-132

Digital Layout II

3

GRA-140

Digital Imaging

3

GRA-195

Introduction to Web Media

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

GRA-141

Digital Imaging II

3

GRA-152

Web Design II

4.5

GRA-153

Web Media II

3

GRA-192

Production Techniques

4.5

GRA-199

Graphic Communication Job Shadow

1

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

67

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